Free Crochet Pattern: Pretty Pebbles Dish Cloths, Washcloths

I love this set of wash cloths for the kitchen or bath. These make a great addition to a baby gift basket, house warming kitchen basket, or even a spa basket. The pretty pebbly fabric makes a natural scrubby and the texture is just so lovely, the cloth turns out thick and squishy.

I love this set of wash cloths for the kitchen or bath. These make a great addition to a baby gift basket, house warming kitchen basket, or even a spa basket. The pretty pebbly fabric makes a natural scrubby and the texture is just so lovely, the cloth turns out thick and squishy.

Granule stitch: Using PSC (picot single crochet) and SC repeated across and a row of single crochet worked in-between the rows of PSC/DC (creates the back side of the fabric), the picots will puff out on the front of your work and create a pretty pebbled crochet fabric.

Creating the fabric in this way is known as the Granule Stitch. The picot single crochet (PSC) and single crochet (SC) are the actual stitches, the pattern that you use, alternating sc with psc, is what makes up the granule stitch

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The Pattern:

Yarn: 100% cotton in your favorite color choices

I’ve used: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in White, Beach Glass (green), Rose Pink – see the March 2021 update at the bottom where I used Creme Cotton.

Hook: J (5.75mm)

Stitches: SC (single crochet) and PSC (picot single crochet)

Chain must be any multiple of 4 + 2

When using Sugar n Cream cotton and a 5.75mm hook, I start with Chain 22 and my dishcloths end up about 8.5” square. You can add/subtract if you want a bit larger or smaller size.

TO OFFSET YOUR PEBBLES if you prefer, you’ll alternate starting and finishing the PSC rows with 1 SC then 2 SC to start and finish the next.

Chain 22.

SC in 2nd st from hook then SC across (21 sts)

Row 1: Ch 1 and turn, SC in first SC, then PSC, SC across (21 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn, then SC across (21 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn, SC in first TWO SC, then PSC, SC across ending with 2 SC (21 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1 and turn, then SC across (21 sts)

Repeat Rows 1-4 until you have 23 rows. So you will end with Row 3, not Row 4!

Border finish: one row SC with 3 SC in each corner. Then one row HDC with 3 SC in each corner.

Pro Tip: When using a softer yarn, it might be necessary to modify the PSC to have MORE chains. In this picture, you can see the difference between 3, 4, and 5-chain picot single crochet.

Update 3/6/2021: Instead of using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (a rather thick, coarse cotton yarn), I made several Pretty Pebbles wash cloths in Loops & Threads Creme Cotton. The first one (green), I used the standard 3-chain picot sc stitch. The second one (pink), I stitched a 4-chain picot sc stitch. The third one (gray), I stitched a 5-chain picot sc stitch. This little trick absolutely made the more pebbly difference when using this softer yarn!

Personally, I really like the 5-chain gray version. The reverse side is a nice smooth fabric but the front side is a great scrubby pebble fabric.

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