I know that this stitch pattern must exist out there somewhere in the knitland. Pretty much any stitch pattern is, but I came to this on my own. I love woven basket stitch for it’s simple texture, it also lays nice and flat. For a face cloth though, I wanted something a little more bumpy, so I added in a couple rows of a little something something to make it nice and gently scrubby. I love the way it turned out. I am hoping to make a bunch more for Jason and I. I recycled a whole sweater of 100% cotton yarn and it’s just perfect for this project. I also learned a little trick about weaving in ends on a 100% cotton face cloth, something that has always evaded me before, so I’ll show that too you in this pattern too.

Scruby Bumpy Face Cloth

Download the pattern here (pdf).

I’m hoping to make some significant progress this weekend on the dresser, getting the apartment cleaned up (we are actually having people over on Saturday, what?, amazing, so I need to finish whipping this place into shape), and finishing a book for review on Monday. You know I’m happy to say that getting the apartment cleaned isn’t a daunting task at all sense I did such a huge clean up last week. It’s more just a putting things away, hiding some piles of craft stuff waiting to go on ebay in the bedroom, and vacuuming… not bad at all!

I’m doing well on writing two patterns a week to try to get ahead in my pattern posting, so hopefully I’ll finish up a pattern this weekend to send it off to my lovely group of pattern testers on Monday. Hooray! I have a nice felted crochet market bag in the works.

Have a good weekend and keep it crafty!

++ Kristin Roach ++