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LOOP-DE-LOOP BATHCLOTH

by Shirley Guess 1997 (c)

Donated to the CP's Pattern Library and posted with permission

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For the Model , I used Reynolds "Saucy" worsted weight and Lily's Kable Kotton. I use it as a washcloth for the bath.

*This loopy washcloth is dedicated to Sharon B. <G>

PATTERN NOTES:
Substitute a Ch 2 for first hdc in a round.
On Rnds Between Loop Stitches: Push loops up so that you can crochet behind them.
Change colors on odd numbered rounds with the loops. Use as many colors as you want.

MATERIALS:
If you use a worsted weight cotton yarn, use a "H" hook.
If you use 8/4 Cotton Rug Warp (or double strand of Cotton #10) use a "D" hook
Use as many colors as you want and make any size that you want.

DIRECTIONS:
Rnd 1. Ch 4. Join with sl st to beg to make ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 4. *Work dc + ch 1 in ring. Repeat from *11 times. Sl st to beg. (Twelve ch-1 spaces made)

Rnd 3: Sl st to first ch-1 space. *Ch 7, sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st. (Twelve loops)

Rnd 4: Push up loops so that you can crochet behind them right into the dc from round 2. Sl st to ch-1 space. * 2 hdc in ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *Ch 7. Sc in next hdc. Repeat from * around. Do not join. (24 loops)

Rnd 6: Crochet behind loops like you did for rnd 4. Sl st to first hdc. Work 2 hdc in same st. * Hdc in next st. Work 2 hdc in next st. (increase made) Repeat from * around. sl st to beg. (36 sts. = increase of 12 stitches)

For Next Odd Number Rnd: *Ch 7 sc in next hdc. Repeat from * around. Do not join. (Same number of sts as in last even numbered rnd)

For Next Even Rounds: Crochet behind loops like you did for rnd 4. Sl st to first hdc. Work 2 hdc in same st. *Work hdc in next 2 sts .Work 2 hdc in next st. (increase made) Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. (48 sts)

Keep alternating between odd and even number rounds until you've made your cloth the desired size. On even numbered rounds your increases will occur thus: *Work hdc in next 3/4/5/6 sts. Work 2 hdcs in next st. Repeat from * around. sl st to join (60 sts/72 sts/ and so on)

Finish off. Weave in loose ends.

NOTE: This pattern is for personal use only. Please don't post it in any form without designer's express permission. This is an original design by Shirley Guess and is posted at the CP Pattern Library with permission..

Please direct reprint requests to designer at shefog@nas.com (The designer's address was valid when this pattern was posted. If it is no longer valid, please check one of the internet search engines for an updated address.)

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