Textured Washer Trio

 

 

I love textured washers hand made from 100% cotton.  I have made so many of these for gifts but so far haven't kept any for myself! 

A little while ago I made a set of three textured washers out of some scrumptious Lily Sugar N Cream with the intention of keeping them, however showed someone who loved them and then......oops gone!!!  I didn't write down what I did when I made the original three textured washers.  I figured it didn't matter too much that these weren't identical as long as I used a combination of stitches that create fabulous texture.

I adore textured stitches and in particular bobbles and popcorns.  The bobble washer was born from me wanting to create washers that were not only functional but also fun!  All of three of these textured washers are fabulous for gentle exfoliation.

These are brilliant gifts and whilst we are locked down here in Melbourne its perfect timing to make some for gifts or just because you want some for yourself!

 

 

Materials Used/Required:

 

 

UK terms used throughout.
Stitches Used

ch - chain

bo - 5 treble crochet bobble stitch

dc - double Crochet 

dbtr - double treble

ss - slip stitch

fptr - front post treble

bptr - back post treble

 

Stitch instructions:

5 treble crochet bobble stitch

  • Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops left on hook).

  • Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook (3 loops left on hook).

  • Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook (4 loops left on hook).

  • Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook (5 loops left on hook).

  • Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook (6 loops left on hook).

  • Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook.  Chain 1 to close the stitch (does not count towards the overall stitch count).

Front Post Treble

  • yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from front to back,
  • yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook.
  • Yarn over, pull through two loops,
  • yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.   

    Back Post Treble:

    • yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from back to front,
    • yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook.
    • yarn over, pull through two loops,
    • yarn over, pull through remaining two loops. 

       

       

      1. Bobble Washer 

      The Bobble Stitch Washer is quite yarn hungry so I finished with a border in the Overcast that I used for the Simple Washer. 

      Ch 1 counts as 1 stitch.

       

      1. ch 32
      2. 1 dc into the second stitch from the hook, 1 dc into every stitch across, ch 1 turn.
      3. This is the wrong side (ws) of your washer.   1 dc in the next 2 stitches and bo in the third stitch (pop the bobble through to the right side of the washer as you go).  Continue 1 dc in the next 2 stitches and 1 bo in the next stitch until 3 stitches before the end of the row, finish with 3 dc.  Ch 1 turn.
      4. dc into the next 2 stitches, 1 dc into the top of the bobble stitch (remembering that the ch1 that closed the stitch in the previous round does not count in the overall stitch count). 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, 1 dc into the top the of the bobble stitch until you get to the final bobble stitch.  1 dc into the top of the final bobble stitch, 1 dc into the next 3 stitches, ch 1 turn. (31).
      5. dc in every stitch across, ch 1 turn (31)
      6. dc in every stitch across, ch 1 turn (31)
      7. Repeat rows 3-6 seven times.  You should have 8 rows of bobbles in total.
      8. Change colour and finish your washer with 1 dc in each stitch around all four sides of your washer with 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in each corner.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

       

       

       

       

      2. Simple Washer

       

      Tip - keep your slip stitches fairly loose, you will be crocheting into them on the next row and if they are too tight this can be a little bit difficult!

      1. ch 31
      2. dc into the second stitch from the hook, dc into every stitch across, ch 3 (counts as first double treble crochet) turn.
      3. 1 sl st into the next stitch, 1 dtr into the next stitch.  Repeat until the end of the row finishing with a sl st.  ch 3 (counts as first double treble crochet) turn.
      4. Repeat row 3 for 25 rows.
      5. Finish your washer with 1 dc in each stitch around all four sides of your washer with 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in each corner.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

       

       

      3. Basket Weave Washer
      1. ch 31
      2. dc into the second stitch from the hook, dc into every stitch across, ch 2 turn.
      3. fptr around the next 4 stitches, bptr around the next 4 stitches, repeat until you have 1 stitch remaining, treble in last stitch, ch 2 turn.
      4. bptr around the next 4 stitches, fptr around the next 4 stitches, repeat until you have 1 stitch remaining, treble in last stitch, ch 2 turn.
      5. bptr around the next 4 stitches, fptr around the next 4 stitches, repeat until you have 1 stitch remaining, treble in last stitch, ch 2 turn.
      6. fptr around the next 4 stitches, bptr around the next 4 stitches, repeat until you have 1 stitch remaining, treble in last stitch, ch 2 turn.
      7. repeat rows 3-6 four times.
      8. finish your washer with 1 dc in each stitch around all four sides of your washer with 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in each corner.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

       

       

       

      You are welcome to share the pattern, however please acknowledge that the design belongs to Yarn Me Calm respecting my rights as a designer, thank you!

       

      If you have questions about this pattern, please contact me at

      andrea@yarnmecalm.com.au

       

      I hope you enjoy the pattern!

      Andrea x