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Sleep-Deprived Baby Washcloth Pattern

As you all know, I am in the family way, and once the baby comes I shall be a sleep deprived zombie. What many don't know is you actually get a start on that state before Baby is born. Between it being ever harder to find a comfortable position, to hands and arms going numb due to pregnancy-related carpel tunnel syndrome, to (in my case) a cat that wakes you up 13 times in one night by stepping on your hair while trying to curl up around your head....

I'm a wee bit pooped.

However, I am still knitting and crocheting. Tonight I started a baby washcloth to use up a small ball of cotton I have. I am calling it the Sleep-Deprived Baby Washcloth, since it is easy enough for even a sleep deprived mom to make.

It is about 6 or 7 inches square, so large-ish baby, or come to think of it, probably the perfect size for a child who is starting to bathe himself.

Here is the pattern:

Small ball of 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn. (I used leftovers of one of those skeins of cotton from Walmart.)
Size H crochet hook
Tapestry needle and scissors for finishing

Gauge: Not too important.

Chain 20 loosely.

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook, sc in each chain across.

Row 2: Chain 1 loosely, hdc in each sc across.

Row 3: Chain 1, sc in each hdc across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until square. If I count right (it's hard to count rows in the color of yarn I used) I did 21 rows. End with a sc row.

Sc around cloth to make a neat edge, working 3 sc in each corner. Block square if needed.  Mine was a bit wonky but was easily tugged square.

Weave in ends securely and trim tails.


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