I'm a sucker for pretty washcloths, whether knit or crocheted. This one went off in the morning's mail to surprise a very kind person ...
Pattern: Nubbie Scrubbie, by Angelee Marie, from Simple Sweet Yarns
Yarns: KnitPicks CotLin (linen); Berroco Pure Pima (teal)
I also enclosed a bar of Lime and Black Pepper Daisy Lamont Soap. Vickie, the proprietress of Daisy Lamont, was one of my cabinmates at Squam Art Workshops in June and brought her soaps to the Squam Art Fair: Guinness and Honey, Hawaiian Ginger, Basil Pear, Orange Spice ... such delicious scents! Some scented soaps are overpowering, but I thought Vickie's were "just right." My favorite so far? Pink Lady, a delicate blend of geranium and bergamot.
This washcloth's got great texture thanks to treble crochet. If you aren't familiar with treble crochet yet, you will be expert at it by the time you're done! The pattern calls for one color and ends with a round of single crochet. I decided to gussy mine up by working two rounds of single crochet in a contrasting color, then improvising a "fancy" final round. (The "fancy" round consisted of: *3 dc in 1 sc, ch 1, skip 3 dc, rep from *. Right before and after the 3 dc on each corner, I only skipped 2 dc, to create better ease and prevent the corner from curling up.)