Made of thick cotton yarn, the baby bath set is super absorbent and perfect for baby’s bath time. The addition of a little hood makes this towel perfect to wrap around your baby. Make one as a shower gift or for your own little one, this pattern is easy to follow along with.
Give the gift of a coordinated bath set with this hooded towel and crochet washcloth pattern set and make bath time easy!
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Towel is 30” (76 cm) square, washcloth is 6” (15 cm) square, excluding edgings
Gauge: 12 sts and T8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc; Gauge not critical and blocking is not required
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream (100% cotton; 150 yards [138 meters]/85 grams): #19605 Creamsicle (6 skeins)
Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Crab Stitch: Work sc in the opposite direction you would normally stitch without turning the work.
dc3tog: (dec) double crochet three together.
Ch-3 counts as 1 dc throughout.
On the increase section, placing the first 2 dc in the very first dc (that you would normally skip if you were working even) creates an increase on that side.
Row 1: 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 3, turn. (5 dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in first dc (see note) and in each dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. (8 dc)
Row 3: Rep Row 2. (11 dc)
Rep Row 2 for pattern until work measures approximately 30” (76 cm) along straight edge of work.
Row 1: Dc2tog, dc across until 3 dc remain, dc2tog, leave last dc (which is the t-ch) unworked. 3 sts have been decreased.
Rep Row 1 for pattern until 5 dc remain. Ch 3, turn. Updated 9/17/2020
Last Row: Dc3tog. End off.
Rep instructions for Main Piece Increase Section until work measures approximately 12” (31 cm) along straight edge of work, ch 1, turn.
Work 1 row crab st for edging.
Weave in all ends.
Pin hood into place on one corner so that the stitching on the hood and the main towel are running in the same direction.
Work 1 round sc around towel, beginning anywhere, working through both layers to attach hood to towel when you come to it, and placing 3 sc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in first sc, end off.
Weave in all ends.
Rep instructions for Main Piece Increase section until work measures approximately 6” (15 cm) along straight edge.
Rep all instructions for Main Piece Decrease section. End off.
Work one round sc around washcloth, beginning anywhere, and placing 3 sc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in first sc, end off.
A video for the decrease section would be appreciated.
Hi, I am partway through the decrease section of the towel. I seem to have too many stiches in each row compared with the same position in the increase section. I’m definitely decreasing a stich at each end, so I think it’s something to do with identifying the turning chain, that is left unworked. A video here would help me a lot, if possible. I’m fairly new to crochet and identifying the last stitch in a row is one of the hardest bits IMO.
I’m also a bit confused about the earlier response re the missing turning chain at the end of the decrease row. It’s been added to the last decrease row only. Is that correct? Thanks so much.
Hello Susan! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
Pattern was extremely easy. I think some of you are over thinking it
I have followed the pattern however I am not getting the numbers right. Please advise.
Hello Linda! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola
Hello Linda! There seems to be missing Ch 3, turn at the end of the decrease row. We’ve made the update in the pattern. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! Happy crochet! – Nicola
Thank you, trying this right now for my daughter’s new arrival next month..
Question please, I have followed the pattern, but it does not appear that it will make a square. It looks as though it will be a diamond shape. What am I doing wrong? I added the two dc at the beginning right after the 3 chains and again at the end in the chain space. When decreasing, I did 2dctog without any chain stitches and it has odd angles. Please help. Thanks so much.
Hello! It does look like a diamond when you are stitching because you are working from point to point. A diamond on its side is a square. Hope that helps! – Nicola
Would like to crochet for my niece as she’s having her first baby but you don’t show picture of towel and washcloth
the towel is 5 stitches across???????????????
The piece is worked on the diagonal and increases with each row. The first row is 5 stitches across, and then you are adding stitches with each turn of the row. Hope that helps! ~Chris