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.