New favourite thing.
The cluster stitch.
Used it to make these bad boys.
I love the crazy, yarn eating stitch and I really love the Rowan handknit cotton used to make them.
This is another little project from Nicki Trench (oh my gosh but I do love her!), I have to say though that on this occasion the pattern was a bit lacking. Basically the original pattern is wrong, it doesn't make sense, confused me greatly and led to much head scratching and frustrated pouting (more pouting than anything to be honest)!
I resorted to raiding the Ravelry vault and found someone who also figured the pattern was wrong but this someone had the smarts to know how to fix it, et voila!!! Wash cloths that are kinda from Nicki Trench but not really cos she got her pattern wrong and so this is all down to clever lalongley on Ravelry.
So these are also for the baby, yes I'm actually going to use them to clean sticky baby faces and smelly baby bums and not just sit and stare at them like I do with most of my other crochet creations.
The cluster stitch is dead easy. Here is how you do it.
Yarn over and into your stitch. Yarn over and pull through (make it quite loose otherwise you won't get your hook through at the end)!
Yarn over and into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through.
Yarn over and into the same stitch again, yarn over and pull through.
Then you yarn over and pull through all seven stitches on your hook.
If I can do it then so can you so give it a try and make some pretty cotton wash cloths for all your friends and family (well the grubby ones at least are sure to appreciate them)!
note: I just googled cluster stitch and it would seem that there are loads of ways to do them, so this is just the way that I did it for these wash cloths, don't want to confuse anyone.