I recently made this flannel as a way of using up all of my leftover pieces of yarn. You need hardly any yarn to make these and they are so cute. Especially with Christmas coming up, these would make a great gift, maybe paired with a shower gel or bubble bath!
I have also toyed with the idea of making a couple as dishcloths. The pattern on them makes them quite abrasive and they would work really well. You can't beat brightly coloured dishcloths to cheer you up while doing your chores :)
You will need:
4.5mm crochet hook
3.5mm crochet hook
Using the 4.5mm hook, loosely ch31
1. switch to the 3.5mm hook, skip first 4 sts, *2dcs in next st, ch1, 2dcs in same st (shell made), sk1st, dc in next st, sk1st* rep *-* across, ending with dc in last st (7 shells)
2-12. ch3, turn, *work shell in prev rows ch1sp, dc in top of prev rows dc* rep *-* across, ending with dc in top of ch3
13. do not turn, work 2 more dcs in corner, work alternating shells and dcs across in each hole on way up the side of the cloth until you reach the next corner, work 3dcs in the corner space, continue until you have worked 3 edges, do 2dcs in last corner, join with a sl st in top of ch 3, bind off and weave in ends.
I've made a couple of smaller flannels aswell and to do that, just ch23 then crochet as above, working 8 rows instead of 12 :)