# Washcloth toy

A normal bath will turn into a fun activity if such a puppy named Mochalkin settles in your bathroom. It is easily put on the hand, perfectly holds soap foam and immediately performs two functions: bath accessories and entertaining gizmos.

To make such a blue miracle wink at you from the shower, it is worth getting polypropylene yarn. The choice of color at your discretion, combination is welcome, as in this case. Note that knitting the body goes in two threads, so store two skeins at least. Hooks with numbers 5.5 (for the body) and 3 (for everything else), a sewing needle with a fairly wide eye and a burning desire to become the owner of a washcloth puppy will help you.

Like many knitwear, a puppy starts with a set of air loops and locks them in a ring. To make the washcloth easily put on the hand of an adult woman, thirty-two loops are enough. Next, we introduce a couple of notation: let the single crochet be the base column, and in our case, long loops will be called elongated elements.

The puppy is standing in three circular rows of blue base columns.

After we twist the knitted strip and boldly continue to create in a circle, we just go to the elongated elements.

From the fourth to the 14th row, we do not change the pattern, in the 15th row we evenly reduce the circle by 4 columns, knitting each 7th and 8th element together, and in the 16, 17th and 18th rows we go to the base columns and with the help of a white thread we form a collar.

Then in each circle we combine the base columns and elongated elements in the ratio of 10 to 18, where ten is the place for the future face, and 18 is the curly nape. Thus we do six rows.

From the 25th row, we start decreasing, we knit three circles completely with the elongated elements in this order: 1 decrease circle after every fourth element, 2 circle - decrease after every second element, 3 circle - all decrease. Pull the remaining loops firmly and stitch them on the wrong side.

Moving on to the details. We turn our washcloth into a funny little animal: we make ears, an oval nose, a gold medal, and we embroider our eyes with stitches using an ordinary sewing needle. We work with a single thread.

Mochalkinâ€™s ears are double: the bottom is white, and the upper part is furry and colored, to match the body or with the addition of other colors from the remains of yarn. The lower part consists of 20 rotary rows connected from the base columns, at the end of each row do not forget one loop for lifting. So, we start from three base columns, then, knitting two columns from the left and right edges, we go out to 5 base columns in a row. After three rows, we also add one loop at the edges and a couple of rows (5 and 6) we finish on seven base columns. The seventh row becomes two more columns longer; in the 11th row inclusive, we count 9 rows in rows. In the twelfth row, we make a similar increase along the edges and form the next pair of rows from 11 columns. We expand the fifteenth row to 13 columns, carry out two turns without changes and proceed to rounding the eye. We bring the number of base columns to 9, performing in order: decrease, two base columns, decrease, two base columns, decrease, 1 base column, decrease. The penultimate turn is designed for 9 columns, and in the last one we knit each pair of columns together and stop at that. The colored outer part of the eye is performed in the opposite direction, that is, the first row will consist of 4 base columns and every second rotation will consist of elongated elements.

Halves of the ear are connected with a needle.

For a medal you will need two circles, knitted with columns with a crochet in the center of the amigurumi ring. The first circle is the 15 columns mentioned above, in the second and last circle we double the number of elements, sew the obverse and reverse, we make fasteners for the medal with simple knots.

The nose is formed on six air loops, in the first circle we bring the number of base columns to 10, and for height and roundness we knit three loops in ten loops.

We attach the medal to its rightful place in the middle of the collar, we place the nose and eyes on the puppy's face.

Now we move on to suturing the ears. And now the puppy nicknamed Mochalkin is ready for swimming!

We wish you fun bathing procedures!