Warmth for Warriors collects knit and crocheted hats for US soldiers. This summer, they're taking donations of cotton washcloths.
Washcloths have been a good portable crochet project since some of my other projects have either gotten too big or require a pattern book (and I don't have any small cross stitch projects going right now). I was able to get five washcloths from two colors of leftover yarn, but I didn't do the borders until I'd finished the top three. Which means that two of them don't have borders, but it's the thought that counts, right?
For those of you playing along at home, it's an easy pattern:
HDC in 3rd chain from hook, HDC across
Chain 2, HDC in back loops of all stitches
And just keep doing that until you've got a square. Remember, ignore your turning chain. The HDC doesn't play by society's rules, man.
For the border, join the yarn with a slip stitch. SC around. For the sides, wonder what the hell counts as a stitch, then just jab your hook in wherever the spirit moves you. For the second row of the border, SC in back loops only. Consider the finished border and wonder if you screwed something up somewhere.