Utilitarian crochet items are going through a bit of a renaissance. The Broken Rib washcloth is an excellent example of such a project. This pattern has a lovely texture which is not only attractive, but also will serve well when you need to give something or someone a bit of a scrub. It’s well documented that a rubdown with a rough towel or cloth is excellent for your skin, so this little cloth should be perfect. The pattern should be easy to work up, though the stitch is an intermediate one, and produces a square 12″ on a side. A link to the free pattern is at the end of the post.