Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern #1


Never had I made a dishcloth before the other weekend. Actually, after the Harlot story I was a little afraid to make any!

But I told myself that I could do it and I did. Because I like the HARDINESS of the fabric that crochet makes I chose to use that method of stitching for my dishcloths. Figuring it wouldn't be very hard to pick a few stitch patterns that looked cool I pulled out my Crochet Stitch Bible and began to work them up.

I have to admit though...not all the stitches I tried turned out good on the first try.
Exhibit A:

Can you see it?

What do those look like to you? BOOBS! Rip out...start over!

After a few trial and errors...I found some that worked! So, I thought I would give you all ..FREE PATTERNS!!!

Dishcloth #1: The Fan Stitch

Yarn: 2 oz ball of Sugar n Cream in Faded Denim. (Didn't use whole ball)

Hook: size H/8 5mm

Stitch Guide:
slip stitch
single crochet
double crochet

  • ch - chain
  • dc - double crochet
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch

Finished Size pre-edging: 16cm wide and 16cm high
Finished Size post-edging: 19cm wide and 19cm high

Multiple of Stitches: 6 stitches + 1 (add 1 for foundation ch)

Pattern: Ch 25
  • Row 1: (wrong side row) 5 DC in 5th ch from hook, skip 2 ch, 1 SC in next ch, *skip 2 ch, 5 DC in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 SC in next ch, repeat from * to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 5 CH, skip [first sc, 2 dc], *1 SC in next dc (the center dc of 5), 2 CH, skip 2 dc, 1DC in sc, 2 CH, skip 2 dc, 1 DC in sc, 2 CH, skip 2 dc, repeat from *, ending 1 DC in next ch, turn.
  • Row 3: 3 CH, 2 DC in first dc, *skip 2 ch, 1 SC in sc, skip 2 ch, 5 DC in dc, repeat from *, ending 3 DC in 3rd of 5 ch, turn.
  • Row 4: 1 CH, skip first dc, *2 CH, skip 2 dc, 1 DC in sc, 2 CH, skip 2 dc, 1 SC in next dc (the center dc of 5), repeat from *, ending 1 SC in 3rd of 3 ch, turn.
  • Row 5: 1 CH, skip first sc, *skip 2 ch, 5 DC in dc, skip 2 ch, 1 SC in sc, repeat from * working last SC in first of 3 ch, turn.
  • Repeat Rows 2-5: for 2 more times.
  • Finish Off or Repeat row 2 one more time.
  • after finishing row 2 on pattern CH 2,
  • Round 1: SC evenly around dishcloth 96 times,CH 3
  • Round 2: SC in first sc, CH 3, *SC in next sc, CH 3, repeat from * to the last sc stitch. Join to first ch of first ch 3 with a Sl St.
  • Finish Off.
That's it! Easy huh?

Check back tomorrow and I will have another pattern for
another dishcloth...here is a hint...

Dishcloth #2: The Sprig Stitch

Hey, let me know if you make one, k?


Silja said...

I have lots og cottonyarn oddballs, maybe I should make some dishcloths again. I made a few some years ago with only sc stitches. I have used them alot and they last forever! But they are not nearly as nice as the two you show here.

Diane Lovell said...

I just made up some knitting dishcloths. I'll have a go at your pattern tonight (supposed to be reading about Greek and Church History - blah!)

Anonymous said...

Never had I understood the obsession with dishcloths until I discovered Sugar 'n Cream cotton. It's like it was meant to be. I haven't made any yet though. Mayhaps I'll try one of your patterns. :)

amanda said...

thanks Marly! This couldnt have come at a better time because I need to know what the heck sl st is in crochet-land for finishing my swan lake cardi. you're awesome!

Valerie said...

Fantastico! I've got to go find my crochet hooks from where my girlies have hidden them...

Virtuous said...

Thanks for the FREE pattern!

I am trying to learn & practice my crocheting and the Fan Discloth will be perfect for me since I am tryingto learn all of those techniques.

And of course I have some S&C just laying around. Going to my knit/crochet group tonight so they can show me how to do this! LOL


Jenn said...

cute, cute, cute! I love doing dishcloths...so simple, yet fabulous at the same time...plus you can try out challenging new stitch patterns without commiting to a whole garment...Thanks for the free pattern :)
- Jenn