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Monday, 11 August 2014

Crochet a Dishcloth

It's been a while but I'm back!  I recently developed another dishcloth pattern but this time instead of knitting I thought I would design a pattern for all the crochet lovers out there.

The pattern itself is very easy to do and definitely one that a person new to crocheting could follow.  I've also provided the pattern with two different edges.  My personal preference is to end it with a backwards single crochet, but a single crochet in each stitch and row will also work.

If you are new to crocheting, I've included links to points in the video to help you with specific rows and stitches. If you'd like to watch the video from the beginning you can use this link: Crochet a Dishcloth or you can scroll down to watch the video from this page. If you'd like to download the FREE pattern, you can download it from any of the following:
Google Play
iTunes
Barnes & Noble
Crafts
Ravelry
or you can get the PDF on my website! Click this link to get your copy: Crochet a Dishcloth.

You can watch the EPIC trailer for the full video below or keep scrolling to watch the complete how to video at the end of this post.



To help you with some of the more tricky parts, all the rows (and a few of the stitches) are clickable links that will take you to the correct point in the video that demonstrates exactly how to do it.

If you like this crochet pattern, be sure to check out my crochet skull dishcloth also available on my blog.



Things you will need:
Size 8 (5 mm) crochet hook
50 gr (1 3/4 oz) ball of crochet cotton (you can find them just about everywhere.  They're the small balls.)

Ch 42

Row 1: Sc in 4th ch from the hook.  *Ch 1, skip a ch, sc in next ch.*  Repeat from * to * until the end of the chain.  Ch 2, turn. (20 sc)  If you have too many chains see how to fix that here: How to Undo Chain Stitches.

Row 2: Sc in the ch 1 space.  *Ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space.*  Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.  Sc in the ch 4 space from the beginning chain.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Sc in the ch 1 space.  *Ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space.*  Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.  Sc in the ch 2 space from the previous row.  Ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 3 until the dishcloth is square or the desired length.


crochet slippers


Edging:

Single Crochet (White dishcloth):

Row 1: Sc in each row along the left edge of the dishcloth.  3 sc in the corner st.  1 sc in each sc along bottom edge.  3 sc in corner st.  Sc in each row along the right edge of the dishcloth.  3 sc in the corner st.  1 sc in each sc along top edge.  Finish off.

Backwards Single Crochet (Purple dishcloth):

Row 1: Complete 1 bsc (backwards single crochet) in every 2nd stitch of the row you just made. 1 bsc in the corner st.  1 bsc in every 2nd row along the right edge of the dishcloth.  1 bsc in the corner st.  1 bsc in every 2nd st along the bottom edge of the dishcloth.  1 bsc in the corner st.  1 bsc in every 2nd row along the left edge. 1 bsc in the corner st.  Finish off.


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Watch the full how-to video:



How to do a bsc (backwards single crochet):

Here's the video that can show you how.  Keep scrolling down the pageto see the pictorial how-to.



Instead of working from right to left in regular crochet (if you're right handed), you're going to work from left to right.

Step 1:  Insert the hook from front to back in the next st.


Step 2: Hook the yarn and draw the loop through the front of your work.


Step 3:  Hook the yarn and draw through the two loops.  Pretty simple, huh?

You can adjust the size as you see fit.  I prefer a smaller dishcloth but you may like it larger.  You can either add more chains at the start of the cloth or you can make more rows  Either way will work but remember to buy more yarn if you want it larger.
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