Thursday, August 29, 2013

scalloped washcloth pattern

I saw some dishcloths online and wanted to make my own as washcloths for Mother's Day with some cotton twine I had.  I studied the picture and came up with how to do it.  while writing my pattern it seemed a little difficult to follow, but this is really an easy one to do - I just don't know how to write it out so it's not confusing!
a cotton yarn like Sugar and Cream with a size 5.5mm hook works well with this pattern.

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch

round 1:
12 sc into loop, pull tail tight, sl st into 1st st to join round

round 2:
ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2 corner)
*1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 2 to make corner, repeat from * 3 times
sl st in top of the first dc (the ch 3) to join round, and sl st into ch 2 corner space
total of 12 dc sts (including beginning ch 3)

rounds 3-8:
ch 3 (counts as first dc)
1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into corner space
*1 dc in between each dc from previous row
2 dc into the ch 2 corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into same ch 2 corner space
repeat from * 2 more times
1 dc in between each dc on the last side
sl st to join into first dc (the ch 3 from beginning of row), and sl st into ch 2 corner space
total of 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, and 84 dc sts (including beginning ch 3)

round 9:
ch 3 (counts as first dc)
8 dc into ch 2 corner space
side: (sk 2 dc sts and sc in between dc sts, sk 2 dc sts and do 7 dc in between dc sts) - repeat 3 times
corner: (sk 2 dc sts and sc in between dc sts, 9 dc into ch 2 corner space - you'll be skipping 3 dc sts this time)
repeat side and corner for the next 2 sides
repeat side once more, then sl st into the top of the ch 3 of the 1st corner to join round
weave in ends
total of 168 sts (including beginning ch 3)

if you want to add a loop to hang the washcloth from, when you get to the 4th corner, between the 4th and 5th dc, make a ch 10 and sl st to the first chain, then continue in the pattern.

once you get the hang of these, they whip up in no time.  this one is sort of a mindless project for me, but I think a video might work better to see that than my written pattern.  I will try to work on that.


Jess F. said...
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Jess F. said...

Please remove my pattern from your blog. Thank you!

candice said...

I made up a pattern from a picture, it's mine to share. I removed the link to your items for sale, which now no one who finds my blog will be able to go buy from you - but whatever - I did not take anything but inspiration from your dish cloth, so it will not be removed.