Thursday, September 14, 2006

My Crochet Dishcloth

So unlike some of my fellow hookers (Em and T-Ra) to be exact. I'm not as brave when attempting crochet. I'm still in the beginner stages as far as I'm concerned. As I go along I look up stitches to refresh my memory. So I started very simple with a Dishcloth. I'm not so sure I did the edging one hundred percent correct but for my first crochet dishcloth I'm impressed with it. It's kind of neat to think I've made something useful out of a ball of crochet cotton. Actually it was a small amount of crochet cotton from a very large ball, so I figure I'm going to make some matching dishcloths so I have a set. woo hoo !

This Pattern was actually fairly easy to follow for a first project. It only used two types of stitches ( slip st = slip stitch) and (sc = single crochet). The pattern was very repetitive so It allowed you to get comfortable with the stitch. I got it from a crochet book I picked up at WalMart called 10 20 30 Minutes to learn to Crochet by Leisure Arts.

close up of single crochet stitch completed

Materials Needed:
100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately: 1 1/2 balls if you buy the smaller ones)
Crochet Hook, Size H (5.00mm)

The Instructions:
Ch 33.

Row 1: Sc in back ridge of second ch from hook and in each ch across: 32 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn; skip first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *skip next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * across: 32 sc.

Repeat Row 2 until Center measures approximately 8" from beginning ch; do not finish off.

: Learn to crochet evenly around, work in end of rows and in rounds without turning.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not turn; sc evenly around entire piece working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in center sc of each corner 3-sc group; join with slip st to first sc, finish off.

Weave in yarn ends.

If you like the colour I used for the dish cloth, I purchased BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton and the colour is called Twilight Ombre, I purchased the 14oz / 400 Gram ball at WalMart.


Emily RugBurn said...

Nice job! It really looks great! The stitches are even, the shape is uniform... you are SO ready to tackle a bigger project!! ;o)

T-Ra said...

If I can make some nifty stuff with my uneven tension, you most certainly can my dear. But good job on the dishcloth. I actually want to make some dishcloths and such but I haven't gone out and bought any cotton yarn yet. Anyway, your edging looks good and you've done a good job keeping the cloth square which is one of my huge problems.