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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Basic Crochet Dishcloth/Washcloth

Yarn: Lily's Sugar N'Cream is shown but can be made in any worsted weight or non-worsted weight. I just suggest that you change the hook size if you have trouble getting the hook into the stitches.

Gauge: Not important

Hook size: US G/4.00 mm

Ch20 loosely

Rows:
turn and ch2, dc into 3rd stitch and ever remaining stitch.

Repeat until desired size.



I made this pattern for a class I am teaching and since everyone seems to copyright their stuff so you have to ask permission and pay them to use their pattern in a class, I just made up my own!

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22 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Those look great and just FYI, if you ever want to use any of the patterns I have for free on my pattern blog (they are mostly knitted, but one crochet so far) you go right ahead, no need to ask, if they are free that means they can be used by who ever when ever for what ever if you ask me. How long have you been teaching classes?

Linda said...

I'm pretty new to crochet and have been looking for a pattern like this. What do you have to do to "turn"? I've tried several things and am not getting it.
Thanks!
Linda

MamaMay said...

to turn means to flip the fabric so you see the other side.

Anonymous said...

hi i'm new at crochet and did make some ok dishcloths. i stopped for awhile and now i end up going round and squiggly? my turn is not right but i can't see what i'm doing wrong. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely Fiona

MamaMay said...

Do you have a photo somewhere? I can't tell what is wrong unless I see it.

Weber said...

I tried to learn to crochet and just can't seem to get it right. It starts out ok but soon my pieces all look they are smiling instead of being straight....what am I doing wrong?

MamaMay said...

I don't know. I am a "must see it to know what is wrong" sort of person. I can't tell from the description.

Brad H. said...

Weber, it sounds like you are dropping stitches as you go. Try counting the number of stitches on your first row vs. the number in the last row you made and I'll bet you find there are fewer. This commonly happens on the turn but depends on what stitch(es) you are using.

Anonymous said...

Weber could also be tightening stitches. If you're not dropping any, try switching to a larger hook, or relax your pull on the thread.

traumen said...

I think the problem most people have when turning is you have to skip the first stitch when you start a new row. For example, when you chain three and start your next row, don't stitch in the first one. Your chain three will take the place of that one. Start in the second available stitch. I have made this mistake in my early days of crocheting. Always make a habit of counting your stiches to make sure you are doing the same each row. Hope this helps

Anonymous said...

Good job MamaMay.
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ashley said...

can i use just the acrylic yarn that i have for this? i have come to the conclusion that i don't have time or the money to go out and buy all new yarn and hooks to make dishclothes by the breast cancer fundraiser this saturday. plz help! thanks :)

MamaMay said...

Acrylic will work just fine.

Ali said...

thank you for this pattern - I too am new to crocheting so this pattern is great!

Anonymous said...

this doesn't make any sense!
"turn and ch2, dc into 3rd stitch and ever remaining stitch." what does ever remaining stitch mean? and why would you need to ch 2 when you've just finished ch 20. I think you've left out part of the instructions!

MamaMay said...

Anon: Because it is supposed to be 20 across. The rows part is for EVERY row, not just the fist row (though that does include the 1st row...

Liz said...

I just finished a dishcloth using your pattern, it was really fast! Thanks for the simple pattern :)

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Thinking about doing this with a Girl Guide group (9-11 year-olds). How much yarn is needed to do one square dishcloth with this pattern? I have no idea if one ball will do a cloth or if more yarn would be needed.

Thanks

MamaMay said...

It should use about .4 to .5 of a ball of lily sugar and cream. To save money it might work out better to buy a big cone and make balls. I would eer on too much.

kel said...

i am new to crochet.. and this was super easy for me! thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, not to critique your work but the wording of this pattern is kind of weird and that is why people are confused "what does turn mean?" I believe it should be worded something like this:
chain 22
R1: dc in 3rd chain, dc in next 19 st,
R2-(until you reach your desired length): ch 2, turn, dc in every st until end
I'm just trying to help you with your pattern building. Since I am an advanced crocheter I get this pattern but some may not. Thanks I was trying to find a gauge on how big I should make my dishcloths

Anonymous said...

Good Morning..I am a beginner. I realize you chain 2, then go into the next stitch but is the chain counted as one of your stitches.

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