Monday, March 3, 2014

Crochet Happy Dishcloth Version 2-FREE Pattern

Reworking the Crochet Happy Dishcloth

The pattern for the Crochet Happy Dishcloth came about because my Mother says her cotton dishcloths must be an open mesh pattern so they dry quickly. I enjoy crocheting dishcloths but I like making pretty things...and Mom's dishcloths are NOT pretty.

The Original Pattern was a generous size and worked in a V-Stitch to please both of us. It was/is a bit rounder in the middle than it is at the ends.

And the pattern has been wildly popular..It is one of the most highly viewed posts on my website and has been downloaded over 500 times on Ravelry.
I'm astonished really!

I started making a set of them last night and my Crochet OCD just wouldn't 'let me be'.  The result is a version that has an equal stitch count and is perfectly square. The resulting weave is much tighter..Mother would hate it.

Crochet Happy Dishcloth, Version 2

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Material: Cotton Yarn of your choice.
Hook size ..again use size of your choice
  • ch 31
  • dc in 4th ch from the hook
  • dc in each st across..turn, 
  • chain 3, dc in next stitch, (skip st, 2 dc in next st) Repeat across row ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2 stitches..turn
What you are doing here is creating an outer border of 2 dc on each side moving up the piece, so be sure that each row begins and ends with 2 dc in the first/last 2 stitches
  • chain 3, dc in next stitch..dc ch1 dc (v-stitch) place v-stitch in between each set of dc from row below all the way across to the last 2 st..dc in last 2 st..turn
Repeat these 2 rows until a total of 14 rows is reached. 
  • Chain 3, dc in each st across
  • Finish off and weave in ends..Total of 15 Rows

Please feel free to make and gift these cloths as you wish. You may not sell the pattern itself without written permission from me.
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