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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ripple Ridges Dishcloth

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Summer is almost here, and I'm still in crochet mode! I just can't get enough! This time of year, when you can't bear the thought of making scarves and mittens, make practical items instead. Dishcloths, scrubbies, and hanging towels are fun-to-crochet household accessories that can be beautiful and useful. Best of all, they're (practically) free and are custom made to match your home and kitchen because you pick the color!



I came up with this pattern because I wanted a textured cloth that I could use as a dishcloth, for wiping counters or for scrubbing. It would also make a nice washcloth. You could even make spa baskets for gifts and include a handmade washcloth! Make sure to use 100% cotton yarn. I tried making one out of regular acrylic yarn, and while it was super soft after machine washing, it fails as a kitchen dishcloth because it just doesn't dry out while laying on the edge of the sink. I do plan to keep the acrylic one and use it as a trivet. I wouldn't trust the thickness fully as a potholder, unless you made two and sewed them together back-to-back, which is another great and useful idea!



Here's a friendly tip about dishcloths that my mother passed on to me: After using, rinse it out in the coldest water possible before wringing and laying out to dry. The cold water prevents bacteria growth and the cloth remains fresh and smell-free for several days longer than normal! It really works!

So please enjoy my latest offering, and as always it's FREE!

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Along with some Peaches and Creme cotton yarn:


Dishcloth Pattern


Yarn: Peaches and Cream worsted cotton, 2 oz. ball

Hook: G6/4mm

Gauge: 16 sts, 8 rows = 4”
Finished size: 9 ½” across, 8” tall


Special stitches:

bpdc- back post double crochet. A stitch made around the back of the post of the dc instead of into the “v” on top of the dc. Yo, insert hook from back to front, then back again around the post of the dc indicated, draw up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops on hook, yo pull through last 2 loops on hook. Bpdc made.

Fpdc- front post double crochet. A stitch made around the front of the post of the dc instead of into the “v” on top of the dc. Yo, insert hook through the front to the back, then in front again around the post of the dc indicated, draw up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops on hook, yo pull through last 2 loops on hook. Fpdc made.

Notes for post stitches: After completing a post st, the “v” of the st in the row below will remain empty, as you made a dc in front of, or behind it instead of on top of it. Be sure not to mistakenly st in that “v” when making your next regular dc. If you do, your ridges will not be parallel!

FInishing notes:
“hdc evenly along edge” means make approximately 2 sts into the side of every dc along the edge until you reach the corner. There are many tutorials online which further explain the specific techniques and rules of thumb for edge stitching.

“Invisible join” is a technique of joining rounds by sewing a faux stitch into a project’s final stitches with a yarn needle in order to avoid the noticeable knot made when finishing with a slip-stitch. There are many helpful tutorials online to assist with this finishing technique, if desired.

Dishcloth:

Chain 30.
Row 1: hdc into each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (29 hdc)
Row 2: dc into each st across. Ch 2, turn. (29 dc)
Row 3: dc in each of the first 2 sts, *bpdc in the next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts*, *repeat across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: dc in each of the first 2 sts, *fpdc in the next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts*, *repeat across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 5-13: repeat rows 3 and 4 five more times. On row 13 at end, ch 1. Do not break yarn.

Finishing:
Round 1: hdc into each st across, make 3 hdc into the last st to form corner. Pivot work, hdc evenly along edge of cloth, make 3 hdc into bottom corner. Slst into each hdc along the bottom edge, make 3 hdc into corner. Hdc evenly along edge of cloth, make 3 hdc into top corner, join with a slst to first hdc of rnd, ch 1, do not turn.
Round 2: *hdc into each st across to corner, at corner, make 3 hdc into the center st of the 3 hdc group of the previous rnd*, *repeat for each edge around. Join with a slst or an invisible join to first hdc of rnd. Fo, securely weave in ends.


How do you plan to use your cloth?


Happy Hooking! 

xo- Kip


You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog where possible.

Original pattern Ripple Ridges Dishcloth © Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt 2016