Thursday, February 13, 2014

Diamonds Dishcloth (Crochet)

Yarn: I used a lighter weight cotton yarn as I find it easier to wring out than the thicker
dishcloths made with the 4 ply cotton. But any weight of cotton will do as you can make
the dishcloth as big or small as you want by adding or subtracting to the starting chain
multiples of 9 chains.

You can buy the perfect cotton yarn for crocheted dishcloths online at Yarnsbay! (Although at the time of posting this, the site is experiencing technical problems. When you place an order it will tell you that it doesn't ship to your locations, when in fact they do as they have always shipped my orders before. Hopefully this will be fixed soon!) It is 100% cotton, lightweight (2 - fine), about half the thickness of standard cotton yarns. They are located in Ontario, Canada. They also ship to the U.S.

Hook: 4.50 mm

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet

You can use any colors you wish, for this pattern I will refer to the colors I used, green and purple. (It is a light purple but it looks white in the photo.)

To make your color changes even, do the stitch before the color change as follows: insert hook into st, draw up a loop, drop the yarn and pick up your next color, yarn over hook and pull through the 2 loops on your hook. Here's a video that shows you how.

You do not have to cut the yarn and sew in any ends for this pattern, you bring the yarn along the row with you and crochet over it with the other color.

I have also included Stitch Count Instructions below after the regular instructions, if you find it easier to follow than the normal instructions.        

Click Here to get the Free Pattern.... Diamonds Dishcloth (Crochet)

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