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Crochet DILLY DALLY Dishcloth Free Pattern #1

Dilly Dally Dishcloth #1 - One-skein crochet dishcloth pattern

Dilly Dally Dishcloth #1 - One-skein crochet dishcloth pattern

Goodbye my trusted tarn potholder! You've served me well and I'm sorry I wasn't able to save you from the mud... I am so saddened to lose you... You will be in my heart forever...

Goodbye my trusted tarn potholder! You've served me well and I'm sorry I wasn't able to save you from the mud... I am so saddened to lose you... You will be in my heart forever...

Original Crochet Pattern by Moira Durano-Abesmo

Copyright © February 2012. All Rights Reserved

A friend from Ravelry, Mimi Alelis, sent me a lot of yarn, crochet thread and crochet hooks after I got affected by a HUGE flash flood last December 16, 2011. I didn't know what to do with them because I normally work with plarn and recently, sewing thread. So I looked around and thought of things that I can use.

A new potholder is really needed after my tarn potholder (see photo #2) got lost in the mud left after the flood.

I thought this new potholder would be as good as my tarn potholder. But its too thin, its only good for lifting lids off pots. So, I'm publishing it as a dishcloth pattern - a ONE-SKEIN dishcloth pattern.

MATERIALS and TOOLS

  • 1 skein Red Heart acrylic yarn
  • #5 aluminum crochet hook

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • working sc's in rows
  • working sc's in rounds
  • reverse single crochet or crab stitch

How to Crochet Rsc?

SPECIAL STITCH: Reverse Single Crochet or Crab Stitch

  • Reinvention of the Crab Stitch: CRAB LINE STITCH PATTERN
    This hub discusses the characteristics and how-to of the Crab stitch aka Reverse Single Crochet and offers innovative use of stitch in jewelries, bags, rugs, etc. In the end, it has a basic crochet pattern for the CRAB LINE STITCH PATTERN.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • rsc - reverse single crochet/ crab stitch
Close-up on the corner...

Close-up on the corner...

... the handle...

... the handle...

... and the sc rows..

... and the sc rows..

CROCHET PATTERN:

//Pattern begins//

Row 1: Ch 16, 15 sc starting with the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 15 sc, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 15x for a total of 16 rows of sc. Begin work around the square.

Round 1: 14 sc, 3 sc in next st, (going down the side) 14 sc, 3 sc in next st, (working on the other side of the foundation chain) 13 sc, 3 sc in next st, (going up the side) 14 sc, 2sc in next st, sl st to 1st sc of round, ch 1, turn.

Round 2: 3 sc in 1st st, 16 sc, (2 sc, ch 25, sl st to 1st ch (forms the handle), 1 sc) in next st, 15 sc, 3 sc in next stitch, 16 sc, 3 sc in next st, 15 sc, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, DO NOT TURN.

Round 3: Rsc all sts, sl st to 1st rsc.

Fasten off.

//Pattern ends//

I LOVE COMMENTS!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on September 24, 2012:

Maybe because we're just not used to that idea, Bheng. Yarns are expensive just to be used as dishcloth for most of us.

handmadebybheng from Cubao , Quezon City on September 24, 2012:

Why haven't' I made any crochet items for my kitchen hahahaah I'll find time.. I'm getting very inspired by your projects..

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on February 12, 2012:

I don't want it to go to waste because of the flood before I could put it to good use. Thanks Rhelena for leaving a comment.

Helena Reimer on February 12, 2012:

Nice Work!! I'm glad you found a way to put all that yarn to good use.

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