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
- 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.
- ch - chain
- sc - single crochet
- sl st - slip stitch
- st/sts - stitch/stitches
- rsc - reverse single crochet/ crab stitch
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.
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.