Moms Dishcloth

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My Mom asked that I design a pattern with ridges. Here is what I came up with.

Gauge

not important

Materials Needed:

  • 1- ounces of worsted weight cotton yarn
  • 5mm (H) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dc – double crochet
  • fdpc – front post double crochet

IMPORTANT NOTE: On the rows after row 1 you will be counting the ch3 as sts. You will also skip the 1st st of the rows you work fpdc on to comensate for this.

Directions:

TO BEGIN: Make a slip knot on your hook this can count as a chain if you want it to and ch29, turn.

ROW 1: ch in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 26 sts. Ch3, turn. 27sts

ROW 2: fpdc in 2nd st you skip the 1st st to accommodate the ch3 as a st as mentioned in the important note above, fpdc in next 26 sts. Ch3, turn. 27sts

ROW 3-14: Repeat Row 2. You can do more or less rows depending on how tall you want the dishcloth.

TO FINISH: When you are ready to end the dishcloth finish off your yarn and use the tapestry needle to weave in ends.


HOW TO CHANGE COLORS

If you want to change colors do these simple steps.

Finish off the current color at the end of the row – do not ch3 & turn. Once you have done that decide what color to use next and follow one of the 2 options for the next row with your new color.

  • Turn work and sl st in the 1st st with your new color, ch3 will count as 1st st as usual, fpdc in next 26 sts. Ch3 & turn or finish off if doing another color for the next row.
  • Turn work, join yarn with a standing fpdc in 1st st this will count as the 1st st in the row in place of the ch3, fpdc in next 26 sts. Ch3 & turn or finish off if doing another color for the next row.
  • When done with dishcloth finish off as indicated above in the TO FINISH section.

If you need help with standing stitches look them up on Google or YouTube. As this is designed for learning I won’t direct you to a specific one as everyone is different and the video I find helpful you may not find helpful.


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