Saturday, August 17, 2013

Meadow Breeze Dishcloth Pattern

Meadow Breeze Dishcloth
Home Meadows

I've been working on some dishcloths lately.  It's been keeping me occupied while I wait on my order of yarn from Joann.  

I'm calling this dishcloth Meadow Breeze.  It's a simple pattern that uses single crochet and extended single crochet stitches.  

I've used an "H" hook, so the stitches are pretty tight (which makes it nice for scrubbing).  

You could make this as a wash cloth; but, if you do, I'd go up a hook size or two depending on how tight you crochet.  Going up in hook size will make a softer cloth.  

This is a single stitch pattern, so you can make this as big or small as you like.  Just chain your desired number of stitches and follow my instructions.  Your stitch count then, of course, will be different than the one I have listed in the pattern.


Meadow Breeze Dishcloth
Home Meadows

Meadow Breeze Dishcloth

Finished size 8.75" x 8.75"
  • Approximately 2 oz 100% cotton (worsted weight)
  • H hook
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)


Note:  Turning chain (tch) not included in stitch count.


ch 30


1.  sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across (28 sc), ch 2, turn

2.  sk 1st sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across, sc in tch (28 sc), ch 2, turn

3.  sk 1st sc, exsc in next sc and in each sc across, exsc in tch (28 exsc), ch 2, turn

4.  sk 1st exsc, exsc in next exsc and in each exsc across, exsc in tch (28 exsc), ch 2, turn

5.  sk 1st exsc, sc in next exsc and in each exsc across, sc in tch (28 sc), ch 2, turn

6.  sk 1st sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across, sc in tch (28 sc), ch 2, turn


Repeat rows 3 through 6 to desired length ending with row 6.  Do not chain 2 or turn work at end of final row; proceed to border.


Border

1.  ch 1, turn, sc evenly around cloth with (3 sc) in each corner, sl st to beg sc, ch 2, do not turn work

2.  exsc evenly around cloth with (3 exsc) in each corner, sl st to beg exsc; fasten off, weave in ends


Abbreviations:
beg - beginning
ch - chain
exsc - extended single crochet
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
sl st - slip stitch
tch - turning chain

by:  Home Meadows aka Heather


Meadow Breeze Dishcloth
Home Meadows

33 comments:

  1. They're pretty Heather - I really like the variegated. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. :)

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  2. Very pretty. Seems like I can never make enough dishcloths because everyone loves the crocheted ones. Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment Sharon. :-)

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  3. Very pretty Heather! I need to get myself busy making dishcloths!!! Everyone loves them!!!
    XO Kris

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  4. Oh, this looks so pretty. I am definitely printing this out and trying it soon. :)

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  5. I am a beginner...this will be great for me!

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  6. When I was very young my Nana taught us girls to crochet. She started us on tiolet paper hats! I didn't progress much more then that I am afraid, I wish I had! Great dishclothes!

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  7. They are lovely! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a beautiful March!

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  8. I like the look of this dishcloth, Heather. I will try out your pattern as I only use crocheted dishcloths. I've never done the extended SC. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you'll enjoy making them. Heather

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  9. I love to make my own dishcloth, too. Love the name of the pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

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  10. You dishcloths are so pretty, Heather! I love the colors you used - so fresh and Spring-like :) Now if only I knew how to crochet....

    Thanks so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie and thank you for hosting the link-up. Heather

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  11. I enjoy homemade cloths so much. Have you found a brand of cotton yarn that will keep its color and softness?

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    1. Hi Laura Lane,

      I haven't found the perfect cotton yet. :-) I think dishcloths tend to get washed so frequently, it's hard to retain their color and softness. I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby is very soft and Knit Picks has a very soft cotton too (comfy sport), but haven't used it for dishcloths before. Those yarns tend to be a bit more expensive and since dishcloths are something I use every day and give a good workout, I usually use Lily Sugar-n-Cream or Bernat Handicrafter. Both are easy to find at Joann's or Michaels and relatively inexpensive.

      Thank you for your kind comment. Have a great day.
      Heather

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  12. Hi, I love crocheting dishcloths too. Your dishcloths look so pretty and perfect. Thanks for sharing at Stephanie's party!

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  13. Hello, I thank you for this sweet pattern directions! I even love the name that you have chosen for them! I will be trying this soon, as I have a few projects I am working on. I will save it!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Thank you, I hope you'll enjoy making them. Heather

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  14. Beautiful dishcloth - loving the colours! I have also crocheted one dishcloth, and loved it - so thank you for this recipe .., crocheting with cotton is nice towards spring :)

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment. :-)

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  15. these are so pretty, love the colors, I have never done an extended single crochet before, I will have to ask my girlfriends that do alot more crocheting then I do how to do that, thanks for sharing the pattern

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    1. Thank you Connie. I've provided a link to instructions for extended single crochet above. I hope it will be helpful. Thank you.

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  16. Good morning, my dear! I wanted to let you know that your lovely dish cloths were featured at Roses of Inspiration. Thank you so much for joining the party last week - we would love to see you again.

    Hugs and blessings!

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  17. I love these...and such beautiful colors. I have had some given to me as gifts and they really make wonderful dishcloths. Many times I wished I had learned to crochet...like now :) Have a great Tuesday!

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