This easy and quick to crochet dishcloth features fun stripes and an interesting blanket stitch sequence that makes for a festive addition to your kitchen.
Bahama Stripe Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson
- H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
- Worsted weight cotton yarn of your choice (yarn shown is Sugar 'n Creme in "Mod Blue" and "Hot Green" and Peaches 'n Creme in "Bright Orange")
- Tapestry Needle
- Dishcloth shown measures 6.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide.
Note: Try weaving in the ends as you go by crocheting them into the next row. It will look nice and neat and save lots of time weaving in all of those ends from the stripes later.
*How to make a "spike" in the row: The elongated stitch, or "spike" in the row is created by working a single crochet as you normally would, but when working the stitch, insert the hook two rows down as shown in the picture. Work the stitch as usual and proceed to the next stitch.
Click this link for a step by step photo tutorial on how to work this stitch...
Foundation row: In the 2nd ch from the hook, work a sc. Work a sc in each ch across to the end.
Row 1: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc into the first st and in each st across the row.
Row 2: Repeat row 1.
Row 3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: (change colors for this row) Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in each of the first 3 sts. In the next st, work a spike* (see explanation above). Repeat this sequence (3 sc, then a spike) until you reach the end of the row.
Repeat rows 1-4 until reaching the desired length, ending on row 3. I simply worked mine until the height was equal to the width, making a square shape.
Weave in any ends.
Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Bahama Stripe Dishcloth, stitch by stitch:
© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
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