Thursday, July 25, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Bahama Stripe Dishcloth


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



Materials:

  • 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

Sizing:

  • Dishcloth shown measures 6.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide.


Instructions:

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...

Ch 24
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
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!

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13 comments:

  1. I love the colours you've used. thanks for the pattern xx

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  2. Beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. I looooooove this! You always have the most fun patterns. Thank you for sharing!! xoxo

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, I appreciate it!

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  4. Lovely & festive! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Thank you Mary! I always seem to go for those bright colors!

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  5. I love your patterns, however, when I print them out I get all of the comments also. Is there anyway to get the pattern without the comments and ads?

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    1. Hi Madeline! Thanks so much for your question! I just added a green "print friendly" to the bottom of the pattern. If you clock on it you can remove anything you don't want to have on there when you print. I am slowly adding the button to all of my patterns, and I appreciate you bringing this one to my attention! Happy crocheting to you! :)

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  6. Am I allowed to make the products and sell it? I am trying to understand your note "patterns are for personal or charity use"

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  7. Can't hardly wait to start! Love to crochet & knit, thanks for sharing from San Diego, Ca.

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  8. Love this pattern and look forward to making it. As a Bahamian myself I was initially drawn to the pattern simply for the name. For a 'true' Bahamas pattern I will do it in turquoise, yellow and black ... the colors on the Bahamian flag :) ... (although I do like the green and orange in the pattern's picture - Very bright and tropical looking!)

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