Friday, May 2, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Lotus Bloom Dishcloths!


Crochet a rainbow of dishcloths with this fun and happy pattern.  Beginning with a basic round, the Lotus Bloom Dishcloths are finished with a pretty open picot edge.  These dishcloths make great gifts, but be sure to make a few for your own kitchen too!

Lotus Bloom Dishcloths
By Jennifer Dickerson


Materials:

  • Cotton Dishcloth Yarn of your choice (this pattern is perfect for using up yarn leftovers)
  • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing:

  • 7 Inches Across


Instructions for Basic Round:

Note: For the basic round, stitches are worked into the spaces (vs. the stitches).  Click here for a helpful tutorial for learning how to stitch into the spaces... 


Foundation (worked in ecru): Chain 6 and slip stitch into the chain farthest from your hook to form a ring.

Round 1 (worked in ecru): Chain 3, then work 11 dc into center of ring, join with a sl st to join round.

Round 2 (worked in blue, pink, orange, green, or purple): Ch 3, then work a dc in the same space, *2 dc into the next space, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 3 (worked in ecru): Ch 3, then work a (dc, ch 1) into the first space, then *1 dc into next space, ch 1, then repeat from * to end of round.

Round 4 (worked in ecru): Ch 3, work a dc in the same space, then work *2 dc into the next space, then repeat from * to end of round.  Fasten off round.


Instructions for Edging:

Note: Round one is worked into the spaces, round two is worked into the stitches, round three into the spaces.

Round 1 (worked in ecru): Tie on a new color and in each space, work a sc in each space around the entire circle. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.

Round 2 (worked in blue, pink, orange, green, or purple):

Note: This round is worked into the stitches (vs. the spaces like previous rounds) 
Tie on a new color and ch 4, skip the next 2 stitches, then in the next stitch, sc and ch 4, skip 2 more stitches, and in the next stitch, sc and ch 4. Continue in this manner all around until you reach the end and join with a slip stitch.

Round 3 (worked in blue, pink, orange, green, or purple): With the same color as round 2, in one of the loops (ch 4 space from the previous round), work (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc). Repeat this step in each loop (ch 4 space) all around. Join with a sl st and fasten off.



Finishing:

Weave in any ends that remain and you're all finished!


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© 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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8 comments:

  1. These are great! I happen to have 2 cones of white cotton yarn (I thought it would make nice baby blankets, but I don't feel it is soft enough!) and tons of little bits of colored cotton scraps! Awesome stash buster...thank you :)

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    1. You're so welcome! Love using up yarn leftovers too! :)

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  2. just made one in ecru and baby pink - simply lovely xxx

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  3. These are so pretty! Perfect for Mother's Day. :)

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  4. I have to tell you, you published this ADORABLE pattern at JUST the right time!! I normally purchase something for each of my 4-yr-old Sunday School class kids to wrap and give to their moms for Mothers' Day, but this year with Easter so late, Mother's Day crept up on me before I knew it, and I had bought nothing. I printed this pattern on Thurs 5/8, started Thurs night (I work full-time), and by end of Sat evening I had 16 of them finished in white combined with a variety of colors (so the kids could pick out a favorite, you know!). Then I made another dozen by Wed to pass out to the ladies in the Bible Study group I teach. The pattern is very suited for production-style crocheting (make 10 white middles, add the next color to all 10, etc etc). Of course by now I have the pattern memorized! Love your patterns all the time.

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    1. Wow, that is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and for your kind comment. :)

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