Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Summer of Dishcloths CAL, Reveal + Recap!


Can you believe it is the first week of September already?  As we say farewell to summer, I wanted to take the time to recap our Summer of Dishcloths CAL.  It has been so much fun making 9 unique and fun dishcloths!  I have been loving all of the dishcloth photos you have been sharing, definitely keep them coming! #fiberfluxcal

I gathered up all of the dishcloths and made a recap video where I go through each one, check it out:


Missed any of the patterns?  Click the link below to see the directory of each pattern in the series.  Note: each pattern + video will be available forever so you can make them at anytime!  As we move into fall, these make lovely hostess gifts, housewarming gifts, and holiday gifts too!

Click here for the dishcloth directory!


I am so excited to say too that I am busy behind the scenes working on our Fall CAL!  Stay tuned, it's coming in October!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Super Stitchy Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


The Super Stitchy Dishcloth is a fun play on colors that uses post stitches in a creative way to make a woven appearance that allows the colors to "overlap" and look like it was sewn together!  Have fun using any colors you like, the sky's the limit!



This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Super Stitchy Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:


  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Cherry" "Lime" and "Royal" 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler or tape measure

Sizing:
  • 7.5 inches tall
  • 7.5 inches wide



Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



Instructions:

Note for the scarf shown, I worked 3 rows of each color.

Ch 30

Row 1: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a dc. Dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn (counts as a dc). *In the next dc, work a fpdc, in the next dc, work a bpdc. Rpt from * across. Work a dc in the top ch of turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn (counts as a dc). *In the next dc, work a bpdc, in the next dc, work a fpdc. Rpt from * across. Work a dc in the top ch of turning ch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until dishcloth is the same height as the width. Continue below for finishing and adding a hanging loop.



Hanging Loop & Finish Work:

Before fastening off, chain 10 and join into the same area with a slip stitch.  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


I can't wait to see all of your beautiful and colorful dishcloths...please share those pictures and above enjoy, all take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you in the fall for our next CAL!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Strawflower Hexagon Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


The Strawflower Hexagon Dishcloth is a gorgeously stitchy display of rainbow colors.  Using a variety of stitches, this dishcloth has it all...texture, floral center, a fun granny vibe, and endless color possibilities!



This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Strawflower Hexagon Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue:


Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Caribbean" "Lemony" "Bright Orange" and "Bright Pink" "Lime" and "Royal" colorways
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler or tape measure

Sizing:
  • 9 inches across from point to point

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Note: Each round is crocheted in a different color. When working with multi-colored projects, it is helpful to weave the ends as you go.

Ch 4, join with a sl st in the furthest ch from hook to form ring.

Round 1 (pink yarn): ch 3, then work 2 dc, then a sl st into the center of the ring. Work *(3 dc, sl st) five times for a total of 6 petals. Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 2 (orange yarn): Tie on new color onto the back loops at the top of one of the petals. Insert your hook (same place at the top of petal) as if to work a back post stitch and ch 3 (working it this way will make the chain look more consistent with the other stitches). Ch 1, then in the next space (in between petals) work a tr into the center of the ring. Ch 1, then work a bpdc into the center most dc of the next petal. Continue in this manner around the circle, working a tr, ch 1 into the center of the ring (in between petals), then a bpdc, ch 1 in center dc of each petal. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 3 (yellow yarn): Tie on a new color into any space and ch 3. In the same space, work a dc, ch 1. Work 2 dc, ch 1 in each space around. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 4 (green yarn): Tie on a new color into any space and ch 3. In the same space, work 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 (this will create first corner of the hexagon). In the next space, work 3 dc, ch 1 (this will create the first side of the hexagon. In the next space, work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 to make the next corner. In the next space, work 3 dc, ch 1 to work the next side. Continue in this manner, working corner, side, corner, side, etc until you have a total of 6 corners and 6 sides. Join to close round with a sl st. 

To add rounds to the hexagon, simply repeat round 4, adding an additional side (in between the corners) for each round worked.

I worked round 4, twice more (first in aqua, then in darker blue).  Weave in any ends that remain.


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


I can't wait to see all of your beautiful and colorful dishcloths...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next time for the next (and LAST) exciting dishcloth project in our series!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sand Dunes Wrap, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Sand Dunes Wrap is a luxuriously simple, easy to wear wrap.  Silky thread yarn makes it have a beautiful drape and can be worn casually or can easily be dressed up too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Sand Dunes Wrap
By Jennifer Dickerson



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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:


Materials:

    • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook 
    • 2 Cakes of It's A Wrap Rainbow from Red Heart (I used the "Foggy" colorway), each cake is 623 yards.  I used two cakes, but with the strands held together.
    • Tapestry Needle 
    • Scissors 

    Sizing:
    • 34 inches from bottom point straight up
    • 72 inches from bottom point to upper left or upper right point
    • 75 inches across top edge

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

    Instructions:

    Note: I used 2 cakes, strands held double.

    Ch 5

    Row 1: In the 5th ch from the hook, work 3 dc.  Ch 1, then work a dc (all in the same chain).

    Row 2: Ch 4 and turn.  Then work (3 dc, ch 1) in the first space (the ch 1 space from the previous row).  Then work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the turning ch space.

    Row 3: Ch 4 and turn.  Then work (3 dc, ch 1) in the first space (the ch 1 space from the previous row).  Work (3 dc, ch 1) into each ch 1 space across (note: there will be one to work the first time, but then as your wrap grows, you do more and more (3 dc, ch 1) across).  Then work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the turning ch space.


    Repeat row 3 until piece is 34 inches tall or desired height.


    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Maui Blossom Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


    The Maui Blossom Dishcloth is a quick to crochet project that features beautiful tropical blossoms using the join as you go technique.  Make it a large as you like by simply adding more flowers to the dishcloth.  Can be used in the kitchen, but also makes a fabulous spa cloth, modern doily, or gift too!



    This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

    Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

    Maui Blossom Dishcloth
    By Jennifer Dickerson

    Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue:


    Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:





    • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
    • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Aqua" and "Bright Pink")
    • Tapestry needle 
    • Scissors 
    • Ruler or tape measure

    Sizing:
    • 8.5 inches tall
    • 8.5 inches wide

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



    Part 1-Make The First Flower

    Ch 4, join with a sl st in the chain furthest from the hook to create a ring.

    Round 1: Ch 4, the work (dc, ch 1) 11 times. Join to close in the third chain up for the beginning chain to close round.

    Round 2: Tie new color into any of the ch 1 spaces and ch 3. Work (3 dc, ch 1) into the same space. *Work a slip stitch into the next space. In the next space, work 4 dc. Repeat from * around, then join to close round in the chain at the base of the first petal.

    Fasten off and move onto the next section.




    Part 2: Joining Flowers Together

    Before you begin, plan your flower/color layout. You can see the photo above to see how I mixed mine up. This is especially important if your flowers won't all be exactly the same. I sketched a small drawing when I made mine (you can see it in the video!) to help me decide on placement.

    Using the JAYGO (join as you go) chart below, make each flower as directed in part 1, but each time you have a join (shown as a "star" on the chart), work a slip stitch join in the center of the petal (in between the 2nd dc and third dc). So when working your flower, you make 2 dc, join it to the other flower into the center of its petal, then finish the petal by working 2 dc. If you have never done the JAYGO technique or need to see this in action, I highly recommend the video!

    Weave in any ends and you're finished!

    Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


    Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


    I can't wait to see all of your beautiful and colorful dishcloths...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next week for the next exciting dishcloth project in our series!



    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

    For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!
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