Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Circle of Triangles Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


The Circle of Triangles is a fun to make dishcloth with a granny retro vibe!  6 triangle motifs are joined together form a pretty circle, then finished off with a lovely edge to frame it all in!



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! 

Circle of Triangles Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson



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

Sizing:
  • 8 inches across

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Granny Triangle Instructions:

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Note: If you prefer to use the magic ring technique, please feel free to do this instead.
Round 1: Chain 6, work (3 dc, chain 3) 2 times into center of ring then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close in the third chain up (from the ch 6 at beginning of round) with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, tie on new color into any corner space. Then chain 6, then 3 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Then chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 3, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1.Repeat once more, then join to close in the third chain up (from the ch 6 at beginning of round) with a slip stitch.

Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

How To Join Triangles Together (JAYGO/Join As You Go):

Note: It really helps to keep everything flat as you work, I like to lay mine on a table or lap as I go. Also be sure the right side (side that faced up as you stitched up your squares) is facing upward.

Part 1: The Very First Triangle (worked independently, nothing is joined to this one yet)

See above to make a complete two round triangle.

Part 2: Joining The Second Triangle

Work round 1 of the triangle patten above, then tie on the round 2 color into any corner space of the triangle you've previously made and ch 6. In the same space, work (3 dc, ch 1). Next work (3 dc, ch 1, sl st into corner space of other triangle, ch 1, 3 dc).  Slip stitch into the next space of the other triangle, then work (3 dc, ch 1, sl st into corner space of other triangle, ch 1, 3 dc). Ch 1, then work 2 dc into the corner space where you began.  Join to close in the third chain up (from the ch 6 at beginning of round) with a slip stitch, fasten off yarn and you're ready to join another square!

Part 3: Joining Subsequent Triangles

As you join the rest of your triangles, you'll basically be repeating part 2 (see above), except the only difference being that there will be the center area where you'll be joining into a corner that has two or three triangles (instead of simply joining into another triangle). In this case make you slip stitch join in the spaces between the triangles (not the corner space). Always go directly across in your join to avoid it being off center. To see this join inaction in greater detail, be sure to check out the video. In the video, I show all possible joining scenarios that may arise as you work on your dishcloth. The rule of thumb is that when you are not joining, you work a ch 1. When you at a spot that requires a join, simply replace the ch 1 with a slip stitch into the other triangle.

Keep going until you have 6 triangles forming a circle.

*Important: If you have never tried the JAYGO technique, I highly recommend the video. 

Edging Instructions:

Round 1: Using either of the two colors, tie yarn into any space around the circle.  Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the same space. *Ch 1, then work 4 dc into the next space.  Repeat from * all the way around the circle.  Join with a sl st to close.

Round 2: Ch 1, then *work 2 sc into each space, and a sc into each stitch.  Repeat from * all the way around the circle.  Join with a sl st to close round.

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

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