Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Playing In The Grass Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


The Playing In The Grass Dishcloth is a fun to make dishcloth that is full of summer fun!  This unique cloth is crocheted with 2 strands of different types of greens for the appearance of real grass!  One round flower appliques give it a fun finish 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! 

Playing In The Grass 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 "Lime" "Cherry" and "Bright Pink"
  • Optional for the "grass" look: I used Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle in "Avocado"
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler or tape measure

Sizing:
  • 10 inches across
  • 10 inches tall
  • Flowers are each 1.5 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions for main dishcloth (worked in green grass colors):

*Hold strands of smoothie + sparkle together for a grassier effect.  As an alternative, you can just hold on strand of either yarn too.

Ch 30
Row 1: Work a dc in the 4th ch from the hook.  Work a dc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) and turn.  Work a dc in each stitch across, the work a dc in the top of the turning chain.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures about 10 inches tall or until height is roughly the same as the width.



Instructions for flowers (worked in pink and red :

Note: I made 6 flowers total, 3 red and 3 pink.  You can cover your grass in flowers if you like, put just one in the corner, etc.  Completely up to you!

Ch 4, the join into the ch furthest from the hook to create a ring.
Round 1: (Ch 3, 2 dc, sl st) into the center of the ring.  Then work (3 dc, sl st) four times into the center of the ring.  Join with a sl st to close round and fasten off leaving a long tail for seaming.

Finishing & Assembly:

Using tails from flowers, seam them as show in the pictures.  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 week for the next exciting dishcloth project in our series!


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© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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