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

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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 "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

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