Bumps and Chains Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern
An original design by Sandi Marshall
I gave texture to this dish cloth, with the stitches that I used to create bumps in the design and also included sections of chains in the rows, to make the dishcloth scrunch up easily in your hand when you're using it to wash dishes.
Cotton yarn works best for making dish cloths. It will last better as you use the dish cloth many times and as you subsequently put it through the washing machine many times, also. As another option for this pattern, if you wished, you could make it into an afghan square instead by using acrylic yarn or another fiber of yarn.
Materials: About 1 oz. of any cotton worsted weight yarn, US size H crochet hook
Stitches Used: chains, single crochet, treble stitches
How to Make a Treble Stitch: Wrap yarn around hook twice, then insert hook in stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull yarn through stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull yarn through two loops on hook, yarn over hook, pull yarn through another two loops on hook, yarn over hook, pull yarn through last two loops left on hook.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, ch-2 sp = chain-2 space, ea = each, sc = single crochet, tr = treble
Starting Chain: 30 chains.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (29 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 to turn, sc in ea sc across. (29 sc)
Row 3 Note: The treble stitches will bump out on the opposite side, so row 3 is a wrong side row. The treble stitches bump out because each treble has a single crochet made next to it, which pulls the height of the treble down to the height of the single crochet stitch.
Photo - Beginning of Row 3:
Row 3 Instructions: (wrong side) ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, * (tr in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, (sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc) twice, sc in ea of next 2 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then (tr in next sc, sc in next sc) twice.
Row 4 Note: Where the instructions say to "sc in next tr", you will insert the hook under the top loop of the treble, the same way as usual for beginning a stitch. The treble stitch will look different to you because it was pulled downward by the single crochet stitch next to it (to make it form a bump on the right side of the crocheted piece), making it appear shorter than the height and look of a usual treble stitch.
Row 4 Instructions: (right side) ch 1 to turn, (sc in sc, sc in next tr) twice, then sc in ea of next 2 sc, * (ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, sc in next sc) twice, then sc in next sc, (sc in next tr, sc in next sc) twice **, sc in next sc, then repeat the directions between * and ** once, which takes you to the end of the row.
Row 5: (wrong side) ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, * (tr in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, (sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp) twice, sc in ea of next 2 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then (tr in next sc, sc in next sc) twice.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Photo Showing One Side Edge of Cloth, Rows 1 - 6
Row 7: ch 1 to turn, sc in ea of first 6 sc, (2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next sc) twice, sc in ea of next 6 sc, (2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next sc) twice, sc in ea of next 5 sc.
Row 8: ch 1 to turn, sc in ea sc across. (29 sc)
Rows 9 - 32: Repeat Rows 3 - 8 four times.
If you are not adding the edging, then end off. Weave in ends. If you are adding the edging, then do not end off but continue with the following directions.
Edging Round 1 Note - If you are not familiar with crocheting along the side edges of a square for a finishing round, it may be helpful to you to take a look at the photo that I have on my Little Chain Spaces Wavy Edge Dishcloth pattern page, which shows a close look at where the crochet hook is inserted to make a stitch around the edge stitch of a row. The link to that pattern is on this page, after the end of these directions, just above the comments section.
Edging Round 1 Directions - This round needs to be made with the wrong side of the piece facing you, while you crochet this round (the right side is the side on which the treble stitches are bumped out). If needed, turn, so that this will be
a wrong side round.
ch 1, sc in first sc on this side, tr in next sc, (sc in next sc, tr in next sc) as many times as needed until you reach the corner. If there is only one sc left after the last tr made before the corner, then sc in that last sc, then ch 2 for a corner, * then working in the end of the rows along the next side, sc around sc on edge of first row, (tr around sc on edge of next row, sc around sc on edge of next row) as many times as needed until you reach the corner, then ch 2 for a corner **. The next side is the bottom edge, where you will be working in the
remaining loop of each starting chain: sc in remaining loop of first ch on the next side, tr in remaining loop of next ch, (sc in remaining loop of next ch, tr in remaining loop of next ch) as many times as needed until you reach the corner. If there is only one ch left after the last tr made before the corner, then sc in the remaining loop of that last ch, then ch 2 for a corner, repeat the directions between * and ** once (to crochet along the remaining side of the square). End with a slip stitch in the first sc of this round.
Photo Showing How Edging Round 1 Looks on the Right Side of the Piece (Wrong Side Faces You While You Crochet the Round)
Edging Round 2 Note - Because you are working this round with the wrong side of the piece facing you (and the treble stitches are scrunched downward and are bumped out on the opposite side), the sc and treble stitches look basically the same from this side. You will work under the top loop (in the usual way) of each stitch (as shown in the photo on the right).
Edging Round 2 Directions - ch 1, do not turn but continue in the same direction as last round made, sc in first sc, sc in next tr, continue making an sc in ea stitch until you reach the corner, then (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, then continue in this same manner, making a single crochet in ea stitch, to go across the remaining three sides of the square, with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each of the corner ch-2 spaces, as you come to them. End with a slip stitch in the first sc of this round.
Edging Round 3 - ch 1, do not turn, sc in first sc, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, * (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc) as many times as needed until 1 sc remains before the corner, then ch 2, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner
ch-2 sp **, then repeat the directions between * and ** 3 times (to go across the remaining three sides of the square). End with ch 2, skip next sc, slip stitch in first sc of this round.
End off. Weave in ends.
Photo Showing One Corner Edge, After All Three Rounds of Edging Were Added (Photo Shows Right Side of Piece):
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