Crochet DILLY DALLY Dishcloth Free Pattern #2

Not exactly the best color for a dishcloth but its what I have. This is so difficult to photograph!
Not exactly the best color for a dishcloth but its what I have. This is so difficult to photograph!

Original Crochet Pattern by Moira Durano-Abesmo

Copyright © February 13, 2012. All Rights Reserved

While I was crocheting DILLY DALLY Dishcloth #1, my sister said I should make one for her and mom. So I searched my brain for stitches that are thick enough to hold something hot.

My favorite stitch, STARBUST stitch, produces thick crochet cloth. So I tried that and consumed one skein of acrylic yarn. But then again, since I only used yarn, this is only good for lifting lids off pots and not for heavy duty potholder use.

The yarn I used for this was given to me by a great Ravelry friend Mimi Alelis after I got hit by a huge flash flood last December 16, 2011.

Thanks Mimi!

MATERIALS and TOOLS

  • one skein Carmencita acrylic yarn or worsted weight cotton yarn like Lily Sugar and Cream or one of the Lion Brand cottons for it absorbs more water (this is a suggestion from Patrice, see 1st two comments for more info)
  • #5 aluminum hook
  • tapestry needle

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • working in rows and rounds
  • multiple stitches in single stitch or space
  • dc9tog
  • reverse single crochet/ crab stitch

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch - chain
  • sk - skip
  • sc - single crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • dctog - dc together
  • rsc - reverse single crochet/ crab stitch

How to Crochet DcTog?

SPECIAL STITCHES: DcTog and Rsc

The following videos will show how these special stitches are done. If these are not enough please refer to links. Hubpages is so strict about duplicate content. Sorry I have to inconvenience you.


How to Crochet Rsc?

Close up on the STARBUST stitch pattern
Close up on the STARBUST stitch pattern

CROCHET PATTERN

//Pattern begins//

Foundation Chain: Ch 18

Row 1: Sk 1 ch, sc, (sk 3 ch, 9 dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc)2x, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Sk sc, dc4tog, ch 4, sc, ch 3, dc9tog, ch 4, sc, ch 3, dc5tog, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 4 dc on top of dc5tog, sc in sc, 9 dc on top of dc9tog, sc in sc, 5 dc on top of dc5tog, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc, (ch 3, dc9tog, ch 4, sc)2x, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc, (9 dc on top of dc9tog, sc on sc)2x, ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2-4. Begin work around the square formed.

Round 1: sc (9dc on top of dc9tog, sc on sc)2x, go down the side (9 dc on top fo dc4tog, sc on sc)2x, work on the other side of the foundation chain (9 dc on the base of 9dc-group, sc on sc)2x, go up the other side (9 dc on top of dc5tog, sc on sc)2x, sl st to 1st sc, form the handle ch 25, sl st to sc, ch 1, DO NOT turn.

Round 2: 25 rsc in ch-25 sp, sl st to sc, (sk 1 dc, 7rsc, sk 1 dc, sl st to sc) 8x.

Fasten off.

//Pattern ends//

This is the chart pattern I drew in my notebook. Unfortunately, we don't have Photoshop installed in my mom's computer, which helps me create professional-looking charts prior to the flood that hit us last December 2011.

I hope this will do to make it easier to picture the pattern.

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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Yes, you sent me two Boye hook (5mm and 4mm). I love it so much,I'll use it with my next plarn project. ",)


mimicat 4 years ago

Very nice design, I should try it soon! didn't I send you a Boye hook...I think it was a size 5mm?

Btw, that Carmencita yarn is already discontinued. Now Coats Manila Bay have Red Heart acrylic yarn, but its a bit thinner than the Carmencita. The Red Heart in U.S. is thicker.


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

I've been to the Craft Yarn Council of America's website but I still can't make a mental picture of weights and hooks. ",) I need to hold things to actually understand them. Or maybe I just didn't try hard enough.

I'll get it someday. ",)


PWalker281 4 years ago

Oh, okay Moira. Didn't know yarn selection was limited where you are. So if the acrylic yarn Mimi gifted you is Red Heart, then it is worsted weight yarn.

And I probably should have used the metric designations for the hooks. So the one's I mentioned are G/4.25 mm, H/5.00 mm, I/5.50 mm, J/6.00 mm, and K/6.50 mm. For this dish cloth pattern, it looks like you are using a 5.00 mm or H hook.

If you visit the Craft Yarn Council of America's website (I can post a link if you like), you will see descriptions of all the standard yarn weights, what they are called, etc.

Sorry for the confusion - my bad!


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Naming patterns is really a difficult business. ",)

This talk about weights is making my nose bleed. LOL! I don't know any of these things you are mentioning. We only have crochet thread and acrylic yarns here in the Philippines. I haven't seen in person G,H,I,J, and K hooks. Oh well, I'll probably get those someday. By then, I'll be able to comprehend. ",)

With regards to the gift, my mom always say "Don't accept gifts from strangers" when I was young. I guess that's where all the apprehension was coming from. ",) But Mimi is not a stranger now. ",)


PWalker281 4 years ago

Well, a dish cloth is a cloth you use for washing dishes. I probably should have said "wash cloth" because I'd use the one you feature in this hub to wash myself with. What you are calling a dish cloth (to lift lids off of cooking pots) I would call a pot holder :-).

Worsted-weight cotton is just yarn made out of cotton that has the same weight as yarns like Red Heart Super Saver. Worsted weight denotes the "size" of the yarn, like sport weight, DK weight, etc. You can use around a G, H, I (my preferred size), J, or even K hook with it.

Well, you know what they say, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." That's probably a US saying, but it simply means when someone offers you a gift, accept it. It makes them feel just as good as it makes you feel.


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Honestly Patrice, I don't know what a dishcloth is for (LOL!) and I'm not using this as a dishcloth. I'm using it to lift lids off my cooking pots (LOL!). It looks like a dishcloth so I named it as such. LOL!

Thanks for this very helpful info about dishcloths.

I was having second thoughts about accepting Mimi's help at first because it wasn't like I really lost everything. But she convinced me to try other materials seeing that I only use plarn.

I don't even know what worsted cotton is. LOL!

Thanks for the great feedback. ",)


PWalker281 4 years ago

Oh I really like this dishcloth, Moira. I can see how it would be really absorbent. But I would probably use a worsted weight cotton yarn like Lily Sugar and Cream or one of the Lion Brand cottons. I think cotton would hold the water better (just guessing here) and it's machine washable and dryable like acrylic.

Isn't it wonderful to have online friends who come to your aid after a disaster like the flood you experienced in the Philippines?? I'm just happy you and your family survived it more or less in tact.

Voted up and useful! (Bookmarking, too!)

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