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Crochet DILLY DALLY Dishcloth Free Pattern #2
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.
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
- working in rows and rounds
- multiple stitches in single stitch or space
- reverse single crochet/ crab stitch
- 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?
- Crochet STARBUST (Catherine Wheels) Pouch Free Pattern
This is a free crochet pattern for a small pouch using the STARBUST stitch pattern. I detailed here the instructions for DCTOG stitches (dc9tog, dc5tog, dc4tog) that will be used for this dishcloth.
- Reinvention of the Crab Stitch: CRAB LINE STITCH PATTERN
This hub discusses the characteristics of the Crab stitch aka Reverse Single Crochet and offers innovative use of stitch in jewelries, bags, rugs, etc. In the end, it has a basic crochet pattern for the CRAB LINE STITCH PATTERN.
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.
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.