A big welcome to my new followers and thank you all very much for the lovely comments on my blanket and dishcloth. Here's the pattern for making the dishcloth. It could be used for a washcloth too. I'm sure it could be used for many types of items. The fabric this stitch produces is solid but lovely and drapey. I think it would be good for a cardigan or jumper.
So, anyway, let's get on with the pattern. I used King Cole Bamboo Cotton yarn and a 50g ball made a good big dishcloth. The second one I made a little smaller than the first so I had a bit left over; just enough to do a final round on a washcloth or something like that.
Also, I used a 4 mm hook. You can use whatever yarn you like best and a hook size that is suitable for that yarn.
Make a chain with an odd number of stitches. To use most of a 50g ball of yarn and make a good-sized cloth, make the chain about 55 stitches. It will depend on your tension, of course. So you might prefer 53 or 57. It doesn't matter so long as it is an odd number.
I'm writing this using UK terminology. For US readers, where it says double crochet (dc) use a single crochet (sc) and where is says treble (tr) use a double crochet (dc).
Work a double crochet into the 3rd chain from the hook.
* Work a treble into the next chain.
Work a double crochet into the next chain. **
Repeat from * to ** until you reach the end.
Make 2 chain and turn.
* Work a double crochet into the next treble.
Work a treble into the next double crochet. **
Repeat from * to ** until you work the treble into the last double crochet.
Now work a double crochet into the top of the starting chain-2 of the previous row.
Repeat the pattern row until you have made a square. Then fasten off and sew in the ends.
It's extremely easy!
Do you remember me showing you my Quaker tapestry a while ago? Well, I am very pleased to say that it has now been framed.
Oh dear, it was impossible to get a picture without the reflection.
No reflection this time though it's a bit far away to see any detail.
Not only has the tapestry finally been finished and finally been framed, it has finally been hung on the living room wall. I'm very pleased with it!