Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dishcloth Pattern and Framed Quaker Tapestry

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).

Foundation Row:

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.

Pattern Row:

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!


  1. looks lovely and very pretty colour for the dishcloth. I haven't done much in tapestry.

  2. I love the pattern of the dishcloth and it seems so easy, I shall have to give that a go. I loved your tapestry when you showed it before and it looks beautiful framed, you must be very pleased with it.

  3. That's too good for a dishcloth! It's a very pretty colour and a nice stitch. I love your tapestry and the frame really suits it! Barbara xx

  4. Thank you for sharing your pattern, your tapestry is lovely too and must give you a nice feeling when you see it hanging on the wall. Hx

  5. That tapestry is so fabulous, you picked the perfect frame. Thank you for the dishcloth recipe.

  6. I love how the tapestry looks framed, very nice. The dishcloth is beautiful, thank you for sharing the pattern.

  7. The dishcloth could make a nice baby blanket (if it was bigger!). Your tapestry looks nice to be able to display it.

    1. Good idea. It would be perfect for a baby blanket.

  8. Both your tapestry and your cloth are beautiful!! I love the tapestry especially - you know I like tapestry and embroidery! It is such a lovely picture. Your cloth is great too, I love the stitch you used, and thank you for the pattern! xx

  9. Hi Gillian and Marilyn K,
    The green baby blanket that I have been working on recently is made with this stitch. Yes, it is perfect for a baby blanket. Some places call this stitch 'grit stitch' and others call it 'griddle stitch'. Obviously the names have been confused somewhere in translation or travel. Is there a knitted stitch or woven stitch with those names? That may help us work out which is the correct name. This stitch pattern does have the lovely drape, as you mentioned, but also enough texture for it to work as a washcloth. Good choice, Gillian. :-)

    1. I looked up my Knitting and Crochet Stitches book. The stitch I've described here is called Griddle Stitch. Grit Stitch is slightly different in that you work 2 stitches into the same place and then skip a stitch before working 2 stitches into the next stitch. It's very similar. There doesn't seem to be an exact knitting equivalent. It's a bit like moss (seed) stitch or double moss (moss) stitch. Also a bit like granite stitch. But I think it's mostly like rose hip stitch or possibly whelk; they're very similar. That's just from my book! There are probably other variations.

    2. Hi Gillian,
      Thanks for sharing the stitch pattern!
      Your tapestry picture looks great, the wooden frame sets it off nicely!
      Ingrid xx

  10. Thanks for the pattern. Love the color of your yarn.

  11. Thanks for sharing the pattern! I am sure this stitch would love great in a blanket as well!

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  12. Pretty tapestry! And the dishcloth is great. This is my favorite pattern for this kind of cloths, too :-). Greetings, Nata


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