Thursday, July 21, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Blackberry Dishcloth

The “blackberries” on this simple cloth give it extra scrubbing power!  The Blackberry stitch is fun and easy to crochet, using only chains and single crochet stitches.

Materials:  US size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton worsted weight yarn (5 oz/180 yds): ½ skein #250 Amethyst

Size:  Approx. 8” square

Gauge:  7 sc and 9 rows = 2” (not critical)

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain(s), RS - right side, sc - single crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es), yo - yarn over

Special Stitch
BB (Blackberry) = draw up loop in next sc, (yo, draw through last loop on hook) 3 times, keeping ch-3 just made to front of work, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes:
  1.  The ch-1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st. 
  2.  To make cloth larger or smaller, work a foundation ch in multiples of 2 + 1 and work pattern repeats as desired. 
  3.  Any worsted weight cotton will work well for this cloth.
Instructions:

Ch 27.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—26 sc.
Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *BB in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last, turn—12 BB, 14 sc.
Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn—26 sc.
Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sc, *BB in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—12 BB, 14 sc.
Row 5:  Repeat Row 3.
Rows 6–29:  Repeat Rows 2–5.  Turn and continue to Trim.



Trim
Ch 1, 3 sc in 1st sc, *sc evenly across end of to last sc, 3 sc in corner, rotate to work along side, skip 1 row end, (2 sc in next, skip 1 row end) along side to corner, 3 sc in corner, rotate to work along end; repeat from * to beginning of Trim, sl st to 1st sc.  
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Other Suggestions...
  • Use a fun variegated or self-striping yarn for a colorful cloth.
  • Try different borders to make your cloth unique.
  • Use a larger hook and 2 strands of yarn to make a thick hot pad.
  • Add a hanging loop by working a chain in one corner.



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