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Kathy Dish/Wash Cloth

The “Kathy Dish/Wash Cloth” crochet pattern is also available as a premium PDF download on Ravelry.


The Kathy Dish/Wash Cloth is named in honor of a delightful student in the crochet class I teach at my church.



Designed with simplicity in mind, the Kathy Dish/Wash Cloth offers a quick and easy crochet experience while using some fun stitches.



It looks great in any color combination, making it a stylish and practical addition to your kitchen (or bath) essentials. It also makes a great gift for family and friends, and it’s sure to be a hot seller at your next market.



Materials

➤Yarn: 100% Cotton

➤Yardage: 50-60 yds

➤Hook: 5.0 mm


Stitches & Abbreviations

US Terminology

➤ * * = Repeat stitch pattern between * *

➤ Ch# = Chain number of times specified

➤ St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

➤ SK = Skip Stitch

➤ SS = Slip Stitch

➤ SK# = Skip number of sts specified

➤ SC = Single Crochet

➤ HDC = Half Double Crochet

➤ DC = Double Crochet

➤ TLO = Third Loop Only

➤ BACK X-DC = BACK Crossed Double Crochet – Worked over 2 sts.  Sk 1 st, 1 DC in next st, working BEHIND DC just made, 1 DC into skipped st.

➤ SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 TOGether (worked over 2 sts as decrease)

➤ PICOT = Ch3, SS in 3rd ch from hook


Notes & Special Instructions

➤ Chains at beginning of a round/row NEVER count as a stitch.

➤ I tend to crochet TIGHT, so you may need to adjust your hook size to accommodate.

Stitch pattern increment:  3

Some rows will be worked into TLO (‘back bump’ or ‘back bar’) of HDC from previous row. In this pattern, 3rd loop will ALWAYS be on WRONG side facing you.  Keep in mind that when working TLO rows you ALWAYS want to push ridge of normal stitch to RIGHT side of your work.

First DC Options:  In this pattern, the 1st DC st in rows/rounds will always be noted as a regular DC.  There will be NO Chain instructions on rows beginning with a DC.   

Use your preferred method for 1st DC stitch of these rows/rounds.

1 - Chainless Beginning DC:  This is the technique I prefer to use.

2 - Stacked SC:  Stacking 2 SC will result in a similar look to a DC st without added bulk of a Ch2. Brianna K Video Tutorial for Stacked SC

3 - Ch2:  This will get your sts to height of a DC & then place a regular DC in 1st st of row/round.

➤ I suggest using the invisible join for a seamless look when finishing off.



KATHY DISH / WASH CLOTH PATTERN

NOTES:  

TURN at end of EVERY row.

End of row st count will remain the same throughout  (24).

EVEN rows = RIGHT/FRONT side facing you.

REMINDER:  Use your preferred method for 1st DC of each row.

Row 1:

NOTE:  Adjust width of cloth by using any st count with increment of 6.


Chainless Foundation SC 24 sts.

        OR

Chain 25, 1 SC in 2nd back bump from hook, 1 SC in each back bump across.

Row 2:

NOTE: All except 1st & last st of this row is worked into BLO.


Ch1, 1 HDC in 1st st, 1 BLO-HDC in every st across to last st.  1 HDC in last sts.

Row 3:

NOTE: All except 1st & last st of this row is worked into TLO.


Ch1, 1 SC in 1st st, 1 TLO-SC in every st across to last st.  1 SC in last sts.

Row 4:

NOTE: All except 1st & last st of this row is worked into BLO.


1 DC in 1st st.  1 BLO-BACK-X-DC across to last st.  1 DC in last st.

Rows 5-7:

NOTE:  Repeat this row any ODD number of times.


1 DC in 1st st.  BACK X-DC across to last st.  1 DC in last st.

Rows 8-13*:

Repeat Rows 2-7  *as many times as needed to reach desired size.

Rows 14-15:

Repeat Rows 2-3.

Row 16:

NOTE: All except 1st & last st of this row is worked into BLO.


Ch1, 1 SC in 1st st.  1 BLO- SC across to last st.  1 SC in last st.


Do NOT fasten off.  Proceed to BORDER Pattern.


BORDER PATTERN

NOTES:

BORDER is worked with FRONT/RIGHT side facing you at all times.

Rnd 1

NOTE:  St count on EACH side must be an increment of 3.


Begin working down LEFT SIDE:  Ch1 & rotate piece.  Work SC evenly along side edges. (I recommend 2 SC at end of each DC row, 1 SC at end of each SC & HDC row.)


Ch2 at corner & rotate piece.


Continue across BOTTOM:  1 SC in each st across.


Ch2 at corner & rotate piece.


Continue up RIGHT side:  Work SC evenly along side edges. (work same amount sts as LEFT side.)


Ch2 at corner & rotate piece.


Continue working across TOP:  1 SC in each st across.


Ch2 at corner & rotate work.


SS join to 1st SC of rnd on side.  Do NOT turn.

Rnd 2

Ch1, 1 SC in 1st st, Picot, SK1, 1 SC in next st.  1 SC in next st, Picot, SK1, 1 SC in next st.   Repeat across to Ch2/corner.   [1 SC, PICOT, 1 SC]  in Ch2/corner.  Repeat 3 more times.   


Use invisible join to 1st SC of rnd.  Fasten off and weave in ends.








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