Tuesday, April 21, 2009

CajunCrochet Dishcloth

I have tried many different dishcloth patterns but have not been completely satisfied so I came up with some of my own. This pattern is the one I settled on. I have found that this one works best for the type of dishwashing I have. Enjoy!

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Hook Size E
Yarn: Any color of 100% cotton yarn. For this dishcloth I used Peaches & Creme 4 ply 100% cotton.
Color I used: 147 Shaded Brown. WARNING: This color bleeds. Your dish water will turn redish brown.

Ch 29
Rows 1-25:
in second chain from hook, sc, ch 1, skip 1, sc. ch 1 (turning chain)
Rnd 1: 3 sc in corner, ch 1, skip 1, sc. Repeat evenly around one time.
Rnd 2: ch 2, slst in second chain from hook, skip 1, sc. Repeat around. Join at corner. Finish Off. Weave in ends.

If you have questions or find errors please let me know. I will do my best to answer any questions.

If I post a pattern as free, you are free to use it in anyway you see fit. Make them, sell them, whatever. However, you are not free to sell the pattern itself! I also require that you post a link to my site.
Ex: Pattern by: Cajun Crochet: http://cajuncrochet.blogspot.com/


reading_rocks said...

Oh how awsome thank you so much it looks wonderful but i have one question:
will the bleed color from the yarn paint the thing you are washing?

cajuncrochet said...

Thank you. No, it rinses right off your dishes.

Anonymous said...

I really love this stitch. It's called the Woven Stitch. I just finished a baby afghan with this stitch that I learned on another site.

Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Many of the cottons that contain red or burgandy tones will "bleed" or run unless you set the color. Whenever I knit a cloth that has red or burgandy in it, I soak the finished cloth in a solution of white vinegar and water for a few minutes. Then, just wash as usual. The white vinegar helps to set the color so it won't bleed. Just dump some white vinegar into cool or lukewarm water (small bowl of water with few tablespoons of vinegar - not any exacting measurements).

Anonymous said...

I just did your dishcloth today in a blend of pink and i found it simple, but very pretty! I will use it like a cloth. thank you for your pattern.

Anonymous said...

I've made one dishcloth so far using this pattern. I love it! Works wonderfull with washing dishes. Thank you for sharing it.

Miskqui Majik Creations said...

A kind tip from a Yankee LOL: after making colored cotton yarns dishcloths etc. Soak in white vinegar to set color before using. They actually use Kool-aid to dye the cotton yarn. After washing (with whites, color won't bleed after soaking in vinegar) you will not find the dishcloths or purses bleeding colors anymore! Also, if they start to smell sour soak in salt water before washing to take sour odor out. Hope this helps. *the reason you wash with whites is vinegar (white) is a mild form of bleach and may bleach spots on other clothes.*