Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cool edge on a dishcloth!

This edge could be used on blankets too. The video shows her crocheting around my dishcloth pattern.

Basket-Weave Dishcloth
Copyright 2000, 2009 Beverly A. Qualheim

My mother used to make blankets using this stitch, so I figured it would make a good dishcloth too! These cloths last a really long time too!

Size 8 knitting needles
2 oz skein of Sugar and Cream worsted weight cotton ~ or your fave brand

Cast on 30 stitches
Row 1: k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5
Rows 2-5: repeat row 1
Row 6: p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Rows 7-10: repeat row 6
Rows 11-15: repeat row 1
Rows 16-20: repeat row 6

Keep going in this manner until you have desired length of cloth, or through 50 rows. Looks very pretty. Can also be knitted using some netting yarn intertwined with the cotton, to make a scrubby type cloth.


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Vivian said...

Bev, this edging looks so neat. After she has done the singles all the way around and is starting the pattern, do you think she's putting a single crochet in a stitch, chaining 3 and then also putting the 4 dcs in that same stitch that the single crochet went in? I couldn't tell for sure. I'd like to try this on a baby afghan I have almost finished but don't want to have to unravel and wear the yarn out. Thanks, Viv

bevq said...
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bevq said...

Trying again...
She scs all the way around, does 3 sc in corner and then slip sts to join. At point 1.57 (mins in) she says to chain 3 to start the shell. :)


Vivian said...

But then when she does the shell each time, is she doing the single crochet, (then the ch 3), then the 4 dcs all in the same stitch? That's what I can't tell for sure, if the sc and 4 dcs go in the same stitch.

Thanks again! Viv