Saturday, May 16, 2020

Snippets & Scraps Series #1 Scrappy Dishcloths


I crochet a lot of dishcloths.  One thing that means is that I end up with a lot of small pieces of leftover cotton yarns.  Periodically I go on a scrap making binge and make what I call "ugly" dishcloths for my own use.  But, I got to thinking this time.  Do they really have to be ugly?  Can't I plan the scrappy dishcloths so that they are pretty?  So I set off on this journey to create some pretty scrap-friendly dishcloths.  I happen to have a lot of variegated yarn scraps, so these are all done with variegated scraps.  You could also use two solid yarns or complete the small stripe with a sold and the main part of the dishcloth with variegated yarn.  

Snippets & Scraps Series Number One has three patterns plus general directions to turn your favorite stitch into a beautiful scrappy dishcloth.  For this first series, I started with three of my favorite stitches: Suzette, Lemon Peel, and Double Lemon Peel.  All three patterns are below.  In addition, I give instructions to create your own Snippets & Scraps Series #1 version using your favorite stitch and tips to modify the pattern based on the amount of scrap yarn you have.  

Not only do I crochet a lot of dishcloths, but I also design a lot of dishcloths.  Please check out my other dishcloth designs here: Grandma Duck Designs Dishcloths & Washcloths

Be sure to check out the other Snippets and Scraps patterns!

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Supplies:
Cotton Yarn about 70-80 yards
Crochet Hook - size H or I or the size you are most comfortable using with cotton yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc=double crochet
hdc=half double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
hk = hook

Note: The turning chain does not count as a stitch in any of the patterns.  Throughout this pattern, your main color is referred to as "Yarn A" and your accent color (scrap yarn) is referred to as "Yarn B."


Snippets and Scraps Series #1: Suzette Stitch

Snippets & Scraps Series #1 Suzette Stitch


Suzette Version:
Use two coordinating yarns,

With yarn A
ch 28
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in ch across, ch 1, turn (27 stitches)
Row 2: [sc, & dc in 1st st, sk next st] repeat across, sc in last st, ch 1, turn  (27 stitches)
Row 3: repeat row 2

With yarn B
Row 4-7: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (27 stitches)

With yarn A
Row 8: Repeat row 2
Repeat Row 2 until the dishcloth is square or desired size
Last row: sc in each st across



Snippets and Scraps Series #1: Lemon Peel Stitch

Snippets & Scraps Series #1 Lemon Peel

Lemon Peel Version:
Use 2 coordinating yarns.

With yarn A
ch 29
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in ch across (28 stitches)
Row 2: sc in 1st st, dc in next [sc in next, dc in next] repeat across, hdc in last st (28 stitches)
Row 3: repeat row 2

With yarn B
Row 4-7: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (28 stitches)

With yarn A
Row 8: repeat row 2
Repeat Row 2 until the dishcloth is square or desired size
Last row: sc in each st across





Snippets and Scraps Series #1: Double Lemon Peel Stitch

Snippets & Scraps Series #1 Double Lemon Peel

Double Lemon Peel Version:
Use 2 coordinating yarns

With yarn A
ch 29
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in ch across, ch1 turn (28 stitches)
Row 2: sc in 1st st, sc in next, dc in next, dc in next {sc, sc, dc, dc} repeat across ending with dc, ch 1, turn (28 stitches)
Row 3: repeat row 2

With yarn B
Row 4-7: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (28 stitches)

With yarn A
Row 8: repeat row 2
Repeat Row 2 until the dishcloth is square or desired size
Last row: sc in each st across



The general pattern for Snippets & Scraps Series #1 

Use two coordinating yarns

With yarn A
Foundation chain the number needed for your stitch pattern
Row 1 single crochet
Row 2-3 stitch pattern rows

With yarn B
Rows 4-7 single crochet rows

With yarn A
Rows 8  stitch pattern row
Repeat row 8 until desired size
Last row sc in each st across

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Increase or decrease the number of single crochet rows based on the amount of scrap yarn you have on hand.
  • To change the foundation chain length
    • Suzette stitch - start with an even number of chains
    • Lemon Peel stitch - start with an odd number of chains
    • Double Lemon Peel stitch - start with a multiple of 4 + 1 


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