This was another design that was inspired by my beginning class. I made this as an example of what can be done with the 3 most basic of crochet stitches; single crochet, double crochet and the chain stitch.
I originally posted this on my crochet Livejournal and wanted to share it here also. On my journal, someone had commented that this would also make a nice afghan square too.
~Lily’s Sugar and Cream 100% cotton worsted weight
in Cream (A), Light Blue (B) and Delft Blue (C), 1 ball each for tri-colour or
1 ball of Cream for single colour or colours of your choice.
~Size G hook
approx. an 8x8 in. square, give or take
gauge really isn’t that important in this project, but mine is 4 sc per inch
~Slip Stitch (slst)
~Single Crochet (sc)
~Double Crochet (dc)
~Eyelet Picot (picot)
X-Stitch (X-st): Sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, going back to skipped stitch, yarn over, crossing over stitch just made, insert hook in skipped stitch, yarn over, draw through stitch, complete stitch as a dc, X-stitch completed. Repeat as pattern indicates.
Eyelet Picot (picot): sc in stitch indicated in pattern, ch 3, slst into the side of sc just made, eyelet picot completed. (I call it “Eyelet” Picot, because, when completing the picot on top of the sc, the slst made on the side of the sc opens the stitch up creating an “eyelet”.)
NOTE: Instructions are for the 3 colour dishcloth, but it can be made with only 1 or 2 colours. For 1 colour, work the same, just don’t break the yarn at the end of every row. For 2 colours, label colours just as A and B and alternate following the same directions.
With colour A, Ch 27
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (26 sc)
Row 2: Change to colour B, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, [dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc] 7x’s, dc in last 2 sc (18 dc, 8 ch 1 spaces)
Row 3: Change to colour A, sc in each dc and ch 1 space across
Row 4: Change to colour C, ch 3 (counts 1st dc), [X-st (see special stitches above) over the next 2 sc] 12x’s, dc in last sc (2 dc, 12 X-stitches)
Row 5: repeat Row 2
Rows 6-19: Repeat rows 2-5, Do Not finish off.
Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, 3 sc in next stitch for corner, working along the side, sc 27 evenly (hint: 2 sc per dc post, 1 sc per sc post), In the starting ch, 3 sc in 1st free loop of starting ch, sc in next 24 free ch loops, 3 sc in last free ch loop, working along the next side, sc 27 evenly, 2 sc in last sc, join with slst in 1st sc, Do Not finish off.
For Eyelet Picot edge:
Ch 1, picot (see special stitches above), in same stitch as joining,
[sc in next sc, picot in next sc] repeat around, slst in the sc of the 1st picot, finish off.
(optional hanging loop: before finishing, ch 9, slst in corner of dishcloth, finish off)
(58 Eyelet Picots, 58 sc)
Weave in all ends