5 Little Monsters: Lattice Stitch Dishcloth

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Lattice Stitch Dishcloth


It has been awhile since I posted a dishcloth pattern and I have been playing around a lot with crochet cable type stitches lately. Those two things combined to make this pattern that I am sharing today. I have been wanting to try out this stitch, I have another design in mind for it, and I thought a dishcloth would be a perfect way to test it out. It is definitely a very textured stitch and I like texture for my dishcloths so I thought it might work.



Cable stitches say fall and winter to me, I guess they make me think of sweaters which make me think of cool weather. This stitch isn't exactly a normal cable stitch but I think it is in that family of stitches. It is made similar to how some crochet cables are made. You are working over the top of your stitches and using front post stitches to create the lattice design. The foundation row is made of double crochet, then after that the rest of the background is made of single crochet. Treble crochet stitches are then worked in front of the other stitches to make the ridges. The biggest tip I can give with this stitch is to make sure you treble crochets are not to tight, otherwise your dishcloth will not lay flat.


How to Crochet Lattice Stitch Dishcloth

Finished size approximately 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"
(to make larger begin with multiple of 6 +4)

You will need:

  • 1 ball 100% cotton yarn (sample made with Peaches and Cream Ocean Coral)
  • H crochet hook
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • scissors

Instructions:


*Special Stitch- Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr)

yo twice, working in front of the stitches insert your hook from right to left under the correct stitch, yo and pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 loops] 3 times

to begin ch 28

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch count as first dc), dc in each ch across (26 dc)

Row 2-4: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (26 sc)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, fptr around 2nd dc in row 1, skip 4 stitches on row 1, fptr around next dc, [skip 2 sc in previous row (behind 2 fptr just made), sc in next 4 stitches, fptr around next stitch in row 1, skip 4 stitches on row 1, fptr around next stitch on row 1] 3 times, skip 2 sc, sc in last 3 stitches (8 fptr, 18 sc)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, [sc in the 2 skipped stitches from previous row, sc in next 4] repeat to the end of row ending with sc in last 3 sc (26 sc)

Row 7-8:  ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (26 sc)

Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, fptr around the posts of BOTH fptr from previous round,  skip 1 sc, [sc in next 4 stitches, fptr around same posts as last fptr, fptr around both posts of next fptr from previous round (first fptr will be worked to the right of where your hook is, second will be worked forward to the left), skip 2 sc behind] 3 times, sc in next 4, fptr around same post as last fptr, skip 1, sc in last stitch (8 fptr, 18 sc)

Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc in skipped stitch from previous row, sc in next 4, [sc in the 2 skipped stitches from previous row, sc in next 4] repeat to the end of row ending with sc in last skipped stitch and last sc (26 sc)

Row 11-12:  ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (26 sc)

Row 13: ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, fptr around first fptr in previous row,  fptr around next 2 fptr, [skip 2 sc in previous row (behind 2 fptr just made), sc in next 4 stitches, fptr around same fptr as last time, fptr around next two fptr] 3 times (last time will be around only one fptr), skip 2 sc, sc in last 3 stitches (8 fptr, 18 sc)

Repeat rows 6-13 one time, then 6-10 once more, do not cut yarn

Border: ch 1, turn sc in each stitch across top, ch 3 in corner stitch, turn 90 degrees, sc down side, ch 3 in corner, sc in each stitch across bottom, ch 3 in corner, sc up other side, ch 2 in corner, slip stitch to first sc, cut yarn, finish off and weave in ends

This stitch is a little tricky because of the post stitches so feel free to ask any questions you might have. You can comment here, email me or contact me on any of my social media networks.







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