5 Little Monsters: Diagonal Weave Crochet Dishcloths

Friday, October 23, 2015

Diagonal Weave Crochet Dishcloths


This week I made dishcloths for my SYTYC entry for "In the Kitchen". I was really worried that dishcloths would be a little too boring but they did really well. I didn't win the week but I came in second, one vote behind the first place winner. I knew that crocheted dishcloths have always done well on blog I just wasn't sure if people would vote for them in a competition but I guess they did. That was pretty exciting to see.



When I made these dishcloths I played around with several different stitch ideas, some one color, some multicolor. I knew I wanted something with lots of texture. I crocheted little swatches of several different patterns and then I made my husband choose his favorite. I was glad he chose this one because this stitch was probably my favorite and I loved the way these dishcloths turned out. They have tons of texture and kind of a woven look to them. I wanted to make them in fall colors and these were the closest I could find, they kind of remind me more of desert colors but I still thought they looked nice, kind of different from colors I would normally choose.


I would definitely say this is a little more advanced dishcloth pattern due to the use of post stitches. It isn't hard necessarily, especially once you get the pattern down, but definitely more complicated than a pattern that just uses normal sc, hdc, and/or dc. Also, just a little note about the pattern- because the post stitches are a little shorter than normal dc I started with a ch 2 at the beginning of each row rather than the normal ch 3, if you feel that is to tight you could switch to a ch 3 I just thought it was giving me too loose of a stitch on the ends.


How to Make Diagonal Weave Crochet Dishcloths

Finished size: about 7 1/2" square

You will need:

  • 1 ball cotton yarn 
  • H crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

start by ch 32 (to make adjust size begin with a multiple of 4)

Row 1: in 3rd ch from hook (first 3 count as first dc) 1 dc, dc in each ch to end (30 dc)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first stitch), [1 fpdc in first 2 stitches, 1 bpdc in next 2 stitches] repeat until there is one stitch remaining, dc in last stitch (2 dc, 14 fpdc, 14 bpdc)
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as first stitch), 1 fpdc in first stitch, [1 bpdc in next 2 stitches, 1 fpdc in next 2 stitches] repeat until there are 2 stitches remaining, fpdc in next stitch,  dc in last stitch (2 dc, 14 fpdc, 14 bpdc)
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as first stitch), [1 bpdc in first 2 stitches, 1 fpdc in next 2 stitches] repeat until there is one stitch remaining, dc in last stitch (2 dc, 14 fpdc, 14 bpdc)
Row 5: ch 2 (counts as first stitch), 1 bpdc in first stitch, [1 fpdc in next 2 stitches, 1 bpdc in next 2 stitches] repeat until there are 2 stitches remaining, bpdc in next stitch,  dc in last stitch (2 dc, 14 fpdc, 14 bpdc)
Repeat rows 2-5 until you have a square, finish off, weave in ends

16 comments :

  1. I love these!!! I'm going to be in the hospital for three weeks, so I'm going to give these a try. Thank you for the pattern!!

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  2. tem vídeo ou fotos que ensina este ponto?

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  3. Hi, Is there a list of your abbreviations for this pattern please. I know what dc is but not the bpdc or fpdc

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    1. Bpdc is back post double crochet and fpdc is front post double crochet.

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    2. I crochet, but never learned how to read a pattern can u do a video

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    3. I crochet, but never learned how to read a pattern can u do a video

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    4. I crochet, but never learned how to read a pattern can u do a video

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  4. Hi, Is there a list of your abbreviations for this pattern please. I know what dc is but not the bpdc or fpdc

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    1. they stand for front post double crochet and back post double crochet

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  5. Thank you so much for this pattern and all of the other patterns. This is a very creative pattern I love love it.

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  6. Thank you for sharing. I am currently working on it and I am loving the ease of it and the texture.

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  7. I'm making this but it is not looking like a diagonal pattern! I followed the instructions step by step, using cotton yarn and 5mm hook, but definitely doesn't look like pics. Not sure what's going on

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    1. Is it just looking like straight ridges? The only thing I can think of is maybe you are mixing up your front and back post stitches. It is always hard to know exactly what the problem is when I can't see how you are doing it.

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  8. Do you know the yardage used for this pattern? I would like to use a multi color in sugar n cream, 95 yards. Would that be enough?

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    1. I'm not positive how much it took because it has been a while since I made them but I just used balls of sugar n cream. I know the multi color balls are slightly smaller so I'm not sure if it will be enough. If not you could just make it slightly smaller.

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  9. Do you know the yardage used for this pattern? I would like to use a multi color in sugar n cream, 95 yards. Would that be enough?

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