5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Star Dishcloth

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crocheted Star Dishcloth


I can't believe it is already July and that the 4th is tomorrow. I thought I would share one last quick patriotic project before tomorrow, although this could easily be used other times too. I wanted something really quick so I thought a star shaped dishcloth would be the perfect project. It would also make a great trivet for setting down a hot pan at your Independence Day barbecue. I think in addition to the 4th of July or other patriotic holidays, it would also be cute for a baby washcloth or a beachy themed bathroom or kitchen. One of my favorite things about dishcloths or washcloths is that they are so quick to make.



This can be made in no time at all so you still have time to make it for tomorrow. All you need is a small ball of cotton yarn (in red, white, or blue for the 4th, for a beachy look pale blues, tans, and creams would look good) and an I crochet hook.


The star shape could be made larger by continuing the pattern of increases. I kept it fairly small but a good size to fit in my hand. I don't think you would want to make it any smaller if you are using it as a dishcloth or washcloth but one round larger would probably also make a good size dishcloth. I used less than half of my ball of yarn (2.5 oz. ball, 120 yards) so you should be able to get more than one cloth from a ball of yarn.


How to Make a Crocheted Star Dishcloth

You will need:

  • medium weight cotton yarn (sample made with Peaches and Cream, Navy)
  • I crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

Chain 4 and join to first stitch with a sl st

Round 1: ch 2 (does not count as dc, you could instead start with a ch 3 and count it as your first dc, I just don't like the slight gap it leaves), 20 dc in ring, sl st to first dc

Round 2: ch 1, sc into the same stitch, [skip 1 stitch, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc into the next] Repeat around, sl st into first sc.

Round 3: sl stitch into next 2 stitches, ch 3, dc in next stitch, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into ch 3 space, dc in next 2 stitches, skip the next 3 stitches, [dc in next 2 stitches, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into ch 3 space, dc in next 2 stitches, skip the next 3 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3

Round 4: sl stitch into next stitch, ch 3, dc in next 3 stitches, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into ch 3 space, dc in next 4 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, [dc in next 4 stitches, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into ch 3 space, dc in next 4 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3

If you want to make the cloth larger repeat round 4 increasing each round by 2 stitches on each side of each point.

Round 5: sl stitch into next stitch, ch 3, dc in next 5 stitches, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch 3 space, dc in next 6 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, [dc in next 6 stitches, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch 3 space, dc in next 6 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3

finish off, cut yarn, and weave in ends


3 comments :

  1. I am a little confused on rd 3 skip the next 3 stitches (dc, sc, dc), but the pic looks like I should just skip this and continue with the rest of the round.

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    1. The (dc, sc, dc) is just to say that those are the 3 stitches you will be skipping from round 2, I was worried when I wrote it that way that it might sound confusing. I think I might go in and take that part out. You will just skip the 3 stitches from the previous row and then continue on.

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  2. Thank you Erica it all makes sense now. These turn out just lovely, the best star pattern ever. I am making them a little smaller for the perfect coasters. Thanks again!!!

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