5 Little Monsters: Bobble Stripe Crochet Dishcloth

Bobble Stripe Crochet Dishcloth


 It has been a while since I posted a new dishcloth pattern so I thought it was probably about time that I did. I wanted to use the bobble stitch and have it be really bumpy but not necessarily solid bobbles so I came up with this design that alternates sections of bobble stitch with a couple rows of half double crochet. I thought it would add some nice texture and contrast between the sections.



This month is National Craft Month and Jen from 100 Directions has organized a series where lots of different craft bloggers are sharing projects based on weekly themes. This week the theme is Fiber Arts & Crafts so we could do anything using yarn, fabric, string, anything like that. Well, in addition to being National Craft Month it also happens to be National Crochet Month so I decided that for fiber craft week I needed to make a crochet project. 


Dishcloths are such a quick and easy project all you need is a ball of cotton yarn and a crochet hook.


How to Make a Bobble Stripe Dishcloth

Finished size about 9" square

You will need:

  • 1 ball of 100% cotton yarn (sample made with Lily Sugar 'n Cream Sunshine)
  • I crochet hook
  • yarn needle 
  • scissors

Instructions:

bobble rows are wrong side rows, the bobbles should push out to the back as you work those rows

3 dc bobble: yarn over, insert in stitch, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert in same stitch, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert in same stitch, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 4 loops


ch 28

Row 1: (right side row) sc in second ch and each ch to the end (27 sc)

Row 2: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 3: (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 4: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 5:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 6: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 7:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 8: (hdc row) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each stitch (27 hdc)

Row 9: (hdc row) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each stitch (27 hdc)

Row 10: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 11:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 12: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 13:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 14: (hdc row) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each stitch (27 hdc)

Row 15: (hdc row) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each stitch (27 hdc)

Row 16: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 17:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 18: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 19:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 20: (hdc row) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each stitch (27 hdc)

Row 21: (hdc row) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each stitch (27 hdc)

Row 22: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 23:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 24: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 25:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Row 26: (bobble row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, [3 dc bobble in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (13 bobbles, 14 sc)

Row 27:  (sc row) ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)



Be sure to go check out the other crafts being shared this month in the National Craft Month series

National Craft Month Series with 100Directions.com