5 Little Monsters: Colorblock Trinity Stitch Dishcloths

Colorblock Trinity Stitch Dishcloths

-Yarn for this project provided by Red Heart Yarns, this post may contain affiliate links-

It has been a long time since I have posted a new dishcloth or washcloth pattern and I have been wanting to for a while. I was really excited when I saw that Red Heart had a new cotton yarn and decided that was the perfect opportunity to come up with a new pattern.



First of all, the new yarn, Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie is a 100% cotton yarn and it is really nice and soft. I really liked working with it. I like to make my dishcloths in sets of 3, no particular reason other than I just like the way it looks for pictures or for packaging up to give as a gift. But because of that I ordered my yarn in sets of 3, I actually ordered 6 colors because I have another dishcloth set I will be sharing soon. For this set I chose Brite Pink, Brite Orange, and Lemony. I thought the bright colors were perfect for spring and summer and would make a nice, fun set of dishcloths.


One of the things I love about making dishcloths is that they are an easy, and functional, way to try out new stitches. For this dishcloth set I used the trinity stitch, a stitch that used single crochets worked over 3 stitches, combined with chains to create a pretty fabric with a nice texture.


I chose to color block my dishcloths so I used one of the colors and made 2/3 of the dishcloth and then I switched to a different color for the last 1/3. The way that the stitch is worked makes it so that one side has a smooth transition from one color to the next and the other side the colors cross over more. Either way, I liked the look of the two colors and thought it added an extra bit of fun to the dishcloths.


How to Make Colorblock Trinity Stitch Dishcloths

Finished size 8" square

You will need:

Instructions:

You will begin with an even number chain, multiple of 2+1 for the base +1 for turning, so if you would like to make a bigger or smaller cloth you can adjust your chain accordingly.

The main stitch for this pattern is a sc3tog, to make this stitch insert your hook in the same stitch as the previous stitch, pull up a loop, insert in the next stitch, pull up a loop, insert in the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all stitches on hook


starting with main color

ch 30

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, [sc3tog starting in same stitch as last stitch was worked, ch 1] repeat to the end, sc in last stitch (the last leg of your last sc3tog should have ended in the last stitch and the last sc is worked in the same stitch)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, [sc3tog starting in same stitch as last stitch was worked, ch 1] repeat to the end, sc in last stitch

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 16 rows, change to contrasting color, work 8 more rows




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