5 Little Monsters: Dishcloth Week- Alpine Stitch Dishcloth

Dishcloth Week- Alpine Stitch Dishcloth

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Today is the last day in a week of dishcloths. This one may be my favorite of all. I have been wanting to try this stitch for a while and, like I mentioned earlier this week, dishcloths are a great way to try out new stitches.



This is the alpine stitch, a stitch that uses front post stitches to create a highly textured fabric. By alternating the stitches that you work the post stitches it creates an almost diamond like design.


I am excited to use this stitch in more projects in the future, but for now you can try it out by making this dishcloth or washcloth. It would be really pretty as a gift paired with some nice smelling soap, lotion, or bath bombs, or make a set of 3 or 4 and tie them together in a pretty little bundle.



How to Crochet an Alpine Stitch Dishcloth


You will need:



Instructions:


Note: turning ch does not count as a stitch

Tip: when working the post stitches you work around a stitch 2 rows below, it helps if after pulling up a loop you pull that loop up to the height of the other stitches, you will want to keep your stitches fairly loose so that everything lays right

ch 29

Row 1: dc in 3rd stitch from hook and each stitch to the end (27 dc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch to the end (27 sc)

Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc in first stitch, [fpdc around the dc below the next stitch (dc from round 1), dc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the row (27 dc)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch to the end (27 sc)

Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 stitches, [fpdc around the dc below the next stitch (dc from round 3), dc in next stitch] repeat until 1 stitch left, dc in last stitch (27 dc)

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have a square

Edging: sc evenly on all 4 sides, finish off weave in ends


1 comment :

  1. I also think it is a great way to learn a stitch. Thank you. Jane

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