5 Little Monsters: Dishcloth Week- Bead Stitch Dishcloth

Dishcloth Week- Bead Stitch Dishcloth

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The pattern for day 3 of Dishcloth Week is The Bead Stitch Dishcloth. This particular design is one that I have been wanting to make for a while.



One of my most popular patterns is my Bead Stitch Hat pattern. It also happens to be one of my favorite patterns. There are a lot of things that I like about it, like the combination of the half double crochet stitches and bead stitches. But one of the things I really liked about designing that pattern was learning a new stitch that I really liked.


I had never used the bead stitch until I designed that pattern and I really liked the way it looked. I started thinking of other ways I could use it and one of those ideas was a dishcloth. It has been on my idea list for a long time and I finally got around to making it.


This pattern uses alternating rows of single crochet and bead stitch, finished off with a round of single crochet.

How to Crochet the Bead Stitch Dishcloth


You will need:



Instructions:


Special Stitches

bead stitch:  the bead stitch is basically a puff stitch worked around the post of the dc next to it

VIDEO TUTORIAL available HERE

dc in first stitch, yo, insert hook post of dc, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around post, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around post, pull up loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook, skip next stitch

Dishcloth Pattern


ch 31

Row 1: sc in `2nd ch from hook and each ch to the end (30 sc)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, [ dc in next stitch, work bead stitch around previous dc, skip next stitch] repeat until one stitch remaining, dc in last stitch (14 beads)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 seven more times for a total of  17 rows

ch 1, sc evenly all the way around the outside to finish, finish off, weave in ends


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