5 Little Monsters: Dishcloth Week- Silt Stitch Dishcloth

Dishcloth Week- Silt Stitch Dishcloth

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It is day 4 of Dishcloth Week, which means that tomorrow is the last day. Today's dishcloth pattern uses the Silt Stitch. This was a new stitch to me, which was great because I love trying out and learning new stitches. 

As I was doing some research online I did find that there is more than one stitch called the silt stitch, so if you have used a silt stitch before and it doesn't look anything like this, you may be familiar with the other silt stitch. It is the only name I found for this stitch though, so I am sticking with it. 

This stitch reminded me a lot of a couple of other stitches I have used for dishcloths in the past. The pattern row is very similar to the sedge stitch, which is one of my favorite dishcloth stitches. But unlike the sedge stitch pattern where you work the stitch combination every row, this one is alternated with rows of plain double crochet. This gives it a slightly different look and feel. 

One thing I will say about this pattern, don't freak out if your washcloth turns out a little more like a trapezoid than a square. When you get ready to add the border round just gently pull the corners into more of a square shape. It shouldn't take a lot to manipulate it into a straighter square. 

The reason this happens is that the stitches in your pattern row are leaning towards one side, then they are followed by a row of straight stitches, then another row leaning in the same direction again. With stitches like the sedge stitch or grit stitch that use a similar type of stitch combination you have a row leaning one way, followed by a row leaning the other, which helps compensate for that slant. 

Slanting issues aside, this is a really pretty stitch. The texture of this stitch is a lot more subtle than some of the other patterns shared this week, but there is still texture there. I think this is a stitch I will definitely be finding other uses for in the future. 

How to Crochet the Silt Stitch Dishcloth 

ch 33 

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from the hook and each ch to the end (31 dc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, (sc, 2 dc) in first stitch, [skip 2 stitches, (sc, 2 dc) in next stitch] repeat to last 3 stiches, sk 2, sc in last stitch (20 dc, 11 sc)

Row 3: ch 3, turn (beginning ch 3 counts as first dc), dc in each stitch to the end (31 dc)

Row 4-17: repeat rows 2-3 until you have 17 rows, or reach the desired length for your washcloth (just be sure to end with a row 3) 

Border: with yarn still attached ch 1, turn 90 degrees and sc evenly down the side of your washcloth, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly along next edge, repeat all the way around, join with a sl st to the first sc 

Finish off, cut yarn, weave in ends

Dishcloth Week 2021

Day 1- Crossed Doubles Dishcloth

Day 2- Off the Rails Dishcloth

Day 3- Cobble Stripe Dishcloth

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