Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bumpy Textured Dishcloth-My First Pattern

I was searching for a pattern for a textured dishcloth and wasn't happy with what I was finding on the internet and in my pattern books. So I grabbed my trusty Susan Bates Bamboo Handle size K Hook, some Sugar 'N Cream cotton yarn and started experimenting. It took a little while, but I hit on something and worked it up. It has a nice texture to it and is good for getting off 'stuck on stuff'. Yes, I already tested it out. It is an easy pattern and works up pretty quickly. I have made 4 tonight in various sizes.

The picture on the left is how it is made. The picture on the right shows the texture and ridges.

I have never written out a pattern for any of my creations, but a few people on the 'Ville wanted it, so here it is. I hope you can understand it.


Any Cotton yarn and hook size of your choice. I used a K hook so it wouldn’t be such a tight weave.

Make a chain the length you desire (it will be the width).

Row 1: SC in second chain from the hook and each chain across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 2: SC the first 2 stitches together. *Insert hook into the last stitch of the sctog stitch, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), pull hook through all 3 loops on hook. Repeat from * to the end of the row, sc in last stitch (there will be 2 stitches in the last sc). Chain 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until desired size is reached.

Last Row: sc in each stitch across.

If desired, you can put a sc border on all 4 sides, or any other border you choose. The sides are even with this pattern, so a border is not necessary unless that is your preference.

Created and Designed by

*Melanie Henderson*
Pattern may be copied for personal use, but is not to be sold!

Extra Note:

When I do my first row of sc, I like to go into the back bump of the chain. It gives the beginning edge a more finished look. Plus when you do the last row a sc row, the first row and last row matches. That way you don’t have to do an edging unless you want a more finished look. For my dishcloths, I don’t normally put an edging on mine, since it makes it easier to wring them out without one.

If you like this pattern and happen to make one, please let me know.. I'd love to see a picture of your creation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this dishcloth and would love to consider it for a book I'm working on. Please send me your email - I'm at moonhillfarm (at) netzero (dot) net. Thanks!