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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Little Star Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth: a Free Pattern for You

In honor of Independence Day, July 4th, I have designed this sweet little dish cloth, which can also be used as a wash cloth if you prefer.It is quick and easy to make, and looks very patriotic in red, white and blue. But I think it makes a very cute little wash cloth made in other colors, too. I know a little boy who will be getting some new washcloths soon!

Little Star Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth

Size: About 9” across at widest point.
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (Peaches & Crème from Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc. was used for models- one ball each of #95 Red, #26 Light Blue and #1 White made 3 cloths)
½ oz. Center Color
1 ½ oz. Main Color
1 oz. Edging Color
H (5.00mm) crochet hook
Special Stitches:
For 2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook
For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook
Rnd 1: With Center Color, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 2, 2 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3, (3 dc cluster-see Special Stitches- in ring, ch 3) 4 times, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cluster. Fasten off. (One 2-dc cluster, four 3-dc clusters, five ch-3 sps made)
Rnd 2: Join Main Color with sl st in any ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp as joining, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (Ch-3 counts as first dc; 30 dc, 5 ch-2 sps made)
Rnd 3: Sl st into next (the second) st, ch 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts, *dc in each of next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (50 dc, 5 ch-2 sps made)
Rnd 4: Sl st into next st, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts, *dc in each of next 4 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (70 dc, 5 ch-2 sps made)
Rnd 5: Sl st into next st, ch 3, dc in each of next 5 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, skip next 2 sts, *dc in each of next 6 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (90 dc, 5 ch-2 sps made)
Rnd 6: Join Edging Color with sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 more sc in same ch-2 sp as joining, sc in each of next 8 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, *3 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 8 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

Copyright BellaCrochet 2010. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be shared or redistributed in any way.

27 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow what a pretty dishcloth, bath cloth, facecloth. I just love it and have saved it so that I can get to it quicker. Thank you so much.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Ann said...

You are welcome, Barbara! I hope you will enjoy it!

glor said...

These are beautiful. How sweet of you.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, I love these! Thanks for sharing your pattern! ~tina

Gloria Beatriz de Estévez said...

Thanks for your pattern and happy 4th of July!!!

eezelifeinbc said...

Very pretty dishcloths~ thanks for sharing the pattern
Happy 4th of July to you, also!

Jeannie said...

Those are wonderful, thank you!!

Joanna said...

Those are so pretty. Thank you. I think they could be used at Christmas, too, in the right colors.

Ann said...

I agree, Joanna! I think they would be really cute in Christmasy colors.

crochethuahua said...

Thank you Ann!

Debra said...

Thanks for such a cute pattern! I just bought some I ♥ This Cotton and now I know what I will do with it! Thanks again for sharing your creativity!

Dena said...

Hi Ann,
I worked one of these up last evening and the kids were arguing over who gets it for their future...making more now! LOL It's a great pattern and works up really fast. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs...

Terri said...

These are so cute. I love the centre pattern. Thanks for sharing your design.

Tina Peterson said...

I can't wait to try these. They're really cute. Thanks for sharing.

I'm following you on GFC & FB.

Tina "The Book Lady"

Anonymous said...

I love these made them in Christmas colors, used red for star center, variegated for body of star and green for the edge. I did two rows of edging instead of one and put three sc in the middle corner sc of star point. On round 6 you say you can start in any ch-2 sp, but you have to start in a ch-2 sp at the one of the tips not in the decrease. I'm also going to join two of these together to make hot pads. This is a great pattern, thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

I am glad you like them, Anonymous! But the decrease is not a ch-2 sp; the only ch-2 sps are at the points. So you can join in any ch-2 sp, as the pattern states.

Eva North said...

This looks awesome, especially if you change the colors for Christmas.....i can't wait to try it

Joana said...

Beautiful stars, was looking for a arranges Christmas. thank you
Joana

Nonieduh said...

Hi. I just found out about Ravelry 2 days ago. So fun. I live 1.5 miles from the beach. The first thing I thought of when I saw these adorable wash clothes was 'Sea Stars!!!' Can't t wait to make a few for my kitchen.

samm said...

Thanks for these Ann,
They are so much fun to make.

Marcia said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I have a dear friend who loves red-white-blue items. Now I have to make her some of these!
Have a blessed day!

Sharon said...

I have saved this pattern to make soon!! Love it :) thanks for sharing.

Christina Street said...

Hi.. I am a new follower and I just love this pattern and want to say 'thank you' for making it available.. I will be making some of these for sure very soon.. :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this pattern! Thank you for sharing it with all of us! Made my first one tonight, and it works up very quickly and easily. Perfect stash-buster design, and sooooo cute! Can't wait to try more colors and sizes (sport yarn maybe)!

Dana said...

I just found this on Pinterest, grabbed a hook and got started. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I am making up a bunch in red, white and blue for the 4th Picnic. I can't wait to Wow everyone with my festive table decor. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern! I made one change that gave the points on the star a bit more pointy-ness. Instead of doing three single crochets in each 2-chain space, I did *sc, dc, sc* in each 2-chain space. It looks awesome! Thanks again!

Ericka said...

Thank you Thank you for this pattern! I found a similar pattern via Maggie Wheldon and it was so confusing - thank you for including the # of stitches, etc. - it really helped me. Thank you again - I crocheted the star in Christmas colors to include with a gift for my dear, dear friend. Merry Christmas! Ericka in IL