SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Beginner
FINISHED SIZE: 8” Square after blocking
MATERIALS: Worsted Weight Cotton
2 colors, 1 oz. Each
Color A = Red
Color B = White
Crochet hook, size G/4.0mm
STITCHES: Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
BLO = back loop only
PATTERN NOTES: Work BLO only for the rows indicated and for the repeat rows indicated, otherwise work both loops as normal.
With Color A, Ch 34.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch thereafter, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and hereafter), turn.
Row 2: Skip first dc, 1 dc in each dc to end, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Skip first dc, working in BLO for this row 1 dc in each dc to end, ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 – 7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, finish off.
Rows 8 – 14: Attach Color B to end of Row 7 and repeat Rows 2 & 3, finish off.
At this point you will have 6 rows of ridges on the right side of your dishcloth from working the BLO. These are the front loops. You will use the front loops to create the ridged stripes.
1.Beginning at Row 2, to the first free front loop (right-hand side), attach Color B (the opposite color) with a sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1sc in next front loop and in each front loop to end, finish off.
2.Repeat with Color B on Rows 4 & 6, and then with Color A on Rows 8, 10, & 12.
3.Finish off, weave in all ends.
This pattern is dedicated to my paternal grandmother, Ida Louise (Witte) Krueger, who taught me to embroider.
Copyright - This Ida's Dishcloth Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2009 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)