Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Frosting Collection – Meringue – Part 4

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Welcome to part 4 of the Frosting Collection, presented by Crochets By Trista.

I wanted to offer a set of FREE dishcloths patterns to help introduce the stitches I use in my designs.

Frosting Collection Patterns:

Buttercream – Part 1 – Here
Cream Cheese – Part 2 – Here
Marshmallow – Part 3 – Here
Meringue – Part 4 – Below
Whipped Cream – Part 5 – Here
White Chocolate Ganache – Part 6 – Here

If you couldn’t tell, each dishcloth is named after a different type of white frosting. I prefer white dishcloths because; one, they go with my kitchen, and two they are easy to bleach if needed. Obviously you can do any color of your choosing.

Personal Care

If you’ve been following along in the Frosting Collection series, I’ve talked about my favorite Grove Collaborative kitchen cleaning products. Today, I want to tell you about my favorite personal care items that I have in the bathroom.

Use my affiliate link below to get a free 5 piece set with your purchase and fall in love with the products like I did.

My favorite personal care items include:
– Hydrating Bar Soap
– Rooted Beauty Skin Care Line
– Rooted Beauty Hydrating Hand Cream
– Mint & Argan Lip Balm

Pattern Notes

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row.

The border is optional. I personally make mine without, but I know that some like the border.

The finished dishcloth should measure to be approximately a 9″ x 9″ square. To make sure it is square, simply take a corner and fold it diagonally. I tend to line up the sides to estimate how many more rows I need to do, if any.

Supplies Needed

60-70 yards of 100% cotton yarn
I/5.50mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Scissors
Yarn needle

I can usually get 2 dishcloths (without a border) from a small 2.5 ounce/ 120 yard ball of Sugar N’ Cream in a solid color.

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Esc – Extended Single Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

Stitch Definition

Esc – Extended Single Crochet: Insert hook in next stitch, YO and pull up loop (2 loops), YO and pull through 1st loop (2 loops), YO and pull through both loops.

Availability

An ad-free version of this pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.

An ad-free version of all six patterns of the Frosting Collection is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.

The Pattern

Ch 31

Row 1.) Esc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (30)

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Esc in 1st St and each St across. (30)

Repeat Row 2 until square.

Continue to optional border.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional Border

Ch 1, turn, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in each of the 4 corners, Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Frosting Collection – Marshmallow – Part 3

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Welcome to part 3 of the Frosting Collection, presented by Crochets By Trista.

I wanted to offer a set of FREE dishcloths patterns to help introduce the stitches I use in my designs.

Frosting Collection Patterns:

Buttercream – Part 1 – Here
Cream Cheese – Part 2 – Here
Marshmallow – Part 3 – Below
Meringue – Part 4 – Here
Whipped Cream – Part 5 – Here
White Chocolate Ganache – Part 6 – Here

If you couldn’t tell, each dishcloth is named after a different type of white frosting. I prefer white dishcloths because; one, they go with my kitchen, and two they are easy to bleach if needed. Obviously you can do any color of your choosing.

Cleanliness

As you’ve read in parts 1 and 2 (or so I hope you have), I talked about how versatile and eco-friendly crocheted dishcloths are. Today I’m going to tell you about the cleaning products that I use in my own home.

When we bought our house a few years ago, I wanted to start using cleaning products that weren’t full of harmful chemicals but still kept things clean. I had researched a few different companies and stumbled upon Grove Collaborative.

What drew me towards Grove was their mission to cut down on waste. They also provide items that are from ethically sourced sustainable materials, that are also 100% cruelty-free and plant-based.

They offer a free 5 piece set with a purchase and a free trial of their VIP membership. It was worth taking a chance and trying something new. They also carry other popular brands that fit within their mission.

I fell in love with Grove Collaborative, because of how effective the products are on keeping my home clean is amazing. The price is great on my bank account too (which means I can purchase more yarn).

Use my affiliate link below to get a free 5 piece set with your purchase and fall in love with the products like I did.

My favorite kitchen items are:
– Gel Hand Soap
– Dish Soap – better at cutting grease than the popular ‘blue’ soap
– Coconut Scouring Pad
– All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate
– Glass Cleaning Concentrate

Pattern Notes

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row.

The border is optional. I personally make mine without, but I know that some like the border.

The finished dishcloth should measure to be approximately a 9″ x 9″ square. To make sure it is square, simply take a corner and fold it diagonally. I tend to line up the sides to estimate how many more rows I need to do, if any.

Supplies Needed

60-70 yards of 100% cotton yarn
I/5.50mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Scissors
Yarn needle

I can usually get 2 dishcloths (without a border) from a small 2.5 ounce/ 120 yard ball of Sugar N’ Cream in a solid color.

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Hhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

Stitch Definition

Hhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet: YO, insert hook in stitch, YO, pull up a loop and pull through first loop on hook, YO, pull through both loops on hook.

Availability

An ad-free version of this pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.

An ad-free version of all six patterns of the Frosting Collection is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.

The Pattern

Ch 31

Row 1.) Hhdc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (30)

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Hhdc in 1st St and each St across. (30)

Repeat row 2 until square.

Continue to optional border.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional Border

Ch 1, turn, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in each of the 4 corners, Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Frosting Collection – Cream Cheese – Part 2


Welcome to part 2 of the Frosting Collection, presented by Crochets By Trista.

I wanted to offer a set of FREE dishcloths patterns to help introduce the stitches I use in my designs.

Frosting Collection Patterns:

Buttercream – Part 1 – Here
Cream Cheese – Part 2 – Below
Marshmallow – Part 3 – Here
Meringue – Part 4 – Here
Whipped Cream – Part 5 – Here
White Chocolate Ganache – Part 6 – Here

If you couldn’t tell, each dishcloth is named after a different type of white frosting. I prefer white dishcloths because; one, they go with my kitchen, and two they are easy to bleach if needed. Obviously you can do any color of your choosing.

Eco-Friendly

In Part 1 – Buttercream, I talked about how versatile crocheted dishcloths can be.

Another great thing about dishcloths is how eco-friendly they are. There are dishcloths that I have used for YEARS!

I have a few dishcloths that are strictly used for dishes, some that are used for cleaning, and even some just for the bathroom.

I’m going to be honest though, I still have plenty of regular sponges and cleaning rags. I’m starting to slowly add in my own items.

Supplies Needed

60-70 yards of 100% cotton yarn
I/5.50mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Scissors
Yarn needle

I can usually get 2 dishcloths (without a border) from a small 2.5 ounce/ 120 yard ball of Sugar N’ Cream in a solid color.

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
SDc – Standing Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

Pattern Notes

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row.

SDc can be substituted with a Ch 2.

The border is optional. I personally make mine without, but I know that some like the border.

The finished dishcloth should measure to be approximately a 9″ x 9″ square. To make sure it is square, simply take a corner and fold it diagonally. I tend to line up the sides to estimate how many more rows I need to do, if any.

Stitch Definition

SDc – Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet).  Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. YO, insert into the 1st St, YO, pull through, YO, pull through two loops on the hook, YO, pull through both loops.

Availability

An ad-free version of this pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.

An ad-free version of all six patterns of the Frosting Collection is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.

The Pattern

Ch 31

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (30)

Row 2.) Turn, SDc, Dc in next St and each St across. (30)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (30)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until square, ending with row 3.

Continue to optional border.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional Border

Ch 1, turn, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in each of the 4 corners, Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Frosting Collection – Buttercream – Part 1

Welcome to the Frosting Collection, presented by Crochets By Trista.

I wanted to offer a set of FREE dishcloths patterns to help introduce the stitches I use in my designs.

Frosting Collection Patterns:

Buttercream – Part 1 – Below
Cream Cheese – Part 2 – Here
Marshmallow – Part 3 – Here
Meringue – Part 4 – Here
Whipped Cream – Part 5 – Here
White Chocolate Ganache – Part 6 – Here

If you couldn’t tell, each dishcloth is named after a different type of white frosting. I prefer white dishcloths because one, they go with my kitchen, and two they are easy to bleach if needed. Obviously you can do any color of your choosing.

Versatility

I love the versatility of dishcloths. They can be used in the kitchen to take care of the never ending pile of dishes. You can make the same dishcloth to match your bathroom and now it becomes a washcloth.

Dishcloths are sturdy enough to be used for the day, and then thrown in the wash with the rest of the towels.

I tend to replace all the used dishcloths and towels daily. Each morning I start with a fresh dishcloth and kitchen hand towels. The same goes for the bathroom. I know it adds more to the endless piles of laundry too, but its more hygienic.

The Yarn

For each dishcloth you will need approximately 60-70 yards of 100% cotton yarn. I knew that I would be making at least 6 dishcloths so I decided to buy a large cone of Lily Sugar ‘N Cream. The cone contains 14 ounces and approximately 706 yards.

Other alternatives to the Sugar N’ Cream would be: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton, Knitpicks/WeCrochet’s Dishie, or Caron’s Cotton Cakes.

There are a few perks to buying a cone of the yarn. First, you won’t have to worry about buying enough for all the dishcloths. Second, if you’re able to use a coupon at your local craft store, it can be less than $10. Lastly, dye lots; you don’t have to worry about making sure the dye lots match.

Supplies Needed

60-70 yards of 100% cotton yarn
I/5.50mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Scissors
Yarn needle

I can usually get 2 dishcloths (without a border) from a small 2.5 ounce/ 120 yard ball of Sugar N’ Cream in a solid color.

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

Notes

The finished dishcloth should measure to be approximately a 9″ x 9″ square. To make sure it is square, simply take a corner and fold it diagonally. I tend to line up the sides to estimate how many more rows I need to do, if any.

It is ok if your finished dishcloth isn’t perfectly square. You’re only washing dishes with it. One of the perks of dishcloths is that they don’t have to be perfect. It’s why they are great projects to learn new stitches with.

An optional border has been provided. Keyword being optional, refer back to previous paragraph ?. If my edges are a little wonky I usually do the border, but most of the time I just leave it the way it is. If you plan on selling them, then YES you should do the border.

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row and shown in parenthesis.

Availability

An ad-free version of this pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.

An ad-free version of all six patterns of the Frosting Collection is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.

The Pattern

Ch 31

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd St from the hook and in each St across. (30)

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, * Sc in next St, Dc in next St * repeat from * across to last St. (30)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st Dc, Dc in next Sc, * Sc in next Dc, Dc in next Sc * repeat from * across to last St. (30)

Row 4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and in each St across. (30)

Repeat Rows 2-4 until square, ending with row 4.

Continue to optional border or finish off and weave in ends.

Optional Border

Ch 1, turn, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in each of the 4 corners, Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Quick and Easy – Free Crochet Pattern – “Winter Hills Cozie”

Free Winter Hills Cozie Pattern

"Winter Hills Cozie" in purple on a reusable travel mug. Purple tulip in background
“Winter Hills Coffee Cozie”

Simple And Easy Idea

We all know that gifts for the kids’ teachers are one of those things that we dread each holiday season. They deserve something more than a card that says “Happy Holidays,” but many families can’t afford to go and spend over $10.00 for each teacher.

Each year I try to make crocheted gifts for the kids’ teachers. Each of my kids has 3 teacher; the main teacher and then 2 paraprofessional. If I planned ahead, I would be able to make 6 completely different and yet similar projects. But lets be real, who is thinking about holiday gifts in September?

Like most parents, life happens and things slip through the cracks. Here I was the week after Thanksgiving and saying to myself “Oh crap, what am I going to do for the teacher gifts?!”

Luckily, I practically live at a local craft store. I spotted the reusable travel mugs while walking around one day and had my ‘Eureka’ moment. Decision made! I’m going to make cozies for the mugs, add a few bags of tea and I’ll be all done and it will be relatively inexpensive.

The Issue.

But of course I can’t make it that simple. I then decide that I HAVE to design the cozie, because if you know me I tend to always make things harder for myself.

I wanted a pattern that was easy and simple to follow but not just the same stitch each row. I’m a big fan of texture within my designs, although there may be few of my designs that aren’t. So after a few swatches I came to the conclusion: “This is it!” I hope that you enjoy this free pattern as much as I do.

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Supplies & Materials

Approx. 50 yards of worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft)

I (5.50 mm) crochet hook

Measuring tape

Scissors

Yarn needle

Gauge & Sizes

Gauge:  14 sts by 13 rows= 4”x4”

Finished Sizes: Approx. 4”x 3” & 4”x 4”

Pattern Notes

This cozie is worked in the round.

Starting chain does not count first stitch.

Stitch count is listed at the end of each row.

Cozie fits most single use cups available at your local coffee spots. (Dunkin, Starbucks etc.).

The reusable cup I used is available at my local craft store.

Stitches & Abbreviations:

All stitches are in US. terms

Ch – Chain.

St – Stitch.

Sl St – Slip Stitch.

SC – Single Crochet.

DC – Double Crochet.

Pattern:

Ch 31.

Row 1.) SC in 2nd chain from the hook and each St across. Join with a Sl to the 1st St. (30)

Row 2.) Ch 1, SC in same St as join.  *DC in next St, SC in next St* repeat from * around to last St, DC in last St. Join with Sl St. (30)

Row 3.) Ch 1, DC in same St as join, *SC in next DC, DC in next SC* repeat from * around to last St. SC in last ST. Join with a Sl St. (30)

Row 4.) Ch 1, SC in same St as join. Sc around. (30)

Rows 5-10.) repeat Rows 2-4, ending with row 4.

Optional larger size – Rows 11-13. Repeat rows 2-4, ending with row 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Availability

You can purchase the PDF on Ravelry, Etsy, & Ribblr

There you have it!
My first official pattern release!

***Updated 02/07/21***

Like the Winter Hills Cozie? Check out the Buttercream Dishcloth – part of the Frosting Collection!

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