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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:
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.
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lhdc –Linked Half Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
YO– Yarn Over
Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet: Insert hook through the bottom leg (foot) of the previous stitch. YO and pull up a loop (2 loops). Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops), YO and pull through all 3 loops.
I’ve included a photo tutorial on how to do the Linked Half Double Crochet.
I start my row differently than most other designers, I’ve found my way easier and leaves a cleaner edge.
Start the row with a normal Hdc; Turn, Chain 1, yarn over (1), insert hook into the first stitch (2), yarn over and pull through the stitch (3), you’ll have 3 loops on your hook (4), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. Completed Hdc (5).
To make the Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet; Insert hook through the bottom leg (foot) of the previous stitch (1), YO (2) and pull up a loop (3), insert hook into next stitch (4), YO (5) and pull through the stitch (6), YO (7) and pull through all 3 loops. You’ve now completed the Lhdc (8).
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.
60-70 yards of 100% cotton yarn
I/5.50mm crochet hook
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.
An ad-free version of this pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.
Row 1.) Hdc in 2nd Ch from the hook, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (30)
Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (30)
Repeat row 2 until square.
Continue to optional border.
Finish off and weave in ends.
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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Crochet hook used in photo tutorial:
Tulip Crochet Hook – Leither Co.
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Yarn used in photo tutorial:
Caron Simply Soft – Purchased at Michael’s Arts & Crafts
Yarn used for project:
Lily Sugar ‘N Cream – White – Michael’s Arts & Crafts