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Tulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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Tulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

This post is late coming but each year, at the end of the school year, I like to make gifts for all of Noelle’s teachers and coaches. It’s a little tradition I started a few years ago and have now grown fond of. I’ve had a lot of very sweet comments from my daughter’s teachers expressing gratitude for receiving something handmade and personal. One of my favorite gifts is my handmade soap accompanied with crocheted washcloths.

This is a perfect opportunity to test out a new pattern so this year I created these very pretty dishcloths using a stitch I’ve been wanting to try, the tulip stitch. It has a really beautiful repetitive pattern with a lovely bumpy texture.

As with many crochet patterns, this pattern is really easy and moves along quickly once you get past the first couple of rows. The stitches are very basic, it’s just a matter of getting the stitches in the right place.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little pattern as much as I do. Happy hooking!

Tulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. 4.5mm
  •        Medium size 4 Worsted Weight Yarn – 120 yards (Loops & Threads Capri in            Turquoise used in photos)
  •        Tapestry Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

sl = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE:  8” x 8”

PATTERN:

Chain 45 stitches (to make the pattern smaller or larger, chain in multiples of 4 + 5 ch at the end)

Row 1: 3dc in the 5th ch from the hook, skip 3ch, 1sc in the next ch. *Ch3, 3dc in the same ch as the last sc, skip 3ch, 1sc in the next ch*. Repeat from * until you reach the end of the row ending in a sc, turn.

PHOTO 1

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Row 2: Ch4, 3dc in the same ch as the last sc from the previous row (photo 2), skip over the 3dc from the previous row, 1sc in the next ch3 space (photo 3), *ch3 (photo 4), 3dc in same ch sp as last sc (photo 5), skip [1sc, 3dc], 1sc in the next ch3 space, rep from * ending with 1sc under the ch4, turn.

PHOTO 2

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Row 3 – 19: Repeat the steps in Row 2

Row 20: Ch3, 1dc in the same stitch at the bottom of the ch3, *ch2, sl st in the ch3 space from the previous row, 1dc in the first dc at the bottom of the “V” from the previous row (see photo 6)*, repeat from * along the rest of the row, ending in a sl st. Bind off and weave in ends.

PHOTO 6

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For a more interesting look, add different colors of yarn as you work through the pattern. Or, if you’re looking for an idea for your next blanket pattern, just make this in a much larger size (multiples of 4 + 5 ch).

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Colorful Solid Granny Square DishclothEasy Cozy Crochet Blanket, Crochet Beach BagOutland CowlCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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Free Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern includes a video tutorial. A fun, lively and super simple crochet pattern. Click for pattern.Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Another year of school has come to an end and I think it’s important to always give thanks to the amazing teachers who shape our child’s educational and extracurricular life. Last year I started my own personal tradition of making homemade soap and dishcloths for all of my daughter’s teachers and coaches. In 2015 I made the Easy Thick Crochet Dishcloth and this year I decided to create a new fun and lively granny square pattern.

This crochet pattern is so fun and really easy to make. Once you learn the pattern, you’ll be able to do it in your sleep. I’ve also included this helpful video tutorial for those who find it easier to follow crochet patterns visual.

Click here for the video tutorial.

COLORFUL SOLID GRANNY SQUARE DISHCLOTH CROCHET PATTERN

Pattern in U.S. terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

• Hook: U.S. H/5.00mm
• Cotton yarn in 4 colors – 4 skeins (Bernat Handicrafter used in photos)
• Darning Needle & Scissors
*NOTE: Using the incorrect hook and yarn size will likely cause the finished project to be too large or too small.

ABBREVIATIONS:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
dc = double crochet

PATTERN DETAILS
FINISHED SIZE: 8″ x 8″

PATTERN
Make a slip knot and chain 4, insert hook into the first chain and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.

ROUND 1: COLOR A – Ch 5, working into the center of the ring make 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, 2 dc into the ring, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 5 we started the round with. (will have 3 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 2: COLOR A – Ch 3, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 5 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 2 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 7 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 3: COLOR B – Ch 3, 2 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 7 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 4 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 11 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 4: COLOR B – Ch 3, 4 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 11 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 6 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 15 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 5: COLOR C- Ch 3, 6 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 15 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 8 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 19 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 6: COLOR C- Ch 3, 8 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 19 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 10dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 23 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 7: COLOR D – Ch 3, 10 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 23 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 12dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 27 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 8: COLOR D – Ch 3, 12 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 27 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 14dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 31 dc per side after the round is complete)

Fasten off and weave in any ends.

If you enjoy crocheting dishcloths as much as I do, here’s a book that will keep your crochet addiction fed for a long time: A Year of Dishcloths

Looking for more great crochet patterns:  Elegant Capelet Wrap PatternOutlander Cowl PatternCross Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern, Easy Modern Crochet Patterns, Crochet Beach Bag Pattern, Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dish Clothes, Crochet Boot CuffsCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.Can you feel it…Spring is in the air! Oh, how I love this time of year. I love the longer days, the green leaves coming out and the flowers starting to color landscapes everywhere. With the warmer weather, we can start thinking about shedding a layer or two of clothes. This is where my new Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern comes in.

This crochet capelet (I’ve also seen it as caplet) pattern is gorgeous and is designed specifically for two things; to keep you both warm while the weather is still a little cool and to look stylish. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory. On a chilly night, it’s all you need to keep yourself warm and give your outfit a stylish flair.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

• Hook: U.S. P/11.5mm
• Size 5 Bulky Yarn in 2 skeins (Bernat Alpaca in Lavender
used in photos)
• Darning Needle & Scissors
*NOTE: Using the incorrect hook and yarn size will likely cause the finished project to be too large or too small.

ABBREVIATIONS:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop

PATTERN DETAILS
FINISHED SIZE: Neck opening 15” across, Bottom opening 20”,
Height from top to bottom 8”.
GAUGE: 4 stitches = 2” 3 rows = 2” (hdc)
STITCH NOTES: Other than Round 1, all hdc stitches are to be made in the back loop of each stitch.

PATTERN
Make a slip knot and chain 64, without twisting the chain, slip stitch into the first chain to connect the ends and create a round.

ROUND 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 2: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 3: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (72 sts)
ROUNDS 4: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 5: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 8 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (80 sts)
ROUND 6: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 7: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl (88 sts)
ROUNDS 8 – 14: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl. (NOTE: If you would like your wrap a little longer then continue making more rows until the length is to your liking).

Break yarn, weave in ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern. If you’d like to get your hands on more crochet patterns check out this great book: Crocheted Scarves and Cowls: 35 colorful and contemporary crochet patterns

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.

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Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

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Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern – With the incredible weather we’ve been having on the West Coast, we’re spending many of our days at the lake. Some days it feels like all I do is lug all my gear to and from the beach (I know, really tough problem to have). Hanging out at the beach also means I usually have some free time while I’m watching my daughter swim and make sand castles. I decided it was time to come up with a new fun but useful project – the crochet beach tote. I popped into town, picked up some yummy looking cotton yarn and got to work creating my bag. I didn’t use a pattern for this but just sort of made it up as I went along. This was my first crochet bag project and in the end I was thrilled with how it turned out. What do you think?  This crochet tote is not only great for the beach, but perfect to grab before you head out to the farmer’s market or grocery store. My daughter loved this bag and now wants one for herself… expect to see a modified kids version in an upcoming post.

These bags are really quick and easy to make and also make a great little gift. The tote pattern may look complicated upon first glance but you’ll soon see that you’re just repeating the same steps only with different colored yarn. It’s done with the double crochet stitch but mostly the half double crochet stitch, a favorite of mine since it seems to work up so quickly. It took me two days to complete the beach bag and I would say I crochet at a slow to medium pace. The finished size of the tote was 15″ wide by 15″ high.

Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

Materials:

  • Cotton Yarn –  6 balls of cotton medium weight yarn – I used Bernat Handicrafter (color 1 x 2 balls, color 2 x 2 balls, color 3 x 1 ball, color 4 x 1 ball)
  • Crochet Hook – US K/6.5 mm
  • Stitch market
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Directions:

Pattern written in U.S. terminology

ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet

BAG BOTTOM:

  1. Using color 1, chain 48 stitches.
  2. Hdc into 2nd chain from hook, then hdc into every stitch until the end, ch 2, turn. Carry on this way for 6 rows in total.
  3. Without turning, sc back into same space as last stitch worked. Starting with the closest side of the base, sc into each row space, 2 sc into last space.
  4. Turn to next side and sc into each stitch, 2 sc into last stitch on that side, carrying on in that fashion until the entire outside of the base is complete, making sure to do 2 sc in each corner.

BAG BODY (working in rounds):

  • Rounds 1 – 3: ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 4: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 5 – 7: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 8: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 9: Change to color 3 yarn, hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 10: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 11: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 12: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 13 -15: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 16: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 17: Change to color 4 yarn, ch 2 then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 18: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 19: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 20: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 21 – 23: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 24: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 25 – 30: ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

BAG STRAP:

  1. Lay bag flat on a flat surface. Using your finger, find the stitch at the top of the bag that’s in the furthest right side/corner when laid flat. Mark the stitch with a stitch marker. Do the same on the left side/corner.
  2. Count over 3 stitches from the stitch marker to the right, pull through end of yarn with crochet hook and make a knot with about a 3 inch tail.
  3. *ch 2 and then hdc in the next 5 stitches, chain 2, turn.* Repeat and continue in this manner until your strap is as long as you’d like (mine strap was about 27″ long). Make longer if you’d like to make the tote more like a messenger bag.
  4. Attach to the other side, matching the middle of the strap with the stitch marker. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Download the free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern here.

I always love crocheting something practical and usable like this beach bag. If you’re interested in crocheting more bags, check out this fun book: Simply Stunning Crocheted Bags

Looking for more great crochet patterns:  Thick Crochet Wash ClothesEasy Cozy Crochet BlanketCrochet Boot CuffsCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

Crochet Beach Tote Pattern

Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

 

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