This is the last of my crochet series! I can’t believe I finished y’all, that feels really good! I may decide to add a few more to the set sometime in the future, but I’ve covered most of the basic stitches at this point. I’m hoping to begin posting knitting videos next, but there’s been a few snags in production, so I may miss a week or two; we’ll see. Hope y’all enjoy!
Here’s my newest video for y’all! Hope you enjoy. Check out cahabacrafts on FB and IG for updates on patterns that are in the works!
It’s finished y’all! My dishcloth pattern has been through testing and I’m ready to let the internet give it a go. I hope y’all enjoy, and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions, or suggestions for improvements in the comments section.
I decided to use the moss or seed stitch for this pattern since it is super easy and makes a finished dishcloth (or washcloth) without many holes or gaps. I like dense cloths. You can make it with or without the border, but I wanted to dress it up. 🙂
I used US stitch versions, so if you’re used to UK style, let me know and I can try to get a UK version written up. I’ve never done it before, but I’d be happy to give it a go!
4.25 mm crochet hook
1 2.5oz skein of worsted weight, 4 ply, 100% cotton yarn (I used Peaches and Creme and got 2 cloths without the border from 1 skein)
Optional: second color of yarn for border
4.25 mm hook, 17 chains, turn, *sl st in second ch from hook, hdc* repeat to end of row, 17 rows in pattern = 4 inches square
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- Sc = single crochet
Ch 31 (if your gauge is the same as mine this should be about ‘’8 long; however, it will likely shrink once you crochet a row in the pattern. Mine shrank to about 7 inches.)
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next chain. *Sl st in next chain, hdc in next chain* repeat from * to * until end. Last stitch should be hdc. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: Sl st in last hdc of previous row, hdc in next sl st of previous row. *Sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st* repeat from * to * until end. Last stitch should be hdc. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3-30: Repeat row 2 until you have 30 rows (this will be about 7 1/2 inches high. Not quite square, but close. Using 30 rows makes it easier to count rows for an even border, however, if you want it square, or aren’t planning on using a border crochet 32 rows total. You can probably ‘fudge’ the border to make it fit by skipping an extra row twice on each side.)
You have a few options now. You can either bind off here and leave the cloth as is, or you can add a border. If you want to add a border you can stick with your current color or change colors for a contrasting border.
If using same color for border: Sl st in last 2 st of previous row. Sc in next st. *Skip 2 sts and dc 5 times in next st. Skip 2 sts and sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip 2 sts and dc 6 times in corner or last st of row.
(You will now be crocheting down the side where there are no clear stitches, so you’ll be counting rows instead. If you’re not sure what this looks like, please watch the video linked below. [Coming soon!])
Skip 2 rows and sc in next row. *Skip 2 rows and dc 5 times in next row. Skip 2 rows and sc in next row.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. Skip 2 rows and dc 6 times in corner or last row of the side.
Across the bottom of the dishcloth you’ll be repeating the steps, but counting chains, then counting rows again up the next side. After 6 dc in the last corner, sl st in same st as first sc of the border.
If using contrasting color: Bind off original color. Join new color in 3rd st from corner of work where you bound off and single crochet in that st. Continue instructions for border above from first *.
This weeks crochet tutorial is the Triple Crochet stitch. Another name for this one is the Treble stitch, and it’s abbreviation is tr in most patterns. After this I’ve only got two more stitches to show you before I move on to increase and decreases! I’ve really enjoyed putting these together and hope they’ll be helpful to some people out there wanting to learn crochet.
I’m champing at the bit to get to some other crafting projects I can’t wait to sink my teeth into, but I’m determined to see these videos through to the end! I will conquer my crafting ADD. 😛
Hi there! As usual I’ve got a new tutorial for y’all today, this time for the half triple crochet stitch! I’ve got a number of other crochet tutorials waiting in the wings to be uploaded in the next few weeks, but this week I plan to begin filming for my knitting series. If there are any crochet tutorials I miss that you’d like to have videos for leave me a comment and let me know; I’ll do my best to get them done!
As for my dishcloth pattern, it’s still in testing, but as soon as that’s done I’ll get the craft-along filmed and will release that pattern here on my blog. Along with the dishcloth I’ve also got a crocheted doll in the works, so keep your eyes out for updates on that.
I’m excited to see where all this crafting ends up taking me! Hope I’m able to help a few more people out there catch the ‘crafting bug’ while I’m at it!
Added the double crochet stitch to my tutorial library; hope ya’ll enjoy!
Last night something momentous happened ya’ll: I finished creating a pattern! Yes, it was only a dishcloth, but the patterns I’ve wanted to create in the past are either stuck in the dreaming stage, or partially finished prototypes. This is a personal milestone. 🙂 I’ll be using the pattern in my first craft along video for my crochet tutorials soon, but I have to wait for my wonderful testers to get done checking it and get the vid filmed and edited first. I’m so excited about actually finishing a pattern though I thought I’d give ya’ll a preview of the finished product!
Here’s the half double crochet tutorial for y’all! Hope you enjoy. Check back next week for the double crochet stitch!
Today I’m uploading my first crochet tutorials! I’m so excited to finally be doing this. (Slight pause before continuing to give a huge thanks to Lyd’s Vyds for editing my vids; I would have taken much longer to get these out there if it weren’t for you! Ya’ll should check her out.)
The plan is to upload at least one video a week to YouTube after this first post until I’ve covered the basics. Then I hope to do some craft alongs to help you use your new skills and walk you through reading patterns. The three videos included in this post are your crochet foundation: slip knot, basic chain, and single crochet. You’ll use the slip knot and chain for almost everything you make (or possibly everything; I don’t think I’ve seen a pattern yet that doesn’t use at least one of them), and the single crochet is likely the most common crochet stitch. So, enjoy, practice, and look out for the next stitch in a week!