Monday, April 21, 2014

Other Favorite: Lacy Slant Stitch Crocheted Dishcloth


I have used this stitch for dishcloths many times and really like it. The fabric is firm without being dense, and that allows the cloth to dry a little faster. The stitch forms a kind of scallop on three sides but the foundation chain side remains flat. Because of this, I think the cloth requires some kind of edging. After trying several things, I think this lacy edge is prettiest.

Lacy Slant Stitch Crocheted Dishcloth:

Row 1: Ch 36. (dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th chain from hook. *Skip next 3 chs, (2 dc, ch 2 sc) in next ch. Repeat from * across.
Rows 2-17: Ch 2, turn (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across.
Edging: Ch 3, turn. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in first ch-2 space; first corner made. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc) in each ch-2 space across top to the last ch-2 space. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc, ch 3) in last ch-2 space; second corner made. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc) around ch-2 post at the end of the last pattern row. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc) around each ch-2 post across side to the last ch-2 post. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc, ch 3, hdc) in last ch-3 post; third corner made. Ch 3. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc) in chain spaces across foundation row, including the last space. (Ch 3, hdc, ch 3, hdc) in corner stitch – the original first chain in the foundation chain; fourth corner made. (Hdc, ch 3, hdc) around ch-2 post at end of pattern row, and around each ch-2 post across last side. Ch 3, sl st in base of ch-3.
Alternate edging: Dc evenly around edges with (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner.



 edit:  Alice Rowden sent me a great tip for overcoming the flat foundation row. It would eliminate the need for an edging and save time overall. Check it out in the comments! --km

2 comments:

  1. thank you for this quick pattern i have gotten it down to 30 mins if watching tv if visiting people 1 hour the only thing i had to figure out was the hook size i used a g hook and kitchen cotton
    planned on making this for my 2 grands but found out on Easter there will another one so boy or girl they will get a box of crocheted stuff from grandma

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  2. KATHLEEN, I LOVE THIS STITCH AND HAVE DECIDED MINE SHOULD BE FANCY FACECLOTHS. I DO LIKE IT AS A DISHCLOTH ALSO. I HAVE SOLVED THE FLAT BOTTOM ISSUE, IF YOU HAVE NOT YET. ON ROW 2, I CONTINUE AROUND TO THE BOTTOM WITH THE SAME STITCH INTO THE SAME STITCHES THEN ROW 3 TURN AND WORK BACK AND FORTH FOR THE REST OF THE ROWS.
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PATTERN
    Alice Rowden

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