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Grandma's Scrap Thread Dish/Wash Cloth

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This free crochet pattern uses scrap yarn making it an easy project to put together. Grandma's Scrap Thread Dish/Wash Cloth uses crochet thread and the double crochet stitch. If you have leftover yarn this is a great pattern!

Easy

Crochet Hook: E/4 or 3.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.

Materials:

  • Crochet Thread #3
  • Crochet Hook: E
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:
ch - chain RS – right side st - stitch
dc – double crochet sc – single crochet sl st – slip stitch

Notes:
1. I needed to use up some left over  #3 thread. This dish/wash cloth was  made to honor my grandma who  ALWAYS had a crochet hook in her  hand to work on her dishcloths.
2. When you look closely, you can see  that I joined the brown about 12 sts  into the row when I ran out of  green.
3. The green edging came from a fuller left over thread.
4. This is a PERFECT way to use up Edging: left over size 3 and 5 threads. Working on the RS, join thread in the middle st on the bottom of the cloth.

Pattern:
Round 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around and
Row 1: Ch 50, sc in 2nd ch and everyone 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. to the beginning, ch 3, turn (48 sc)
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around and
Row 2- 24: Dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1, dc 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. in next st,* repeat from * to * across, ch 3,  turn. (24 dc, 24 ch-1 sps) Round 3: Ch 1, sl st into each dc around, sl st to beginning ch 1 and fasten off.
Row 25: Repeat Row 2 but Fasten Off at  and no ch 3 at the end of the row. Weave in all lose threads.

 

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Feb 7, 2014

The cloth pattern directions and the edging directions seem to be intermingled. At the 4th note, I believe that it should read: 4. This is the PERFECTway to use up left over size 3 and 5 threads. Pattern: Row 1: Ch 50, sc in 2nd ch and everyone to the beginning of the chain, ch 3, turn. (49 sc) Row 2-24: Dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, *repeat from *to* across, ch 3, turn. (25 dc, 24 ch-1 sps) Row 25: Repeat Row 2 but Fasten Off at and no ch 3 at the end of the row. Weave in all loose threads. Edging: Working on the RS, join thread in the middle st on the bottom of the cloth. Round 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around and 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around and 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. Round 3: Ch 1, sl st into each dc around, sl st to beginning ch 1 and fasten off. It looks like an easy pattern to follow. Too bad that a possible software compatibility problem gave this pattern bad press.

 

Nov 22, 2013

Hi everyone, Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. We'll contact the designer and see if she can provide some edits/updates to the pattern. We apologize for any inconvenience, --editors of AllFreeCrochet

 

13 Ratings

Nov 21, 2013

After thinking about trying this pattern, I decided to read the comments. Obviously the owner of this site does not read the comments. I've never seen a pattern that was worse than this one. Think I'll unsubscribe.

 

Nov 20, 2013

This pattern is so screwed up I can't understand why you would even post it. Either have someone rewrite it to make sense or eliminate it altogether.

 

Mar 31, 2013

with all the type errors, (thank you for letting me know in advance), I won't even attempt this one. I can make a mess on my own without instructions. ;) Thanks for the tips.. I still love all the free patterns and hope this one gets fixed and shared again.

 

Mar 26, 2013

There is not a description describing how, generally, the pattern progresses, therefore it is not possible to think through what needs to be done. Haven't a clue how to put this together. Free!! No use if it doesn't work. I agree with the other comments that something is missing.

 

Aug 18, 2012

typo in my directions by the way - row 1 of trim should read "join to 1st sc with slst" not "join to 1sc with slst" - sorry about that

 

Aug 18, 2012

This looks like filet crochet to me - which means that the directions should be like this: Row1: Ch 52, dc in 6th chain from hook; ch1, sk1, dc* to the end of the row, ch4, turn. Rows 2-24: dc in dc of previous row, ch1, sk1, dc in dc of previous row* until end of row, ch4, turn. Row 25: repeat row 2 but do not chain 4 at the end of the row instead fasten off. Trim - row 1 - starting at a corner, sc in each st around, (3 sc in each corner to turn) join to 1sc with slst, ch2 Row 2 - sc into first sc of previous row and sc into each sc around, join to 1st sc with slst, ch2 Row3 - repeat row 2 but do not ch2 at the end instead fasten off. I hope this helps, and there may be some counting errors in my directions as I just did this right off the top of my head here to try and figure it out for myself and others.

 

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