Little Chain Spaces Wavy Edge Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern With How-To Photos

Updated on May 16, 2009
 

This dishcloth is an original pattern by Sandi Marshall. It is good practice for the crochet techniques of skipping a stitch and for crocheting in a chain space, while making a useful item for your kitchen.

Materials: About 2 ounces any cotton worsted weight yarn, any brand or color

Size H crochet hook

Finished Size: Measuring across to the widest points of the edging, 10 3/4 inches tall x 11 3/4 inches wide

Gauge: 8 sc rows = 2 inches, 7 sc = 2 inches

Note that gauge is not crucial for this project, as the dishcloth can vary in size and be just as useful. I've given gauge measurements just to give you an idea of the gauge used to achieve the finished size of the example.

Techniques to Know for This Pattern

How to Skip a Stitch: Pass over the chain or stitch that is to be skipped, without doing anything with it and work into the next chain or stitch that follows the skipped stitch.

How to Crochet in a Chain Space: Insert the crochet hook through the open space under the chain, wrap yarn over the hook, pull the yarn through the open space under the chain and continue to finish make the stitch that is called for in the pattern.

Repeats Indicated by * and ** - When the pattern says to repeat the directions between * and **, go back to the * and begin following the directions again that are after the *; keep going until you come to the **.

In Round 3 of the Edging for this pattern, I also used repeats indicated by [ and ], *** and ****, ++ and +++. These are followed the same way as repeats indicated by * and **. I used the extra symbols because four different repeat sections are needed for that round.

Repeats in Parenthesis: For example, where the pattern says to (ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 6 times, you will do the directions between the ( and the ), then go back and do the directions between the ( and the ) 5 more times, so that you have done the directions between ( and ) a total of 6 times.

How to Slip Stitch: Insert hook in stitch to be worked, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch to be worked and through the loop already on the hook all at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height. It is used to join the end of a round to the beginning of that round or to work over to another spot without adding any height.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ch-1 sp = chain-1 space, ch-3 = chain 3, chs = chains, ea = each, dc = double crochet, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space

Pattern Instructions

 

To start: Leave about five or six inches of yarn before the first loop of your starting chain.

Leave this length hanging while you are crocheting the dishcloth. You will use this length when the dishcloth is finished to weave in the yarn end. (This is a good way to secure the end so it won't unravel.)

Starting chain: chain 33.

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in ea ch across. (32 sc) At the end of the row, ch 1 (to turn) and turn the square around to start the next row.

Row 2: sc in first sc, sc in ea of next 9 sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 6 times, sc in ea of next 10 sc. ch 1 (to turn) and turn the square around to start the next row.

Close Look at Center of Row 2

 

Row 3: sc in first sc, sc in ea of next 10 sc, (sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 6 times, sc in ea of next 9 sc. ch 1 and turn to begin the next row.

Close Look at Center of Row 3

Closer Look at Center Section of Dishcloth Rows

Rows 4 - 33: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 33 Note: You should be following the Row 3 directions for Row 33. Do not do the chain 1 at the end of row 33 and do not turn at the end of row 33. Continue with the Partial 3/4 Outside Round.

 

Partial 3/4 Outside Round: ch 2 for a corner, then working down the side of the square, sc around the end sc of ea row along this side (you should make 33 sc along this side), ch 2 for next corner, then sc in the remaining loop of ea stitch along the bottom edge (you should make 32 sc along the bottom edge), ch 2 for next corner, then sc around the end sc of ea row along the next side (you should make 33 sc along this side), ch 2 for next corner, then sl st in the first sc of this round.

Edging Round 1: (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 15 times, then ch 3 for corner, skip next sc, skip ch-2 corner sp, sc in first sc on next side, (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 16 times, then ch 3 for corner, skip next ch-2 corner sp, sc in first sc on next side, (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 15 times, then ch 3 for corner, skip next sc, skip next ch-2 corner sp, sc in first sc on next side, (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 16 times, then ch 3, skip ch-2 corner sp, sc in first sc on next side (the same place where this round began), sl st in first ch-3 sp of this rnd.

Edging Round 2 Photo

Edging Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same chain space where sl st was just made, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ea of next two ch-3 spaces) 7 times, ch 3 for corner, sc in same chain space where last sc was made, ch 3, sc in ea of next two ch-3 spaces, (ch 3, sc in ea of next two ch-3 spaces) 7 times, then ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next ch-3 corner sp, (ch 3, sc in ea of next two chain-3 spaces) 8 times, ch 3, sc in same chain space where last sc was made, (ch 3, sc in ea of next two chain-3 spaces) 8 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next ch-3 corner sp, ch 3, skip next sc of previous round, skip the sl st that ended previous round, sl st in first sc of this round.

Edging Round 3 Photo

 

Edging Rnd 3: sl st in next sc (in order to work your way over to the next ch-3 sp, where this round will begin), * (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 space, sl st in ea of next 2 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 6 more times, then (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in chain-3 corner space, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, [ sl st in ea of next 2 sc, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ], repeat the directions between [ and ] 7 more times, then sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in ch-3 sp, sl st in next sc, *** (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, sl st in ea of next 2 sc ****, repeat the directions between *** and **** 7 more times, then (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 corner sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ++ sl st in ea of next 2 sc, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp +++, repeat the directions between ++ and +++ 7 more times, then sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, sl st in next stitch, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, sl st in next sl st.

End off, leaving a length of about 5 - 6 inches for the weaving in. Weave in the ends, using a large-eye yarn needle.

Copyright, Terms of Use

 

This pattern is an original design created by Sandi Marshall and is copyrighted. Photos in the pattern: photographed by Sandi Marshall, copyright by Sandi Marshall. Per copyright law, do not copy the contents of this page to another web site, blog or elsewhere. Do not distribute by reproduced copy, in any form (even if it would be distributed for free). Instead, you may link to this page or give others the url for this page so that they may come to this pattern page for themselves. This will help me to be able to continue designing new patterns. Patterns that a designer chooses to put on the Internet as free patterns are protected by the same copyright laws as patterns that are purchased. Being on the Internet does not make it public domain! Further info on copyright law can be read at www.copyright.gov

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        Donna Herron 

        4 years ago from USA

        This pattern is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!!

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        Kimberly Schimmel 

        6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

        This would also make a nice doily done in crochet thread.

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        RTalloni 

        6 years ago from the short journey

        Such a pretty pattern! Thanks for sharing your work.

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        MaryCola 

        6 years ago from Georgia

        Great Hub with wonderful pictures & easily understood.Marycola

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        Yarn-Newbie 

        8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

        Nice Hub! Thank you

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        malligashivaram 

        9 years ago

        you contribution to crochet knitting and filet crochet crossstich ect. will ever be remembered, by the coming generations your fan from india malligashivaram

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        moonlake 

        9 years ago from America

        Very good hub. Your pictures are great. I haven't Crochet in ages but I think I can follow this pattern.

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        Rebecca Graf 

        9 years ago from Wisconsin

        Thank you for the pattern. I've made a few very simple dishclothes and my husband prefers using them to the storebought ones.

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