Tuesday, May 1, 2012

the Misty rag*

I recently participated in a dishcloth swap in a group on Face Book. I found a super quick and easy pattern on Ravelry. It’s called the Easy Does It, you can download it here. I need to send out two dishcloths; one down, one to go. You know I’ve been on a flower frenzy with the floss jewelry. I couldn’t resist creating a pattern to combine this new stitch from the Easy Does It and incorporate a flower, too.  I am so pleased with the results; I’ve made two cloths in two days. This is a project I plan to make several to keep in my extra gift box. I have entertained the idea of crocheting larger towels to match, since I enjoy this pattern so much. I hope you all love it just as much as I do!
The Misty Rag
H hook, cotton yarn
Popcorn stitch: Work 4 dc in the same stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in the top of the first dc of group, then pull dropped loop through stitch and secure with a slip stitch.
Start with the flower: sc 10x in a magic ring. Slip stitch to join.
Row1: ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), 1 popcorn stitch in each sc, slst to first stitch. (10 popcorns, including the ch1 to close each=20st)
Row2: ch2 (doesn’t count as st), 1 popcorn in ea st around, slst to first st. Fasten off and weave in ends. (20 popcorns, including the ch1 to close each=40 st)
Row3: attach new color with a slst; sc in same as joining, sc 8x, 3sc ss, *sc 9x, 3sc ss repeat from* 2x. The 3sc ss creates a corner, you need 4 corners. Do not slip stitch to join. Mark this stitch as your last, use next stitch to start the rounds.
Round4: ch1, skip a st, sc, repeat to center crochet in the first corner, [(sc, ch1) 2x ss, *sc, ch1, sk a st, sc, repeat from* to next corner.] repeat inside the brackets until desired size is achieved.
 Yes it is that simple. This is the same concept as the Easy Does It; single crochet and chain 1, skip a stitch-repeat. The next round on top, you are sc all around the chain stitches, which my hook glides much faster than fighting with the loops. I mean to crochet around all three loops of the chain. This also creates texture for scrubbing. Just be sure to make the corner stitches in the middle chain after the first round.  I went 7 rounds, then ended with a slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
To finish up, I worked in rows.
Attach new color to any st along one of the sides (not into the corner) and start in joining stitch, *sc in each st to center corner chain, (sc, ch1, sc) ss in corner, repeat from* around. I crocheted around the chain st from the previous round and into the Back Loops Only of the sc from the previous round.  This is simple and creates a neat color effect. End with a slst; fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach new color and sc in each st along the sides and (sc, ch1, sc) ss in corners using BLO. End with a slst; fasten off and weave in ends.

you can use stitch markers to mark every tenth stitch for the corners 

the Easy Does It pattern from Reavelry

coordinating cloths for a dishcloth swap

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  1. oooo this is so cute. I like the flower so much. And thank you for the link.. The pattern is free...:)) So good. Thank you and best wishes...

    1. Thanks, it's free, quick and easy, can't get better than that!


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