Showing posts with label Cotton dishcloth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cotton dishcloth. Show all posts

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tunisian Spike Stitch Tutorial

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern





I have a new stitch pattern I want you to learn. That means like always I have a new little dishcloth pattern to help you learn. After you learn how to make the dishcloth I will have a triangle scarf pattern that will have the new stitch pattern in it. I'm really excited about all the texture of this stitch.

A lot of times I struggle with finding good patterns that go well with variegated or hand painted yarns. Often times the yarn pools funny or the texture gets lost in all the different colors. I think this stitch pattern really knocks it out of the park for showing of the yarn and the texture.

sneak peek at the triangle scarf


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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Bernant Handicrafter, 100% cotton 1 skein
Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 6 x6 inches
Gauge: 15 sts 13 rows equals 4 inches
Special Stitches:
  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • Spike Stitch: (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars that are 3 rows below the working row,, yo, pull the yarn through bringing it up to the working row, keep your loop on te hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern. 
    completed spike st
  • TK3tog (Tunisian knit 3 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 3 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern. 
    TK3tog before you pull through the 3 vertical sts.
  • Yo (yarn over): (Forward pass) put the yarn over the hook from back to front,  (Return pass): treat this as a loop on the return pass


    Copyright:

    Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


    Where can I get this pattern


    This is a free Pattern right here on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly PDF version I have them for sale in my Ravelry Shop for 3.00.

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    Pinevale Dishcloth Instructions:


    Foundation Row: (forward pass) Ch 17,  insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 17 loops on the hook,
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Rows 1- 4: (forward pass) {TKS}(first loop on the hook counts as a TKS here and throughout)  repeat {to} to last st, TKS in the last st.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 5: (forward pass) 2 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 3 times, 2 TKS in the last 2 sts.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 6: (Forward pass)  1 TKS, {yo, TK3tog, yo, TKS} repeat {to} 3 times.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 7: (forward pass) 4 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 2 times, TKS in the last st.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 8: (forward pass) 3 TKS, {yo, TK3tog, yo, TKS} Repeat (to) 2 times, TKS in the last 2 sts
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Rows 9- 16: repeat rows 5- 8 two times

    Rows 17- 20: Repeat rows 1-4

    Do not finish off.

    Edging:

    Round 1: (ch 1, sc in the next 17 sts, ch 1, turn the cloth 90 degrees and sc in each of the next 20 rows) repeat (to), ch 1, sl st into starting sc.

    Round 2: ch 1, sc in each sc and 3 sc in each ch space, sl st into beginning ch.

    Finish off and weave in your ends. 

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    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    A Tisket A Tasket Dishcloth

    A Free Crochet Pattern




    I have a quick little pattern for you this week. This is a practice pattern for a basket that I am going to share next week. This Dishcloth will help you practice the Tunisian knit stitch and the Tunisian purl stitch for the body of the dishcloth. The pattern repeat is often referred to as the seed stitch in knitting. You will also learn how to make the attached i-cord stitch for the border of the dishcloth. These Dishcloths might look familiar to you. I designed them based off of my knit learner's curve dishcloths. I didn't want you crocheters to feel left out.

    I like my dishcloths to be on the small side, so you will be able to make these with a regular crochet hook. I'm not going to lie; the i-cord edging (or just crocheted i-cord in general) is very fiddly and awkward. I found using a cable needle or a double pointed knitting needle to hold the stitches together made all the difference at making the edging look great.

    I found this youtube video really helpful for the attached I-cord.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbymEneY5qI

    I will have a PDF for this pattern that will be added to next week's basket pattern, so be on the look out for it.
    ~edit~ Here is the Ravelry link for purchasing the Basket Pattern 

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    Designer: Julia Schwartz
    Yarn: worsted cotton yarn
    Hook: H/8 5mm
    Notions: tapestry needle, cable needle
    Size: 4 by 4 inches
    Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows (not really needed for this pattern)
    Special Stitches:

    • TPS:  (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through.  
           (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

    • TKS: (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.

    (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

    Copyright:

    Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

    Pattern: 

    Row 1: ch 15, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 15 loops on the hook,
    return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 2: Forward pass: (tks, tps) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
    return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 3: Forward pass: (tps, tks) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
    return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 4-15: Repeat rows 2 and 3

    Finish off

    I-cord Edging

    With a new color, ch 3, pull up a loop in each ch, insert the hook in a corner st, yo and pull up a loop for a total of 4 loops on the hook, {take the back 3 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 2 times, take the last loop off the cable needle, place the loop on the hook, insert the hook into the next st of dishcloth, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops}

    You should have 4 loops on your hook again.

    Repeat {to} until you have gone all the way around the dishcloth.

    To finish off, yo and pull through all 4 loops, sl st into the starting ch of the edging.

    Finish off. Weave in your ends.

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