Tuesday, August 02, 2011

African Flower Dishcloth pattern

tangerine dishcloth

Start by making the African Flower hexagon. The tutorial here explains how to crochet it really well! The only change you need to make is at the round after your sc's, instead of doing dc's in the full stitch, dc only in the back loops.

Now to start the textured dishcloth:
Slip stitch to the ch1 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc+ch1 sp), dc in same sp, *(fpdc next stitch, bpdc next stitch)repeat to corner, dc,ch1,dc in ch1 sp* repeat until you get back to the starting ch4, slip stitch to the 3rd ch

repeat for 3 rows (or more if you'd like a bigger cloth)

finishing: sc in each st, 3sc in each corner space.

I really hope that makes sense, it's a very easy pattern to make. If any of it doesn't make sense or you can see an easier way to write it out, let me know!

For those that don't know how to do the front post and back post double crochet stitches (fpdc & bpdc), this youtube video shows you how to do both of them. They're easy stitches, so don't be scared off by them!

If you make one of these dishcloths let me know, I'd love to see them.

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  1. I made two of these yesterday! I just looked at yours and figured it out. The only thing I did differently was not crocheting in back loops only of the dc round. I really love these. Thanks for writing out what you did. I'll give you a link when I post mine later today. I really love to see all of your crochet things. They are always so pretty.

  2. Thankyou for posting this, can't wait to try it, hopefully tomorrow :) I have been reading your blog for a little while, first time commenting.

  3. Thanks for sharing the pattern, that's really nice! I love this one so much, and your crochet stuff are all beautiful!
    Have a great day! x

  4. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :).

  5. Very nice! I saw the pic on Flickr and came on over. Now to scope out the rest of your blog :-)

  6. Thank you so much for sharing! I love these! I made 2 today. The only thing that is different about mine is that I didn't DC in the back post for the last ring of the flower so I didn't get that nice line like yours but I will for the next pair :) Thanks again!!!!

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  8. I Love this pattern. I will post on my blog hopfully, Friday. Sherry's Simple Crafts and Thoughts.

  9. Lovely pattern! It was featured on Moogly this morning! http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-african-flower-patterns/

  10. This is such a pretty pattern thank you so much for sharing.

  11. where do I get the full instructions on how to make this beautiful African Flower Dishcloth at??? the orange on above here????

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