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Apache Tears Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern

Apache Tears Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern



The Apache Tears Dishcloth packs a punch of color and fun! Using 2 simple stitches that create this fun textural effect, you can use up all of your scraps, create your own unique color combo and then enjoy!

This is Week 12 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along… The final week! I hope you have enjoyed this 12 week – 12 dishcloth CAL!!! Stay tuned for more fun, free patterns and the 2023 Winter Crochet With Me Afghan CAL… Details coming soon!

The great thing about this pattern, you don’t have to weave in ends! I hope you give it a try, it is much easier than it looks!!! Also there is a YouTube Video to show you how easy it really is!

Also, all 12 of the dishcloth patterns will be available in an Ebook PDF soon… $5.99 and it will be available on Ravelry… I will post that here when available!

Please add this to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access too!! Click Here…


Grand Prize details and past 11 patterns of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL:

Grand Prize – Thanksgiving Weekend I will post fan pictures that are entered to me by email of the finished dishcloths… One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Here are the rules… By Friday November 25th, 2022 11:59pm PST US you will email me a picture of your finished CAL dishcloths (6 of the patterns minimum all in one picture) to [email protected] One entry per person. Each entry will be numbered and I will use a Random Number Generator to draw the winner on Sunday November 27th 2022 and post the Fan Gallery and winner that afternoon.

Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth – Week 1

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth – Week 2

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth – Week 3

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth

Alpine Stitch Dishcloth – Week 4

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth – Week 5

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth

Optical Illusion Dishcloth Week 6

Simple Cluster Dishcloth Week 7

Easy Cat Dishcloth Week 8

Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth Week 9

Easy V-Puff Dishcloth Week 10

Simple Chevron Dishcloth Week 11


Now on to Week 12 – Apache Tears Dishcloth

Tips:

  • It is super easy, there are NO ends to weave in for this project.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • A minimum of 2 colors is required to get the effect
  • You will not turn after row 2, just finish off and move back to the right hand side to start the next row. Another words you always work on the right side of the project.
  • You will change colors every row
  • You always start and end each row with a sc, all the stitches in between are worked in the front loop
  • Each row move the fldc over one st to create the look
  • Make sure not to blsc in the st you used for the fldc
  • Leave a 2″ tail on both the beginning join side and finish off side

Size:

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

Materials:

Yarn: 150 total Yards of Cotton Yarn

I used the following:

Color A – Purple Color B – Orange Color C – Green

Color D – Blue Color E – Yellow Color F – White

Hook: G

Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Fl – Front Loop

Here is a link to a great YouTube Video that shows how to do this pattern. Keep in mind, She uses a 6 st repeat and I use a 5 stitch repeat. Click Here

Instructions:

Changing colors each row, below are the color scheme I did. Starting with the ch row and row 1: A, B, C, D, E, F. After Row 1 you will finish off each row and without turning, join the next color to the first st on the righthand side.

Starting with Color A, Ch 38

Row 1 : Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across = 37 sc Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, blsc in the next 35 sts, sc in last st. = 2 sc & 35 blsc Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *Dc in fl of st 2 rows below (color A), Pic below, blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* across, sc in last st. . = 7 fldc , 2 sc & 28 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next st(a dc st), * fldc in next st 2 rows below(color B row), blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* 5 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 3 sts, sc in last st. Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 2 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below(color c row), blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* 5 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 2 sts, sc in last st. Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 3 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below(color d row), blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* 5 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next st, sc in last st. Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *blsc in next 4 sts, fldc in next st 2 rows below*, repeat *to* across, sc in last st. Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Rows 8 – 35: Repeat rows 3-7 changing colors in the same sequence.

Tails

Tie simple knots with every 2 tails together down both sides to secure tails. With a fine tooth comb or brush, brush out each tail to separate all the strands. Trim brushed fringe to a 1″ length(or desired length)

Lightly block to shape and make fringe lay flat

This is a picture of the back of the project!

That’s it!!! You now have an Apache Tears Dishcloth!! Enjoy and make as many as you can for gifts.

I have so much enjoyed this 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL. I love seeing all of the finished projects in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group !!! Please share your pictures with your friends too!



This Week’s Amazon Favorite! Liquid Motion Sand Art… This year the girls in my family are getting one for Christmas… I know they will love them!!!


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I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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