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Alpine Stitch Dishcloth… 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along Week 4!!!

Alpine Stitch Dishcloth… 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along Week 4!!!



Welcome to Week 4 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!!! 12 Weeks and 12 Dishcloths, all free crochet patterns! This week we are working on another really fun, Textured Dishcloth! If you haven’t used the Alpine Stitch, you are in for a fun new stitch pattern and a great gift idea or keeper for yourself.

This week is just Double Crochet, Single Crochet and Front Post Double Crochet with a 4 row repeat! Don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access… Click Here!!!


How to participate:

You can come here each Sunday and see the posts right here, Head to the Crochet With Me Tab, Subscribe by email for all posts in the “Stay Connected” in the right sidebar or join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and get the posts, tips and help along with fun games and prizes over there each week


Below are the first 3 weeks, they where so much fun!

Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth – Week 1

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth – Week 2

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth – Week 3


Now on to Week 4….

Tips:

  • If you have tight tension, you can use a Front Post Treble Stitch instead of the Front Post Double Crochet
  • When doing the Post Stitches 2 rows below, make sure not to do a stitch in the Single Crochet of the row below of the same stitch or you will add to your stitch count. See pic tutorial
  • You will do a Dc/Fpdc row, then a sc row, then the next Dc/Fpdc row, The alternating rows with Fpdc, Dc… The fpdc’s and dc’s will alternate so they don’t line up on each other. See pic
  • The Chain 2 at the beginning of the DC row Does NOT count as a stitch. Make sure you start your first DC in that same st.

Materials:

150 Yards of Cotton Yarn, I used Lily Cream & Sugar in Wine

Hook H

Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Instructions:

Make sure to read the tips above, they are important

Ch 30

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 29 sc

Row 2: Ch 2(does not count as a st), turn, dc in each st across. = 29 dc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 29 sc

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, *dc in st, Fpdc around next dc 2 rows below*, repeat across, dc in last st. = 14 fpdc & 15 dc

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 29 sc

Row 6: Ch 2, turn, dc in 1st 2 sts, *fpdc in next dc 2 rows below, dc in next st*, repeat *to* across, dc in last st. 16 dc & 13 fpdc

Rows 7-32: Repeat rows 3-6 ending with a row 4.

Edging

Row 33: Ch 1, turn, sc across to the end, 3 sc in last st, evenly sc 27 sts down row edges, 3 sc in 1st st of row 1, finish off. Join yarn in the last st of row 1, 3 sc in that st, evenly sc 27 sts up the row edges, 2 sc in 1st st of row 32, sl st to join. = 120 sc

Row 34: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, * 3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts, join to beginning sc. = 128 sc (You will have worked across the sc’s where you finished off in the previous row like they were all a continuous row)

Row 35: Ch 1, NO turn, loosely sl st in each st around. = 128 sl st

Finish off and weave your ends in.

That’s it… You now have an Alpine Stitch Dishcloth… I hope you love this one! See you next week with Week 5’s dishlcoth!!!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2022 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth… 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along,,, Week 3!!!

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth… 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along,,, Week 3!!!



Are you ready for Week 3 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along? This week we are making a Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth! It is so fun and easier than you think. It has a great texture on the frontside and smooth on the back. It is just a 4 row repeat and once you get the hang of it, you fly through this one!

Make sure you add this one to your Ravelry Queue for easy access… Click Here!!!


If you are new to this years CAL, it is a 12 week – 12 Dishcloth CAL… You can find the previous 2 weeks and info post in the Crochet With Me tab at the top of the page.

Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth – Week 1

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth – Week 2


How to participate:

You can come here each Sunday and see the posts right here, Head to the Crochet With Me Tab, Subscribe by email for all posts in the “Stay Connected” in the right sidebar or join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and get the posts, tips and help along with fun games and prizes over there each week


Now on to Week 3 – Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth!

This week there is a photo tutorial and a video link for the stitch style from my good friend Pia at Stitches N Scraps! The video is showing her guide through the stitches, our pattern will have more stitches and rows, and I made them in single color, she uses multiple colors for the visual effect. Click here for the link

Be patient, the first rows are a bit harder to get going if you haven’t done this before… But after you get the hang of it… you will be so happy you tried!


Materials:

150 Yards of Cotton Yarn, I used Peaches & Cream in Panorama for the solid cream dishcloth and Lily Cream & Sugar in Blue Jean trimmed with the Panorama

Hook G

Size:

9 1/2 x 9 1/2

Stitches:

*Please note that your fans and clusters have specific instructions

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Beg 1/2 Fpcl – Beginning 1/2 Front Post Cluster: *Yo, pull up loop around dc, yo, draw thru 2 loops*, Repeat *to* in 3 more times, yo, draw thru all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 to close
  • Fpdc cl– Front Post Double Crochet Cluster: *Yo, pull up loop around dc post, yo, draw through 2 loops*, Repeat *to* 3 more times(you should have 5 loops on hook), sk sc, Repeat *to* 4 more times(9 loops on hook now), yo, draw thru 9 loops, ch 1 to close
  • 8 Dc Fan Group: 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc in designated sp/st

Instructions:

Ch 34

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 33 sc

Rows 2-4, see photo below for guidance

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, 4 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 8 dc fan in next st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, dc in last st. = 2-4 dc groups, 2 dc & 4 – 8 dc fans.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *ch 3, Fpdc cl across next 8 dc’s, ch 3, sc in ch 1 sp below of previous row*, repeat *to* 4 more times ending with the sc in the last st(top of ch 3). = 6 sc, 5 fpdc cl & 10 ch 3’s *don’t miss making your ch 3’s, *You can see the pics above of the front and back of this row

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *8 dc fan in center of ch 1 from previous row, sc in next sc*, repeat *to* 4 more times ending with the sc in the last st. = 6 sc, & 5 8dc fans

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, make beg 1/2 Fpdc cl, *ch 3, sc in ch 1 sp of previous row, ch 3, fpdc cl over next 8 dc’s*, repeat *to* 3 more times, ch 3, sc in ch 1 sp, make a beg 1/2 fpdc cl, dc in last st. =2 dc, 5 sc, 2 beg 1/2 fpdc cl & 4 – fpdc cl

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, 4 dc in ch 1 sp of previous row’s cluster, *sc in next sc, 8 dc fan in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sc in next ch 1 sp, 4 dc in next st, dc in last st. = 2 dc, 2 – 4dc fans & 4 – 8dc fans

Rows 7-17: repeat rows 3-6 ending with the row 5 as last row

Edging

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in st, sc in each ch1 sp, 2 sc in each ch 3sp and each sc across to last st, 3 sc in last st, (37sc at this point makes 31 between each corner), evenly sc 31 sts down the side rows to the bottom or row 1, 3 sc in 1 st of bottom row 1, sc in next 31 sts, 3 sc in last st of row 1, sc 31 sts evenly up side rows, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 105 sc

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 33 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 32 sts. Join with sl st to 1 sc. = 113 sc

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, *3sc in next st, sc in next 35 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 33 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 121 sc

That’s it!!! You now have a Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth!


I hope you are loving this CAL and all of the dishcloths…. Don’t forget to fill out the Stay Connected in the Right Sidebar to get all my posts by email!



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I hope you love this project!!  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


©Copyright 2022 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth… Week 2 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth… Week 2 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!



Summer Squiggles Dishcloth is a fun, textured dishcloth using surface crochet to add a pop of color and texture. Don’t worry.. Surface Crochet is easy… there is a photo tutorial to help! Also, the base of the dishcloth pattern can be made as an alternative pattern… So basically this week you get 2 patterns! Read more below about the Crochet Along and the Fall Gift Giving CAL Week 1 crochet pattern!


Week 2 is bright and cheery and can be made in any color combination. The instructions for this pattern and Week 1(Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth) can always be found in the Free Pattern Tab or Crochet With Me(the CAL Tab) at the top of the page.

Make sure to add this to your Ravelry Favorites/queue for easy access too!.. Click here to head to Ravlery!!!


Week 1(of 12 weeks) was the Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth… Click here to make that free crochet pattern!


For information about how the CAL(Crochet Along) works, Click here for the information post and how you could win one of 12 prizes!


Week 1 winner Kathy K. won this adorable prize by participating in the CAL Game on Saturday in the Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Group, make sure you join our group for the CAL support and fun!


Now, on to week 2 – Summer Squiggles Dishcloth

Materials

120 yards Main Color (Color A) – I used Sugar and Cream in Hot Orange and 20 yards to surface stitch(Color B) – I used Sugar and Cream in White.

G Hook

Stitches

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

Size

9 1/2″ x 10″

Instructions

With Color A, ch 35

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each across. = 32 dc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 32 sc

Row 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in each st across. = 32 dc

Rows 4-21: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Row 22: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in 1st st, sc in next 30 sts, 3 sc in last st, evenly sc 30 down the row ends, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom (row 1), sc in next 30 sts, 3 sc in last st of bottom row, evenly sc 30 up the row ends, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 132 sc

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 32 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 32 sts, 3 sc in last st. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 140 sc

Mark this side as the right side and finish off.

This is your base dishcloth. You can make them just like this for one style.. Or add the surface crochet for a fun finish!

Now on to the Surface Crochet!

It may look or feel a bit complicated at first… But it is just slip stitching around the posts of the DC rows and up the sides to turn. Follow the pictures below too for help!

With Color B, join your yarn in the yarn of the side row next to the first dc on the right bottom row, loosely sl st around each dc post across – See the photo tutorial below.

*I found it easiest to keep the dishcloth flat on my lap while doing the sl stitching

Now we are going to turn the corner, join to the end of the row and slip st 3 sts up to the next row of dc’s. See the photo tutorial below, dont worry if your 3 side stitches you use are slightly different strands than mine.(#2 in the tutorial shows the 3 different strands I sl st in…) Next, turn your work around so you can work in the next dc row(turn it upside down, not to the wrong side)

Now you will slip st around each dc post in this row and keep turning the corner and working each row of dc until you finish the last row. Join with a sl st at the end and finish off. Basically you are zig zagging your way up the dishcloth on the dc rows…

That’s it… You now have your Summer Squiggles Dishcloth and you have the opportunity to have 3 different dishcloths to give as gifts or keep for your self(Waffle Stitch Dishcloth, The base of this dishcloth and the Summer Squiggles Dishcloth)!

I hope you are loving this CAL and all of the dishcloths…. Don’t forget to fill out the Stay Connected in the Right Sidebar to get all my posts by email!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

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I hope you love this project!!  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


©Copyright 2022 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

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