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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!!!


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

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

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


©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. Additionally, 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

Easy V-Puff Dishcloth… New Free Crochet Pattern!!!!

Easy V-Puff Dishcloth… New Free Crochet Pattern!!!!



The Easy V-Puff Dishcloth is so quick and fun to make! It is a 1 row repeat, Just a couple of common stitches and works as a dishcloth, trivet or could even be a afghan square! It is Week 10 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL, 12 Weeks- 12 Dishcloths too!

V-Puff Stitch Dishcloth

This free crochet pattern uses basic stitching and any color scheme you prefer. Grab your hooks and yarn and make as many as you can! This is a great TV watching project too…

Don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access!! Click Here…


How to participate in the 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL:

Firstly -You can come here each Sunday and see the posts. Secondly-You can head to the Crochet With Me Tab at the top of the page. Thirdly-You can subscribe by email for all posts in the “Stay Connected” in the right sidebar or Lastly- Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group – Get posts, tips and help along with fun games and prizes .


Below are the first 9 weeks. They are so much fun, besides… who doesn’t love a great quick gift!

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


Now on to Week 10 – Easy V-Puff Dishcloth

Tips:

  • It is super easy, there are only a couple ends to weave in for this project.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • Make sure to sl st loosely
  • When making the V-Puff sts, draw up loops approx. 1/2″

Materials:

Yarn: 150 total Yards of Cotton Yarn

Here is what I used: Sugar N Cream Cotton Yarn in Dark Pine

Hook – H


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Reverse Sc – Reverse Single Crochet
  • V-Puff St – Working all in the designated stitch/space, yo, draw up loop 4 times, yo, draw thru all 9 loops on hook, ch 2, yo, draw up loop 4 times, yo, draw thru all 9 loops on hook, ch 1.

Instructions for the Easy V-Puff Dishcloth:

Importantly, make sure to read the tips above. They are most important to success!

Ch 28

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 27 sc

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, *V-Puff st in next ch, sk 3 ch’s*, repeat *to* 5 more times, V-Puff st in next ch, dc in last ch. = 2 dc & 7 V-Puff sts

Rows 3-14: Ch 3, turn, V-Puff st in each ch 2 sp of previous rows V-Puff st across, dc in last st. = 2 dc & 7 V-Puff sts

Edging

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, evenly sc 27 sts across top of row 14 to the last st, 2 more sc in last st(corner), evenly sc 25 sts down row sides, 3 sc in 1st ch of row 1, evenly sc 25 sts across ch’s of row 1, 3 sc in last ch of row 1, evenly sc 25 sts up row sides, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc in row 15 to form last corner. = 112 sc

Finish Off and rejoin yarn in 2nd st from middle corner st of bottom righthand corner(see pic)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in next 26 sts, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in next 27 sts , do not join, leave bottom row unworked(this already has 2 rows of sc complete)

Row 17: Ch 1, Reverse sc around. Join with sl st and finish off

Finish off, weave ends in and block if needed. Lastly, Enjoy!!!

That’s it!!! You now have an Easy V-Puff Dishcloth,  So, enjoy and see you soon!!! Meet me right back here next week for week 11 of our 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL!


This Week’s Amazon Favorite! Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler is book two in the Kingfountain Series… I have read the whole series and loved it! You can get a paper book, audio book or Kindle book.

I hope you will give this series a try! All the books in the series are equally as good! Below are the links for book 1, 2 and 3!


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

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

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


©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. Additionally, 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

Easy Cat Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!

Easy Cat Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!



This adorable Easy Cat Dishcloth is so simple to make, especially if you love cats! In addition, It is Week 8 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along 12 Weeks – 12 Dishcloths!!! Using 2 or more colors of cotton yarn, you will create this fun dishcloth for all cat lovers!

Easy Cat Crochet Dishcloth

Surprisingly so easy with a 3 row repeat (actually 2 rows, one you repeat twice!) Additionally, a great gift for the cat lover or fall decoration for your kitchen!

Don’t forget to add the Easy Cat Dishcloth to your Ravelry favorites!! Click Here!!!


How to participate in the 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL:

Firstly -You can come here each Sunday and see the posts. Secondly-You can head to the Crochet With Me Tab at the top of the page. Thirdly-You can subscribe by email for all posts in the “Stay Connected” in the right sidebar or Lastly- Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group – Get posts, tips and help along with fun games and prizes .


Below are the first 7 weeks. They are so much fun, besides… who doesn’t love a great quick gift!

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


Now on to Week 8 – Easy Cat Dishcloth

Using 2 or more colors makes the cat design pop!

Tips:

  • It is super easy, there are only a few ends to weave in for this project.
  • Use two or more contrasting colors to get the best effect.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • After the first 2 rows, each color is used for 3 rows until row 15,

Materials:

Yarn: 150 total Yards of Cotton Yarn for each, about 140 yds total and approximately 30 yards of each color if you use 4 colors.

Here is what I used:

  • Color A – Peaches n Cream Panorama
  • Color B – Sugar N Cream in Warm Brown 
  • Color C – Peaches N Cream in Gold
  • Color D – Sugar and Cream in Hot Orange 

Hook G


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Shell – (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in the same space
  • DS Cl – Drop Stitch Cluster: Yo, insert hook 2 rows below between (2dc, ch1, 2dc)’s encapsulating both rows, pull up loop, yo, draw up loop in same space, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook. Keep your loops you pull up to the same height as the row you are working on. See Picture

Instructions for the Easy Cat Dishcloth:

Importantly, make sure to read the tips above. They are most important to success!

With Color A, Ch 35

Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from hook, sk 4 ch, *shell in next ch, sk 4 ch*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in the last 2 ch’s. = 4 dc & 5 shells

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next st, shell in each ch 1 sp across, dc in last 2 sts. = 4 dc & 5 shells

Finish off and join color B

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, *ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, shell in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 4 more times, ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, dc in last 2 sts. 2 dc, 6 ds cl & 5 shells

Rows 4 & 5: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next st, shell in each ch 1 sp across, dc in last 2 sts. = 4 dc & 5 shells

Finish off and join color C

Rows 6-8: Repeat rows 3-5

Finish off and join color D

Rows 9-11: Repeat rows 3-5

Finish off and join color B

Rows 12-14: Repeat rows 3-5

Finish off and join color A

Row 15: Repeat row 3

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in st, sc in next 33 sts and ch sps, 3 sc in next st, evenly sc 33 sts down the side rows, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom row 1, sc 33 sts evenly across bottom of row 1, 3 sc in last st of row 1, evenly sc 33 sts up side rows, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 276 sc

Finish off, turn work over and join color B in any middle corner st.

Row 17: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, *sc in next 35 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, sc in last 35 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. =284 sc

Finish off, do not turn work over. Join color A in any BL st.

Row 18: *Sl st in BL of each st to the middle corner st, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in bl of corner st*, Repeat *to* around, join. – 292 sl st & 4 (sl st, ch 1, sl st)

Finish off, weave ends in and block if needed. Lastly, Enjoy!!!

That’s it!!! You now have an Easy Cat Dishcloth,  So, enjoy and see you soon!!! Meet me right back here next week for week 9 of our 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL!


This Week’s Amazon Favorite! The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler is book on in the Kingfountain Series… I have read the whole series and loved it! You can get a paper book, audio book or Kindle book. Hope you will give this series a try! All the books in the series are equally as good!



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

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

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


©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. Additionally, 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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