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Autumn Acorn Dishcloth! Week 5 – Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!!

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth! Week 5 – Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!!



Autumn Acorn Dishcloth! Whip up this fun and easy crochet dishcloth, you will be amazed at how easy it is! This is part of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL 12 weeks – 12 Dishcloths. In week 5 you will be using 2 colors of cotton yarn. Basically, because you use simple stitching techniques – it works up quickly!

Accordingly, this week you will be using Slip Stitch, Chains, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet and Treble Crochet, in other words – Easy Peasy!

In addition, you can easily find this pattern by adding it to your Raverly queue/favorites… Click Here!


How to participate:

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 4 weeks. They are so much fun!

Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth – Week 1

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth – Week 2

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth – Week 3

Alpine Stitch Dishcloth – Week 4


Now on to Week 5….

Tips:

  • Make sure to do your chain stitches and slip stitches loosely, because we don’t want them to pull.
  • When working your Hdc rows, make sure you don’t miss the last stitch of each row… Basically, easy to miss.
  • For the base, when working HDC rows, the Ch 1 DOES NOT count as a st, make it loose
  • You can sew the top and base together if you prefer not to use the recommended sl st technique.
  • The bumpy technique on the top of the acorn is made by alternating sc and trc, The trc pushes out to the opposite side to create a easy bobble effect.
  • The rightside is with the trc bobble facing you.
  • You will have rows that increase/decrease, so pay attention to the stitch count
  • Lastly, If your piece seems to pull or curl, you will steam block at the end to shape.

Materials:

Yarn: 150 Yards of Cotton Yarn, about 75 yds each of 2 colors. I used Peaches & Cream in Color A – Dark Taupe(brown) and Color B – Panorama(cream w/speckles) *To clarify, you can choose any color scheme instead so you can make it your own.

Hook: G

Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Decrease Sc – Insert hook in 1st st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops
  • Decrease Hdc – Yo, Insert hook in 1st st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo and draw through all 4 loops

Instructions:

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

Color A – Brown Color B – Cream

Top of Acorn

Starting with Color A, chain 26

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 25 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across. = 13 sc & 12 trc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st. = 27 sc

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across. = 14 sc & 13 trc

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st. = 29 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across. = 15 sc & 14 trc

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 29 sc

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last st. = 16 sc & 13 trc

Row 9: Ch 1, decrease sc over 1st two sts, sc across to last two sts, dc sc over last 2 sts. = 27 sc

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last st. = 15 sc & 12 trc

Row 11: Ch 1, decrease sc over 1st two sts, sc across to last two sts, dc sc over last 2 sts. = 25 sc

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, decrease sc over 1st two sts, sc in next 10 sts, (sc, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook sc in next 4 chs, sc in same) all in the same st *this is the stem, sc in next 10 sts, decrease sc in over next 2 sts, sc 11 sts evenly down row ends, sc in next 25 sts(row 1), sc 11 sts evenly up row ends, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 2 decrease sc, 67 sc & the stem

Finish Off, you are now done with the top of the acorn.

Acorn Base

Starting with Color B, chain 16

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. – 15 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc across to last 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st. = 16 hdc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in each st across. = 17 hdc

Rows 4-10: Repeat rows 2 & 3 increasing in each row accordingly, ending with 24 hdc in row 10

Row 11: Ch 3(this will form the tip of the acorn), decrease hdc over next 2 sts, hdc across. = 23 hdc and the ch 3 for the stem

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, hdc across to last 2 sts, decrease hdc. = 22 hdc

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, decrease hdc, hdc across. = 21 hdc

Row 14-19: Repeat rows 12 & 13 decreasing in each row accordingly, ending with 15 hdc in row 19

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 15 sc

Finish off, weave in ends

Joining the top and base

Using color A

Wrong sides facing(the top has bumps on the RS, the base doesn’t matter), you will be working along the bottom edge of the top section of the acorn in the sl sts and along the top row edges of the base. You will be working through one row edge and the corresponding bl of the top at the same time.

You can use the sl st technique below, or you can sew them together making sure the base is slightly behind the top when joining.

Joining

Using a sl st, join in the top right corner row edge of the base to the back loop of the acorn top in the bottom row right corner(see pic above showing how to stitch), continue to sl st the row end of base and back loop of top together all the way across.

Base Edging: Continuing with Color A

Row 1: Sl st in next back loop of the acorn top(bottom left corner) to secure this to the beginning of the edging, working down side of base sc sts – sc in the next 15 sts(see pic above), sc 11 sts evenly down side rows of acorn base to ch 3 tip you made in row 11, working in the ch 3 – sc in 1st ch, (sc, ch2, sc) in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, sc 11 sts evenly up side edge rows of base, sc in next 15 sts, sl st in the back loop of the bottom right corner of the acorn top to secure. = 2 sl sts, 52 sc & (sc, ch2, sc)

Row 2: Turn(now the RS should be facing you), loosely sl st in the next 27 sts, 2 sc in the ch 2 space, sl st in next 27 sts, sl st in the back loop of the top base to secure. = 54 sl sts & 2 sc

Lastly

Finish off and weave in any ends

Additionally, steam lightly to shape if needed so you have a great dishcloth! In addition, it will make it softer.

Wow, that’s it!!! You finally have a Autumn Acorn Dishcloth… So, enjoy and see you soon!!! See you right back here next week for week 6 of our 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL!


This week’s Amazon Favorites:

This week I want to share my skin care routine. I have used Purity Made Simple by Philosophy for many years, it is so gentle and cleans all of my makeup off really well. In addition, I recently this summer I started using Confidence in a Cream(both the day and night version) by It Cosmetics. I have started to notice a change for the good and I am so pleased.

In conclusion – I love these products and hope if you are looking for skincare, you will give it a go! A little goes a long way, so this means they last a long time – Besides that, you get a great bang for your buck!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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10 Free Crochet Poncho Pattern’s

10 Free Crochet Poncho Pattern’s



Fall is in the air and it is time to layer. 10 Free Crochet Poncho Pattern’s are such a great way to dress up you wardrobe, and below are 10 great crochet poncho’s from some of our favorite designers. And best of all.. These are Free Crochet Poncho Patterns just for you to pick from!


Amazing Grace Pretty in Pink Poncho: This is one of my designs, dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.


Wasilla Poncho by A Crocheted Simplicity: Perfect for Fall and easy to make!


Frost Petals Poncho by Kirsten Holloway Designs: This one is so beautiful with perfect lace border!


Coffee and Cream Poncho: This is another one of my own designs!


Alsace Poncho by Hopefully Honey: Great designs and love the raised bobble effect!


Braided Boho Poncho by Make & Do Crew: Great stitching technique with an extended half double crochet(photo tutorial too)!


Moroccan Weekend by Moogly: This has fun colorwork to make it look several different ways depending on how you wear it!


Effortless Chic Poncho: Here is one more of my fun, free patterns!


Pineapple Poncho by The Purple Poncho: Love this open design, perfect for a warm evening!


Cabled Crochet Poncho by Selena Baca: This fun pattern is downloadable on Yarnspiriations website!


I hope you choose one or two of these 10 Free Crochet Poncho Pattern’s to make! Enjoy!!!


This Week’s Amazon Find!!!! I love this Crochet Project Bag… Just fill it up with your favorite hooks, yarn and tools and you are ready to go!

Just click on the picture and head over to get your’s now!


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

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

Alpine Stitch Dishcloth Free Pattern… 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! The Alpine Stitch Dishcloth Free Pattern is so much fun! 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 you will be using Double Crochet, Single Crochet and Front Post Double Crochet with a 4 row repeat!

Easily follow along, You can 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, You can 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 are 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… Make sure fpdc’s and dc’s will alternate so they don’t line up on each other. See pic
  • When making 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:

You will use 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 Free Pattern… I hope you love this one! See you next week with Week 5’s dishlcoth!!!


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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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