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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

Simple Chevron Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Simple Chevron Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



The Simple Chevron Dishcloth is a fun, retro style pattern shaped into a fun dishcloth! It is made in Fall colors to go with our 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along… 12 Dishcloths – 12 Weeks! This is week 11 in the series… These patterns are all individually available in the Free Pattern Page or in the Crochet with Me page at the top of this website.

This free crochet pattern uses basic stitching and any color scheme you prefer. It looks best if you use multiple colors… 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 10 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

Easy V-Puff Dishcloth Week 10


Now on to Week 11 – Simple Chevron 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

Materials:

Yarn: 150 total Yards of Cotton Yarn

I used the following:

Color A – Orange Color B – Brown Color C – Gold

Color D – Cream

Hook: H

Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp – Space
  • Dec – Decrease
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc- Single Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Trc – Treble Crochet

Instructions:

With color A, ch 42

Row 1: Turn, dec bl sc over 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, *blsc in next 5 chs, 3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 5 chs, sk 2 chs*, rep *to* 2 more times ending with a dec blsc over the last 2 sts instead of sk 2. = 41 sc

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 2 sts, *blsc in next 5 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times ending with a dec blsc over the last 2 sts instead of sk 2. = 41 sc

Finish off and change to color B

Rows 6-9: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 2 sts, *blsc in next 5 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times ending with a dec blsc over the last 2 sts instead of sk 2. = 41 sc

Finish off and change to color C

Rows 10-12: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 2 sts, *blsc in next 5 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times ending with a dec blsc over the last 2 sts instead of sk 2. = 41 sc

Finish off and change to color D

Rows 13 & 14: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 2 sts, *blsc in next 5 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times ending with a dec blsc over the last 2 sts instead of sk 2. = 41 sc

Finish off and change to color A

Rows 15 – 24: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 2 sts, *blsc in next 5 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times ending with a dec blsc over the last 2 sts instead of sk 2. = 41 sc

Edging

Continuing with color A and see pic below of where to place row one sts.

Round 1: Ch 1, evenly sc 25 sts down the row edges, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom row, * ch 5, Trc in valley sp, ch 5, sc in space of peak*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 2 sc in same sp as last st(corer), evenly sc 25 sts up row edges, sc in 1st st of row 21, ch 9(counts as trc and ch 5), *sc in middle st of peak, ch 5, trc in valley sp, ch 5*, repeat *to* 2 times ending in ch 1 sp where round 1 started, join with sl st = 7 trc, 12 ch 5 sps, and 61 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in trc, 5 sc in ch 5 sp, sc in sc, 5 sc in ch 5 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in 6th ch of ch 9, 3 sc in remaining chs of ch 9(working down side), sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st, 5 sc in next ch 5 sp, repeat *to* 2 times, sc in next trc, 5 sc in next ch 5 sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in ch 3(up the side), 2 sc in same st as beginning sc, join withh sl sst = 144 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, turn loosely sl st in each st around and (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in each middle corner st. Join with sl st. = 4 ch 1 & 148 sl sts.

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

That’s it!!! You now have a Simple Chevron Dishcloth,  So, enjoy and see you soon!!! Meet me right back here next week for week 12 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, 3 & 4!


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 Pumpkin Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



This super cute Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth is week 9 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL 12 Week-12 Dishcloths. It is fun to make and will dress up any kitchen for the Fall… Great to give as a gift or keep for yourself!

Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth

This free crochet pattern uses basic stitching and 2 complementary colors. Grab your hooks and yarn and make as many as you can!

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 8 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


Now on to Week 8 – Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth

Using 2 colors makes the design pop!

Tips:

  • It is super easy, there are only a few ends to weave in for this project.
  • Use two contrasting colors to get the best effect.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • You work one side of the pumpkin in the chain then the opposite side in the chain
  • Make sure to sl st loosely
  • Most color changes you will just drop the color and pick up the next, carry the color up the side for the next color change
  • Even rows are the right side

Materials:

Yarn: 150 total Yards of Cotton Yarn for each, about 140 yds total, Color A 100 yds, Color B 40 yds.

Here is what I used: Hobby Lobby Crafter’s Secret Cotton in A-Bright Orange and B-Papaya

Hook – G


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Fl – Front Loop
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dec – Decrease (these are worked over 2 stitches)

Instructions for the Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth:

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

With Color A, Ch 26

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

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. = 10 sc, 20 hdc & 7 dc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. = 10 sc, 10 hdc & 11 dc

Drop color A and pick up color B

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sl st in each bl across. = 31 bl sl sts

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sl st in each fl across. = 31 fl sl sts

Drop color B and pick up color A

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, working in fl of the sl sts, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. = 10 sc, 10 hdc & 14 dc

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in net 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. = 10 sc, 14 hdc & 16 dc

Drop color A and pickup color B

Row 8 & 9: Repeat rows 4 – 5

Drop color B finish off and pickup color A

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, working in fl of the sl sts, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st,, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. = 10 sc, 14 hdc & 23 dc

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 3 sts, dec sc over last 2 sts(this is the bottom of the pumpkin). = 9 sc, 20 hdc & 20 dc

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, dec sc over 1st 2 sts, sc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 11 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 12 sts. = 25 sc, 14 hdc & 11 dc

Finish off

With color A, turn work around to opposite side of beginning chain. Make sure the wrong side is facing. Join in 1st chain(where the tail is)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each ch across.= 25 sc

Rows 14- 22: Repeat rows 2-10

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, dec sc over 1st 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. = 9 sc, 20 hdc & 20 dc

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc in 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 11 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, dec sc over last 2 sts. = 25 sc, 14 hdc & 11 dc

Bottom Edge:

Continuing with color A

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 15 sts evenly across the bottom edge rows. = 15 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 4 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in last 4 sts. = 8 sc & 7 hdc

Do not finish off, Drop color A and pick up color B making sure RS is facing

Row 3: Skip 1st 4 sts of and join in the 5th st, ch 2(counts as hdc), dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, leave remaining sts unworked.= 5 hdc

Finish off

Pick up color A, working on the RS

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 4 sts, sc in next 5hdc, sc in next 4 sts, working up the side of the pumpkin, 1 sc in the side row, sc in next 50 sts, sc 17 sts evenly on top side rows, sc in next 50 sts down the pumpkin side, 1 sc in side row of bottom, join with sl st to 1st sc. = `132 sc

Finish off

Pumpkin Top

You will have 16 sts that form the top of the pumpkin(looks like a U where these are). With RS facing, join color B in the 1st st of the 16 in the U area

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 16 sts. = 16 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, dec sc over 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts, sc in next st, dec sc over next 2 sts, sc in next st, dec sc over next 2 sts, sc in 2 sts, dc sc over last 2 sts. = 11 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *dec sc over 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, dec sc over last 2 sts. = 7 sc

Continuing to work all the way around the pumpkin

Row 4: Sl St in each st around and 1 sl st each in the top edge side rows. join to beginning sl st

Finish off

Stem

Join color B to 1st sc of row 3 of pumpkin top

Sl st in 1st 3 sts

Row 1-5: Ch 1, sc in 3 sts, turn

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

That’s it!!! You now have an Easy Pumpkin Dishcloth,  So, enjoy and see you soon!!! Meet me right back here next week for week 10 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. 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 and 2


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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