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Simple Border Pot Holder and Dishcloth

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This simple kitchen crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream creates a pot holder and dishcloth set with contrasting borders. This is an attractive kitchen set for a house warming gift or your own home.

Simple Pot Holder and Dishcloth


Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 4 Ply (Solids 2.5 oz/70.9 g/Ombres 2 oz/56.7 g) 1 ball of each color makes 2 dishcloths when MC and A are reversed as illustrated.

    Pot Holder: 
    Main Color (MC) 1 ball 
    Contrast A 1 ball

    Dish Cloth: 
    Main Color (MC) 1 ball 
    Contrast A 1 ball

  • Crochet Hooks: Pot Holder: Size 4.00 mm (U.S. 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Dish Cloth: Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Size:
Pot Holder:
 Finished Size: Approx 8” x 8” [20.5 x 20.5 cm] 
Dish Cloth: Finished Size: Approx 11” x 11” [28 x 28 cm]

Gauge: 
Pot Holder: 15 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in sc with 4.00 mm hook. 
Dish Cloth: 8 loops and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in loop pat with 4.50 mm hook.

Instructions:

Pot Holder: Back: With MC and 4.00 mm hook, ch 29. 
Foundation row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. Turn. 28 sts. 
1st row: 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Ch 1. Turn. 
This row forms pat. 
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 8 ins [20.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Do not turn. 
Next row: Ch 1. Work 22 sc along side edge, 3 sc in first st of lower edge, 1 sc in each of next 26 sts along lower edge, 3 sc in next st, 22 sts along side edge, 3 sc in first st of top edge, 1 sc in each of next 26 sts along top edge, 3 sc in next st. Ss to 1st ch 1. Fasten off.

Front: With A, work as given for Back.

Edging: With WS tog, proceed as follows: 
1st round: Join MC to any st. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 round sc, inc at corners as before. Fasten off. 
2nd round: Join A to any st, work 1 round sc, inc at corners as before. Fasten off. 
3rd round: With MC work as given for 2nd round.

Dish Cloth: With MC and 4.50 mm hook, ch 42.
Foundation row: (RS). 1 sc in 4th ch from hook. *Ch 2. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 20 loops. 
1st row: Ch 3. *1 sc in next ch 2 loop. Ch 2. Rep from * to last ch 2 loop. 1 sc in ch 3 loop. Turn. 
This row forms pat. 
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 8 ins [20.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

Border: With RS facing, join A to ch 3 loop at end of last row. 
1st round: Ch 1. *(1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in corner loop - corner made. Ch 2. (1 sc in next loop. Ch 2) 19 times along side. Rep from * 3 times more. Ss to first sc. 
2nd round: *Work corner loop. Ch 2. **1 sc in next loop. Ch 2. Rep from ** to next corner. Rep from * 3 times more. Fasten off.

 

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Not everybody knits or crochets....everytime I open my e-mail, all I ever see are knitting and crochet patterns. What about the people that sew? How about some "cute" patterns for dishcloths for people that SEW???

Hi there, Thanks so much for the feedback - we will keep this in mind for future newsletters. Also, have you checked out our friends at AllFreeSewing? They have a newsletter and tons of fantastic patterns, too!

Awesome, quick and easy. Makes a great gift!

I love to make this dishcloth pattern, I give them as gifts. My friend said it is to pretty to use!

Have made this in many colors; very easy!

on the dishcloth where do you get the 20 loops and can someone explain this also when it says repeat pattern are you repeating just row 1 not a hard directions but cant get the 20 loops and dont know wht row to repeat want to make this so hope to hear form someone soon

When you chain 42 and single crochet in 4th chain from hook that is the first loop, then you chain 2 skip the next chain space and single crochet in next chain till the end and you'll get 20 loops. Row 1: chain three and single crochet in the chain 2 space chain 2 single crochet in next chain 2 space, to the end, turn and repeat the pattern for the next rows until the pattern is 8 inches. I hope this makes sense and it helps you out.

Can you explain to me what you mean by WS and explain again about putting both sides together - do I do both the exact same including border? Thank you. Maxine

I have not made this, but reading the directions "WS" would be wrong sides. You want to make 2 pieces one in the main color (MC) and one in the contrast color (A), you will then place them wrong sides "WS" together and do the edging thru both thicknesses to join them as one piece. Hope this helps!

Crochet hook size 4.00 mm is a G-6, however a 4.50 mm is a 7 and has no letter it is between a G-6 and a H-8. Remember, you can use any hook that gives you the proper gauge however, gauge would not be critical with this project. Hope this helps!

I have no idea what the numbered hooks relate to - My hooks only have letters. What is the correlating hook (lettered) for 6 and 7? Thanks so much!

Thanks for the wonderful pattern. I will be using this pattern to teach a group of young girls beginning crochet. I like a simple pattern and a project that can be finished quickly.

very good house warming idea, or anytiime gift idea for friends or family that cook. thanks

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