Okay kids, I know in my last post I promised you all a free dish cloth pattern by the "end of the week." Well it just so happens that as of this moment my week now officially begins on Monday. . .just so I don't make a liar out of myself.
You know I love you all and value your opinions immensely, so I feel the need to tell you that your input and work with the Big Girl pattern series has forced me to love this design. You see, when I first created the Big Girl Scrubby, I liked it just fine. I was more interested in its functionality than its looks. Your pictures and praise have made me realise what it can be and you will definitely see more of it. My pledge to you is that any pattern bearing that design will be offered for free here on my blog. Now that's not to say it won't be offered elsewhere for a price, just that you'll always have access to it here at no cost. I figure it's an easy gift to give to you in return for teaching me to love, rather than criticize, my own work. So here's my latest gift to you:
Free Big Girl Dish Cloth/Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern:
All instructions use American terminology and standard abbreviations
about 1 oz. or 1/2 ball of worsted weight cotton yarn
size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
smaller hook or yarn needle for weaving in ends
stitch marker or length of scrap yarn (optional)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch1, sk next ch, sc in next ch] across, turn (27 sts)
Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st sc, [sc in ch1 sp, ch1, sk next sc] across, sc in last 2 sc, turn (27 sts)
Row 3: ch1, sc in 1st sc, [ch1, sk next sc, sc in ch1 sp] across, sc in last sc, turn (27 sts)
Rows 4-7: [repeat Rows 2-3] twice
Row 8: ch1, sc in each sc and ch1 sp across, turn (27 sts)
Row 9: ch1, working in back loops only sc in each st across, turn (27 sts)
Row 10: ch1, working in front loops only sc in each st across, turn (27 sts)
Row 11: repeat Row 9
Row 12: ch1, working in front loops only sc in 1st st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] repeat to end, turn (27 sts)
Row 13: ch1, working in back loops only dc in 1st st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] repeat to end, turn (27 sts)
Rows 14-16: repeat Rows 12-13 ending with a Row 12
Row 17: ch1, working in back loops only sc in each st across, turn (27 sts)
Row 18: ch1, working in front loops only sc in each st across, turn (27 sts)
Rows 19-20: repeat Rows 17-18
Row 21: ch1, sc in 1st st, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] repeat to end, turn (27 sts)
Rows 22-27: [repeat Rows 2-3] 3 times, turn
do not finish off
ch1, sc in each st of each side working 3sc at each corner, join w/sl st in same st as first sc worked, fo, weave in ends
Guide for optional hanging loop:
Choose where you would like to place the hanging loop. You can place it anywhere you want. Most common placement would be in a corner.
As you work the Finishing Round, stop between 2 stitches, ch10, join w/sl st to last sc worked, sl st in each ch of the ch10, join again w/sl st, continue working sc where you left off.
I would love to see your finished project! Please send me photos so I may post them on my blog http://biggirljewelry.blogspot.com/.
Your feedback is more than welcome. Feel free to email me with photos or any questions regarding this pattern at BigGirlJewelry@yahoo.com.
I have personally tested this pattern extensively, but human error is what it is. If you find a mistake in the please let me know immediately. I will make the correction and post it here.