Thursday, March 21, 2019

Stitch of the Week #1- Spike Cluster






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Chicken Scratch Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #1- Spike Cluster

Materials Needed:

2oz total- #4 Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn. (Sample used PaintboxCotton Aran * in Sky Blue, Lime Green, Slate Gray, White, and Seville Orange)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors
Note- If you want to achieve stripes, make sure that you choose colors that will stand out against each other.

Finished size: 9” W x 8” H

Special St:
Scl (Spike Cluster)- count down two rows and to the right two stitches, insert your hook in the space to the right of the second stitch to the right, yo, draw up a loop (not tightly), count straight down two rows below the current sc you are replacing, insert your hook in the space below the second stitch below, yo, draw up a loop, count down two rows and to the left two stitches, insert your hook in the space to the right of the second stitch to the left, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull a loop through all 4 loops on the hook.   

Abbreviations:
Ch- chain
sc- single crochet
yo- yarn over
 


Pattern:

R1- ch 36, sc in the second ch from the hook, sc in each sc across (35)
R2-4- ch1, turn, sc in each sc across. (35) If you are striping- cut color after R4 and add new
R5- ch1, turn, sc in 5, (Scl in next st, sc in 5) across to the end. (35)
R6-8- ch1, turn, sc in each st across. (35) If you are striping- cut color after R8 and add new
R9- ch1, turn, sc in 2, (Scl in next st, sc in 5) across to last 3, Scl in next, sc in last 2. (35)
R10-12- ch1, turn, sc in each st across. (35) If you are striping- cut color after R12 and add new
R13-36- Repeat Rows 5-12 three times.
Cut and weave your ends.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s stitch pattern!
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~ Biz


Here's a free hot pad/potholder pattern of mine that would make a great accompaniment piece to these awesome dishcloths!

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