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Monday, January 08, 2024

Snowflake Dishcloth- A Dive into Winter Magic





Hello, my crochet friends! If you're on the lookout for a delightful and challenging project that perfectly embodies the spirit of winter, look no further. My Snowflake Dishcloth crochet pattern is here to bring a touch of seasonal magic to your crafting repertoire. With its hexagonal shape, intricate front post stitches, popcorns, and picots, this pattern is not only a feast for the eyes but also a joyful challenge for your crochet skills.

Unlocking Winter Wonder:

Picture this – you, cozied up by the fireplace, sipping on your favorite hot beverage, and crafting away at a beautiful hexagonal dishcloth that radiates winter charm. My Snowflake Dishcloth is not just a functional accessory for your kitchen; it's a piece of art that celebrates the beauty of the season.

Hexagonal Haven:

What sets this pattern apart is its unique hexagonal shape. While traditional square dishcloths are undeniably classic, the hexagon adds a modern twist and allows for a more dynamic use of stitches. The result? A stunning, snowflake-inspired design that's as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing.

Texture Galore:

Prepare to embark on a crochet adventure as you dive into the intricate world of front-post stitches, popcorns, and picots. These textured elements create a visually captivating dishcloth that not only adds charm to your kitchen but also serves as a conversation starter.

A Bit of Challenge, a Lot of Fun:

Crafting should be an enjoyable journey, and my Snowflake Dishcloth strikes the perfect balance between challenge and entertainment. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter looking for a new project or a beginner eager to enhance your skills, this pattern is designed to keep you engaged and satisfied.

Forever Free – Your Winter Gift:

I believe in sharing the joy of crafting, and that's why my Snowflake Dishcloth pattern is forever free on my blog. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you know when the tutorial for this pattern is loaded.

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As the winter winds start to whisper, it's the perfect time to immerse yourself in the joy of creating something special. My Snowflake Dishcloth crochet pattern is not just a project; it's a journey into the heart of winter crafting. Grab your yarn, dust off your crochet hooks, and let the magic unfold stitch by stitch. Happy crafting, and may your winter be filled with warmth, joy, and handmade wonders!

You can find this dishcloth as part of a 31-pattern evergreen (always available) bundle hosted by Michelle of Two Brothers Blankets and contributed to by over 20 crochet artists. The bundle is available for $15.50 until January 31st, at which time the price will increase. 









Snowflake Dishcloth 

by Elizabeth Mareno, Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2024

Materials List:

Yarn:

2 oz 100% Cotton worsted weight
(samples used Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton, 3.5oz/100g, 180yd/165m, in colors White, Aqua, and Teal Print)

Notions:

·        US #7/4.5mm crochet hook

·        Yarn needle

Skill: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Gauge: WW- #7 hook- 16sc x 17 rows = 4” x 4”

Finished Sizes: 8” on the flat side, 8-1/2”  point to point.

Special Stitches:

Beginning Popcorn (Beg PC)- 4dc into the indicated stitch, remove hook from the last loop and reinsert it into the ch3 and the open loop, yo, pull through.
Picot:  ch3, sl st in 1st ch
Popcorn (PC): 5dc in the indicated stitch, remove hook from the last loop and reinsert it into the first dc and the open loop, yo, pull through.

Abbreviations: US
Ch- chain
Dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPdc2tog- front post double crochet 2 together (decrease)
FPtr- front post treble crochet
FPtr2tog- front post treble crochet 2 together (decrease)
Sc- single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Sp- space

NOTE: ch3 at the beginning of a round counts as a stitch throughout the pattern.

Pattern:

Rd 1: MR, ch3, beg PC, (ch1, dc, ch1, PC) in ring 5x, ch1,dc, ch1, join with beg PC. (6 PC, 6 dc, 12 ch-1 sp)

Rd 2: Ch3, dc in PC, (dc in ch-1 sp, FPdc around dc, dc in ch-1 sp, 2dc in PC) 5x, dc in ch-1 sp, FPdc around dc, dc in ch-1 sp, join with 1st dc. (24 dc, 6 FPdc)

Rd 3: Sl st to sp in between join & next dc, ch3, beg PC in sp between, (ch1, dc in next 2dc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in next 2dc, ch1, PC in next sp between stitches) 5x, ch1, dc in next 2dc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in next 2dc, ch1, join with 1st PC. (24 dc, 6 PC, 6 FPdc, 12 ch-1 sp)

Rd 4: Ch3, dc in join, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in dc, FPtr around FPdc, sk st behind FPtr, dc in FPdc, FPtr around FPdc, sk st behind FPtr, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, 2dc in PC) 5x, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in dc, FPtr around FPdc, sk st behind FPtr, dc in FPdc, FPtr around FPdc, sk st behind FPtr, dc in next, dc in ch-1 sp, join. (42 dc, 12 FPtr)

Rd 5: Sl st to sp between join & next dc, ch3, beg PC in sp between, (*ch1, dc in next 2dc, FPtr around FPtr, sk st behind FPtr, dc in FPtr, PC in next, ch1, dc in FPtr, FPtr around FPtr, sk st behind FPtr, dc in next 2, ch1, *PC in sp between stitches) 5x, repeat * to * once, join. (36 dc, 12 FPtr, 12 PC, 12 ch-1 sp)

Rd 6: Ch2, dc in PC, (*dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next, FPtr around FPtr, sk st behind FPtr, dc in FPtr, FPtr around FPtr, sk st behind FPtr, dc in PC, FPtr around FPtr, sk st behind FPtr, dc in FPtr, FPtr around FPtr, sk st behind FPtr, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp*, 2dc in PC) 5x, repeat * to * once, join. (54 dc, 24 FPtr)

Rd 7: Sl st to sp between join & next dc, ch3, 2dc in same sp, (*dc in 3, dc in FPtr, FPdc2tog around the next 2 FPtr, sk dc behind dec, dc in FPtr, FPtr2tog around last FPtr and next FPtr, sk dc behind dec, dc in FPtr, FPdc2tog around last FPtr and next FPtr, sk st behind dec, dc in FPtr, dc in 3dc*, 3dc in next sp between stitches) 5x, repeat * to * once, join. (78dc, 18 decreases)

Rd 8: Sl st in the next dc, ch1, (sc, Picot, sc) in dc, [(sc in 2, Picot) 8x, sc in same sp as last sc] 5x, (sc in 2, Picot) 7x, sc in last dc, join. (102 sc, 48 Picot)

© Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2024

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