Saturday, January 7, 2017

Granny Stitch Dishcloth 2017 Granny-Spiration Challenge

  Welcome to the first Granny-Spiration Challenge of 2017! So many ideas ran through my mind when Alexandra asked me to be a part of the challenge. I wanted to kick it off with something simple, yet something "outside the box", so how about a round dishcloth using the granny stitch? I've had this yarn in my stash for about two years because I wasn't happy with the color. A request from The Kid and this challenge combined to help me get over the color and MAKE something already! She wants it as a washcloth... I think it seems like more of a dishcloth. You can decide for yourself what yours will become.

First, here's the pattern... But don't forget to look for the linkup and giveaway at the end of the post! 

Finished size:
7" (17 cm) across
about 1 oz of yarn used for each

Skill level:

Easy


Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017, Granny Stitch Round Dishcloth, cotton yarn, crochet



Materials:
Worsted weight (4) cotton yarn
-I used Peaches & Creme worsted 4-ply in Orchid (a discontinued color, sorry!)
Crochet hook size H/8 - 5.00mm
Yarn needle

Gauge:
Not important

Notes:
Chain-1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.

Round 2 does not follow the same typical granny stitch pattern, so pay attention to your chain spaces!

To skip the single crochet border: A hanging loop may be added between the first and third double crochet of the granny stitch.

Stitches:
Chain
Single crochet (optional)
Double crochet

Granny stitch:
(3 double crochet, chain 1) -or- (chain 1, 3 double crochet)
Whichever way you want to look at it!

Instructions:
Leave beginning loop extra loose for stitches, start with a magic circle, or chain 3 and join into a ring. I start with a loose loop on the hook, chain 1, and move right into making the double crochet. All stitches for round 1 will be worked into the beginning loop.

Round 1:
To begin, only chain 1. Double crochet in the farthest chain from the hook (or your choice of beginning space - this stitch will be part of the beginning granny stitch, and now we move on). (Chain 1, work 3 double crochet in the same space) x 5. Chain 1, work 2 double crochet in the same space as the first double crochet made (completes first granny stitch). Join with a slip stitch to the beginning double crochet.
(6 granny stitches)

Round 2:
Chain 1, double crochet in the first available chain-1 space. Chain 1, work 3 double crochet in the same space. (Move on without making a chain) (3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet) in each of the remaining (5) chain-1 spaces. Work 2 double crochet in the beginning space (before the first double crochet made). Join with a slip stitch to the beginning double crochet.
(6 'increasing' granny stitches, with 6 spaces in between sets, for a total of 12 spaces)

Round 3:
Chain 1, double crochet in the first available chain-1 space.
(Chain 1, skip 3 double crochet, work 3 double crochet in the space between stitches. Chain 1, work 3 double crochet in the same space. Chain 1, work 3 double crochet in the next chain-1 space) x 5. Chain 1, skip 3 double crochet, (3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet) in the space between stitches. Chain 1, work 2 double crochet in the beginning chain space (before the first double crochet made). Join with a slip stitch to the beginning double crochet.
(18 chain-1 spaces)

Round 4:
Chain 1, double crochet in the first available chain-1 space. (Chain 1, work 3 double crochet in the next chain-1 space) x 17 Chain 1, work 2 double crochet in the beginning chain space. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning chain space.
(18 granny stitches)

Round 5:
Repeat round 4.

Round 6/Border:
(optional; see notes for working hanging loop without border)
All stitches in this round will be worked into a stitch, not a chain space. Do not chain 1. Moving right into the next stitch, single crochet. Make the hanging loop any place you like; chain about 10 between any of the single crochet stitches (I like to make mine away from the beginning). In each of the following stitches (including chains), work 1 single crochet. For the last stitch (before the first single crochet), work over the joining slip stitch to make the single crochet. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet made. Bind off, weave in ends.

And there will be a video for beginners coming soon!

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017, Granny Stitch Round Dishcloth, cotton yarn, crochet
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