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The Friendship Blanket –  Friendship Square

The Friendship Blanket – Friendship Square

We are so excited to be kicking off the Friendship Blanket CAL today with the Friendship Square! We have teamed up with no less than 29 of our designer friends to bring you this CAL. Each designer has designed at least 1 square that should 

Hooked on Summer Week 4

Hooked on Summer Week 4

Can you believe that this is the final week of the hooked on summer event (week 4) ?! That means that this week week is the final instalment of the Lemon Drops set from us – You have already had the potholder, washcloth and towel. 

Splash of Color Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Splash of Color Washcloth Crochet Pattern

crochet washcloth pattern

Splash of Color Crochet Washcloth Pattern!

I am excited to share with you our latest pattern: Splash of Color Washcloth.  There was a stitch tutorial I had done quite a while back (last year sometime) called the Staggered Double Crochet Pairs.  I really liked how this stitch looked and even better, how it felt when worked up.

It felt like a pliable cloth.  Lacy yet not lacy.  Playing around with it, I discovered that it would be a great stitch for a washcloth, among many other things.

Color Choices

This particular stitch looks pretty in a single color however, when using two colors to create a striping affect, it looks even better!

splash of color washcloth                                 

Originally, I had made the cloth in a varigated yarn from Peaches and Creme in the colorway, Strawberry Lemonade.  This is where I got the name, Splash of Color Washcloth.

The Stitch and Video Tutorial

The Staggered Double Crochet Pairs stitch is actually easy to work but can be a little confusing as to where to start the next stitch if you haven’t seen the video we have for it, which you can find here.  The “V’s” created with this stitch in one row look like they are open at the top, yet in the next row, open at the bottom.  When you work two colors and create a striping affect, it looks like ric-rac.

I like that the stitch feels very pliable yet not so lacy that it wouldn’t work well as a washcloth or even a towel.  I have plans to make some larger projects with this stitch as well.  Possible baby blanket in the future?  Maybe a wrap?  The possibilities are endless because I really just love how the fabric feels with this stitch!

You can also learn about how to do this stitch here if you don’t like to watch videos.  There is a great tutorial on that post which fully explains how to work the stitch.

Materials Needed

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You will need 100% cotton yarn in #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, such as Lily Sugar N Cream or Peaches and Creme.

5.5mm hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Coming up…

We have a great June planned here at Sunflower.  Some of our patterns are being featured which we will have more information about in our newsletter!  We also just launched our own Testers Group on Facebook, which if you would like to test for us, please feel free to join here.

Join our Facebook Community here.  We have hit 1000 followers on our main Facebook page and when we have 1000 likes, we will host an awesome giveaway that we have been planning for a while!  Picture this: yarns from both the US and the UK!  We have a big yarn haul planned!

You can also keep up with us on Instagram: @sunflower.cottage.crochet.too (this is Helen’s account and she’s much more active than I am!)

Be sure to grab the pattern featured in this blog post on our store, here.

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First Place Win With Our Pattern!

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Our Farmhouse Dishcloth pattern was used to get a 1st place win at a county fair! When we released the free crochet farmhouse dishcloth pattern, we didn’t expect anyone to use it as an entry to a local fair.  Much less win–and win FIRST PLACE! 

Farmhouse Dishcloth Tutorial

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Farmhouse Dishcloth Tutorial using Paired Single Crochet

Today’s tutorial is all about the Farmhouse Dishcloth, using the paired single crochet method.

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The paired single crochet is also often called “interlocking single crochet” and is done by crocheting twice into each stitch. You can learn more about this technique in the Stitch of the Week tutorials.

For this pattern, I recommend using a sturdy 100% cotton yarn such as Lily Sugar N Cream or Paintbox Cotton yarns. Baby cottons will not stand up to daily uses in the kitchen.

You can download a PDF version from our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

LoveCrafts here

 

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Grab your H8 5mm hook and let’s get started!

Abbreviations

Ch—Chain

St(s)—Stitch(es)

Sp(s)—Space(s)

Rep—Repeat

*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *

SC—Single Crochet

PSC—Paired Single Crochet

YO—yarn over

Special Stitches

PSC—sc in first st, insert hook into same st you just finished working in and pull up a loop, hold it, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull thru all 3 loops on hook.  Repeat across entire row.

Pattern

Ch 31

Row 1—sc in 2nd ch from hook, PSC (starting with the sc you just made) across (30 psc)

Rows 2-30—Ch1, turn, sc in first st, PSC across (starting with first sc made).

 

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BORDER:

Do not fasten off unless you want to change colors.  If you change colors, start out where you fastened off.  Ch1, turn work so that you are now working down the sides of the cloth.  SC evenly around cloth, putting 2sc in each corner.  SS to top of 1st sc of round.  FO, weave in ends.

This is a nice and quick little project that you can customize the colors of easily. I added two pinstripes on mine for just a little change of color. Changing colors every row makes for a very unique look with this stitch pattern.

Keep an eye out for the Stitch of the Week tutorials coming soon on the blog. We hope you enjoy this pattern, there are several more to come! If you would like an ad-free version of this pattern, you may also download it from our Ravelry store here.

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