Friday, April 20, 2012

Free Crochet Round Dishcloth Pattern

It's been a while since I last did a tutorial for anything, and I needed another washcloth, so I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone.

Here's a simple crochet pattern for a round washcloth.

Finished size:
 6 inches

You will need:
*1 ball of dishcloth yarn (sugar and cream, peaches and Cream, creme de la creme, etc) is enough to make 4 washcloths in a variegated colorway, and 5 in a solid.

*size H/8 5mm crochet hook (or whichever size you feel most comfortable with)

Gauge is not important

Do not turn 

ch 3 counts ad dc, ch 4 counts ad dc and chain 1

join all rows with sl st


ch 4, sl st in 4th chain from hook to form ring
(or you can just do what I do and make the magic ring for that tight center)

Row 1) ch3, 11 dc in  ring, join

Row 2) ch 4, [dc in next dc, ch 1], 11 times, join

Row 3) ch 3, 2 dc in next sp, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp] 11 times, join

Row 4) ch 4, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] 11 times, join

Row 5) ch 3, dc in next sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, [dc in next 3 sp and dc, 2 dc in next sp] 11 times, join

fasten off, weave in ends.

For more patterns, visit One Stitch Designs 

© Stephanie Smith OneStitchDesigns 2012

Pattern is not to be reproduced without my permission

Finished items are allowed to be sold.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

So My Pattern Didn't Get Accepted

Remember this post? The one where I was so excited to have sent a pattern to a magazine?

Well, I didn't get in. Time to do the thing I hate the least, deal with rejection.

That's OK, turns out they don't want even a picture of it to turn up anywhere.

Plus, it may have not been right for their issue.

That's cool

Because I decided to publish it myself.

Here it is!!

It can now be found on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy, and at here

Ravelry and craftsy are both automatic downloads, craftsy and both cost me the least.

Finished item is listed on One Stitch Designs and on Etsy

Now that I know a little bit more about the pattern submission process for major magazines, I'm working on my next items to submit, 2 magazines have a deadline in the last week of April, and those will be my last chance to be published this year!!

Off to work!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Knitting Design, PT 3

Ok, so I went ahead and did the lifeline, to see if my skirt was flaring too much, or too little.

after an hour or putting hundreds of teeny tiny stitches onto a string, I found out that I did indeed have everything set up correctly to make a knit top, like I originally was going to do!

I'll find out for sure in about 2300 stitches (10 rows).

Still not 100% for sure if I'm going to make sleeves or not yet though. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Knitting Design PT2

This could have been called Designing a Knit Top Pt 2, except for the fact that in my typical way, I've totally changed the design. 

This is now a knit skirt :)

Why did I do this?

Because I didn't want to take it off of the needles again and again to see if it's going right. Just taking the loops off of the needles and putting them on a lifeline (long piece of string) takes an hour each time, much less putting them back on.

I've got way too much stuff to do, way too much stuff to make. I could make a pair of gloves for my site in that time!

Here's the latest picture, will keep you updated!