Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crocheted Windmill Dishcloth

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After making the knitted version of the dishcloth, I thought I would try making a crocheted version, I use the back-loops only throughout the dishcloth, but it is not necessary. However I think it will lay better if you use the back loops.




Edit Dec 19, 2011:  I added some more photos to show a completed wedge.

Crocheted Windmill Pattern:
With worsted weight cotton yarn and size G hook, chain 21.
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc across - 20 sc, turn
Row 2: ch 1, sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in the next 11 sc, sc 2 tog over next 2 sc, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc 2 tog over next 2 sc, sc in the next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in the next 6 sc, turn
Row 4: Same as row 2
Row 5: Same as row 3
Row 6: Same as row 2
Row 7: ch1,sc 2 tog over next 2 sc, sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in the next 6 sc, turn
Row 8: ch 1, sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in the next 5 sc, sc 2 tog over next 2 sc, turn
Row 9: Same as row 7
Row 10: Same as row 8
Row 11: Same as row 7
Row 12: ch1, sc in the next 14 sc, 12 sc along edge of wedge back toward center, turn
Halfway through row 12, just finishing 14 sc.
Row 12, the edge were the 12 sc is done.
End of row 12.
Row 13: ch1, sc in next 20 sc, turn
Repeat rows 2-13 5 more times, ending with row 12 on the final wedge. Sew up seam.
The 6 wedges are complete before the seam is

19 comments:

  1. Great job:) Love your dishcloth. Do you allow selling of finished items? Would love to make these for the farmers market.

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  2. Not quite sure I understand what the previous comment is asking, but feel to make these to sell.

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  3. I love the looks of the windmill dishcloth but I am stuck after row 12. Crocheting 20 just does not work according to my minds eye. I am wrong I know but just can not get this no matter how much I study it. If I lay it out according to the picture, the tail from the starting point is on the lower left and I am supposed to crochet up from there (where the 20 sc's are)?? It is hard for me to explain where my confusion is.

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  4. I have made many of this beautiful dishcloth, and given away just as many, they are so easy to make. Most everyone use them as doilies, they say they are too pretty
    to use as dish or wash cloths. I agree, I use the square cloths for washing.

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  5. After turn in row 12 what does halfway through row 12, just finishing 14 sc mean

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  6. After turn in row 12 what does halfway through row 12, just finishing 14 sc mean

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  7. After turn in row 12 what does halfway through row 12, just finishing 14 sc mean:

    This is just a comment on the photo and not part of the directions. The photo shows what it looks like after row 12.

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  8. Very interesting pattern! Thank you!

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  9. This is a very beautiful style of dish cloth, but now am stuck ... I don't know if these are six individual pieces or all one piece .. very confused ... Please could you clarify ... thanking you in advance .....

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    1. Instead of me waiting for an answer I went investigating and checking other windmill dish cloths and it stated it was done in parts then sewn together ... so i will continue with your pattern ... for it is Beautiful ................

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    2. Sorry it took a while to get back, it is not 6 individual pieces. it is one piece and you sew up a seam to complete the circle.

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  10. These look beautiful but can also see how it could intimidate some people. Could you tell me what yarn you used? Is it an acrylic or cotton worsted weight such as Lily and Cream. I am thinking acrylic but not sure. Thanks for the gorgeous cloth I am going to attempt it

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    1. I used cotton, like Sugar And Cream, acrylic would work.

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  11. Could you make a video tutorial about the ending of the 1st section and starting the 2cd? Your pattern is the only one of its kind on the internet and I am struggling!

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    1. I figured it out!! Although it is a little big for a dishcloth.. Thank you!!

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  12. Maybe I can help a few who are having problems with Row 12. After you have completed your 14 sc for Row 12, you will be at a point (or corner). Do not turn your work. Go around the point/corner and crochet 12 sc down that side. After your 12 evenly spaced sc, turn your work and continue with Row 13. Beautiful when completed. I used 4 ply cotton. They are a little large for my choice of a dishcloth so I'm using mine as trivets. I also wet blocked one and it's hanging in my bathroom as wall decor. These would be really attractive hanging in windows for Christmas. Never too early for doing Xmas projects. Have fun and I hope I helped a little bit.

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