About the Chef’s Dishcloth

Despite having crocheted for 6 years, I have just now tried filet crochet! It’s exclusively double crochet and chains, where you skip some stitches, that makes the holes.

It’s designed, so it’s a perfect companion for the kitchen towels, which also have the square cubes.

It’s usually made after a diagram, but in this pattern, I have written it down as a “normal” pattern. Then everyone can join in 🙂

Time to produce: 1,5 hours
Skill level: Easy
Size: 25 x 25 cm
Mor Anette boblepude

For this pattern on Chef’s Dishcloth you have to be able to make the double crochet (dc), chains (ch) and single crochet (sc). There is a speciel technique for turning without the usual turning chains. I have called it “Pretty Turning (pt)”.

Mor Anette boblepude

What you need



Before you get started

There is a special technique you need to use, when turning the work to get the perfectly straight edges. I call it “Pretty Turning (pt)“. You can of course choose to turn the piece in your usual way, but I would recommend you to try this, because it will be quite nice.

Link for the video is riight here 

Ny opskrift på Milla Billa: Kokke-Karkluden

Step 1

When you have reached the end of the row, turn around without making turning stitches.

(At the chain in the very beginning, you use a turning chain – otherwise it’s impossible to get the first single crochet in.)

Ny opskrift på Milla Billa: Kokke-Karkluden

Step 2

Pull a little in the loop, and make a single crochet in the first stitch.

Ny opskrift på Milla Billa: Kokke-Karkluden

Step 3

On top of that single crochet, you make another: Insert the hook in the back loop of the two loops from the first single crochet and make a single crochet in it.

Ny opskrift på Milla Billa: Kokke-Karkluden

Step 4

You have now made 2 stitches with the Pretty Turning = 2 pt. This counts as your first stitch.

The holes in the pattern

The holes in the pattern appear by making a chain and skipping a stitch. When you have to crochet on top of the chain (where there is a hole), you crochet around the entire chain – insert crochet hook into the hol,e that has come, and take the yarn back. That’s how you get a nice hole …

(Parantheses) og commas,

When you crochet according to the pattern, there are some different characters you use, so you avoid huge lines. Here I use commas “,” and parentheses “()”.

  • At a comma: What stands between commas, you just do as it says.
  • At parentheses: What is in between parentheses must be multiplied by the number of times that follows.

If you are new to patterns, then it’s explained here with an example:

EXAMPLE ROW 1  (2 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch) 2 times, 6 dc, turn

This means:

dc, dc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch, dc, dc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, turn

The pattern

Chain 59 chains (ch) and 1 turning ch (start in the 2. stitch from the hook).

ROW 1-4
1 pt, 8 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch (9 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch) 4 times, 9 dc, turn,

2 pt, (1 ch, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc) 29 times, turn,

Repeat the rows until you have made 29 rows (the last row is a row 4).

Babaaaaa: You now have a “Chef’s Dishcloth” that is ready to use 🙂

Here you find some helpful videos, so you can make the pattern. Especially if you are a beginner (If you are: You’re awesome – am cheering for you!). It’s a bit easier to understand with live pictures 🙂 Milla Billa made the design and editing. Music was by www.bensound.com.

Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
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