The pattern here is designed in our beautiful summerhouse, which really makes all the creative ideas pop out. That’s why it should be called the Summerhouse Dishcloth 😉
… and there is a little summer atmosphere in the lightness of the design 🙂
I have completely fallen for filet crochet, and all the beautiful patterns you can make with it. It gives a really nice depth, when there is a hole here and there, and then you can put together patterns indefinitely, as they are completely in system. I like!
Time to produce: 1.5 hour
Skill level: Easy
Size: 25 x 25 cm
10 x 10 cm = 23 s x 14 r
For the two cloths here in the pictures I have used this cotton yarn, which I have become quite happy to work with. It is a cotton that is super soft and lovely! Even though it says wash at 40 degrees celsius, I wash mine at 60 degrees, as it can easily withstand the heat, and it is only minimal what they lose in color:
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!
When you have reached the end of the row, turn around without making turning chains.
Pull a little in the loop, and make a single crochet in the first stitch.
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.
Now you have made 2 stitches with the pretty turning = 2 pt. This is how the edge becomes completely straight, without using the standard chains for turning 🙂
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:
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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.
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