It’s time for a new washcloth!
If you love the popcorn stitch then you’re going to love this one as it has a popcorn with a twist! This one uses single crochet popcorn, which is made the same way as the popcorn you’re more familiar with, but you make single crochets instead of double crochets.
As with all my washcloths I have used KnitPicks Dishie. The photos don’t do the colour justice as it is a really dark emerald colour green in real life – kenai on the tag.
So if you’re ready, here goes!
First you’ll need to learn the single crochet popcorn – make 4 single crochets into the stitch or space indicated. Remove your hook, then insert your hook into the top of the 1st and last single crochet. Yarn over and pull through the stitches on your hook. If you prefer to use UK terms, then do the same but single crochet is a double crochet.
I used a 5mm hook and the finished dishcloth is 25cm x 25cm.
|Row 1||1sc into the second chain from your hook and each chain until the end. ch1 and turn.|
|Row 2||1sc into the first stitchCh1, skip 1, 1 popcorn into the next stitchCh1, skip 1, 1sc into the next stitchRepeat the steps in bold until the end.Ch1 and turn|
|Row 3||1sc in the first stitch and 1sc into the 1st ch1 spaceCh1, 1sc into the next ch1 spacerepeat the steps in bold, until there are no more chain spaces1sc into the last sc. Ch1 and turn|
|Row 4||1sc in the first stitchCh1, 1sc into the next ch1 spaceCh1, scpop into the next ch1 spaceCh1, 1sc into the next ch1 spaceRepeat the steps in bold into each ch1 space until there are 2sc remaining.Ch1, skip the 1st sc and 1sc into the last sc.Ch1 and turn|
|Row 5||1sc into the first sc1sc into the 1st ch1 spaceCh1, 1sc into the next ch1 spacerepeat the steps in bold, until there are no more chain spaces1sc into the last sc. Ch1 and turn|
|Row 6||1sc into the 1st scCh1, 1scpop in the next ch1 spaceCh1, 1sc into next ch1 spaceCh1, 1scpop into the next ch1 spaceRepeat the steps in bold into each ch1 space until there are 2sc remainingCh1, skip the 1st sc and 1sc into the last sc.Ch1 and turn|
|Row 7-33||Continue to repeat rows 3-6 until desired length is reached – finishing on a row 3 or row 5.|
|Rnd 1||Side 1: 1sc into each sc and each ch1 space Cnr: 1sc, ch1, 1sc Side 2: 1sc around the ch1 or sc at the end of each row. cnr 2: 1sc, ch1, 1sc Side 3: 1sc into each stitch Cnr 3: 1sc, ch1, 1sc Side 4: 1sc around the ch1 or sc at the end of each row. cnr 4: 1sc, ch1, 1sc, ss to the top of the first sc|
|Rnd 2||Ch1, 1sc into each stitch on the ideas and 1sc, ch1, 1sc into each corner ch1 spaceSs to the top of the first sc and fasten off!|
I really enjoyed making this washcloth!
If you want to purchase the complete pattern, which gives pattern hints, stitch instructions for all stitches as well as UK and US terms, then you can buy it from any of my usual places:
Let me know how you go! And stay tuned for next months washcloth too.