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You need to be familar with these stitches before doing this pattern. Chain Stitch, Double Crochet, Slip Stitch, and Spaces.
Ok, Are you ready? I am. Uhmmm. I was thinking, why not make something as you are learning? So, we'll go through this pattern and when we are finished, you'll have a new dishcolth. (smile)
First of all, chain 17.
Now, double crochet in the 5th chain from your hook.(You will have skipped the 1st 4 chains form your hook. the 1st 3 chains count (=) a Double Crochet (dc). the 4th chain is a skipped chain.)
Chain 1 (makes a space)
In the same chain that you just double crocheted in, double crochet (dc) again.
Lookey there! it's a "V!"
Skip 1 chain stitch (ch) and double crochet (dc) in the next chain (ch).
Ch 1 (another space!)
Double crochet (dc) in the same ch as the last dc. (another "v!')
*skip the next chain stitch (ch) and dc in the next one. Ch 1 and dc in the same ch as before.*
(wow! another "v")
Repeat the instructions between the * * 3 times (work * * 3 x's)
Now, you should have one chain left on your foundation chain. Dc in that. If you don't, just dc at the end of the row somewhere.
Chain 3 (we're going to use spaces next.)
Remember the ch 1's I said make a space? Stick your needle through that space.
(dc, ch 1, dc) in the same space.
In the next space (under the next ch1) work your v-stitch (dc, ch1, dc).
Work your v-stitch in the spaces all the way to the end.
Dc in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.
Row 4- 12:
Repeat row 3.
Let me give you what the instructions would normally look like for these rows.
Ch 3, *in next ch space work (dc,ch1, dc) *, repeat * * 5 x's. Dc in top of ch 3.
Now you have the v-stitch down pat. Let's do a little finishing.
Chain 2 and single crochet (sc) around the edge. When you get to a corner, sc 3 times in the same spot. This makes your corners nice, pointy and pretty. If you forget and don't, don't worry, it's not that big of a deal.
When you get back to your ch 2 that started the edging, slip stitch (sl st) to the top of the chain (2nd chain) and tie off.
I hope it is a beautiful dishcloth.
More info on the v-stitch. You can use sc, tr, etc... instead of dc. You can you the chain 1's themselves instead of the spaces. The pattern we just did is my personal favorite.
I am very proud of you. You have worked hard to get this far.
I get so proud and tell everyone I meet about the emails you send. How you are progressing, how you are learning, and how much I love to hear from you.
If you are a crocheter come back to the art, I welcome you and all the beginners welcome you too.