Here is the next crochet washcloth/dishcloth pattern; The Adapted Lemon Peel dishcloth.
The super easy Adapted Lemon Peel Dishcloth is fun to crochet. It creates a lovely nubby texture without too much thinking about repeats or counting. It has a soft bumpy look which is great in a dishcloth. This pattern would also make a wonderful spa washcloth for an easy crochet Birthday or Christmas gift. Crochet 2-3 in different colors, add the washcloth to a few lovely soaps and you have an inexpensive and lovely gift for a new mother or a special friend.
The Adapted Lemon Peel Dishcloth Tutorial
Here is the washcloth first finished.
- Cotton dishcloth yarn
- Size G crochet hook
- single crochet = SC
- double crochet = DC
- Weave in ends
Crochet 32 stitches in your cotton yarn.
SC across the chain to create a foundation for your washcloth. (I am using a different color cotton yarn for these instructions.)
Single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook. Double crochet in the next chain,
sc in the next 4 chains.
Alternate between the double crochet and 4 single crochets across the washcloth.
Chain 1 turn
(The double crochets will to need to be on one side of the washcloth, poke them through to whichever side you pick for the front.)
Sc in the first stitch of the previous row.
3 sc in next 3 stitches, DC in the next stitch
Alternate 4 sc, 1 DC across the washcloth.
Alternate row 1 and row 2 until the washcloth is square.
I like to unplug and have paper patterns at times, so there is a free download for The Adapted Lemon Peel Dishcloth in the shop.
We have been helping a chick fly out of the nest this week and build another nest in a first apartment. Part of me is so excited and the other part of me is a tiny bit anxious. Mom’s tend to do this; be anxious, happy and excited all at the same time. The other part of the excitement is that the studio will finally get to move into a more permanent home with a door and nothing but studio items inside. I truly can’t wait but feel wrong to be too excited. Is it wrong to want your chicks to leave the nest?
I spent some time watercolor painting with a friend as we both needed the nudge to do something out of our normal routine. I attempted to paint roses again. These are really simple and today they look much better than they did yesterday. I need to go and look at the other paintings I finished. They might look better as well.
I’ve been working steadily on this afghan but have had to take a break on it due to the busyness of life and some arthritis issues this week.
Take care and enjoy your week. The sun is shining here even though the temps dipped a little lower earlier this week.
This beautiful daffodil is blooming in my garden and bring a great touch of spring to the yard.
Talk to you later,
P.S. I would like to think that I invented The Adapted Lemon Peel stitch, but I am pretty sure that I didn’t. If you know the name of it, let me know and I will change the title and credit the stitch. The nearest I could find was the Lemon Peel stitch. There are so many outlets for finding new crochet stitches; from magazines, books and the internet that it is difficult to search back and find the source of your inspiration.