The Emeline Hanging Dish Cloth came from a need to make a quick dishcloth that could be priced affordably at markets while still paying myself what I deserve. If you don’t know me I am a huge advocate for charging what you are worth for your art. The things you create took you time and not just to make that single item, it took years of learning and mastering your craft.
Anyways, people ask for dish cloths but I haven’t been able to make one that makes sense to sell until Emeline. The Emeline uses a Forked Cluster stitch, a variation of a double crochet that creates a taller, bulky, closed stitch. With rows of Forked Clusters separated by half double crochet rows, it creates a beautiful texture that even looks great with variegated yarns.
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Hook Size – 5mm, H
Yarn – Lily’s Sugar N Cream, Worsted Cotton
SC- Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BFC – Beginning Forked Cluster (Special Stitch)
FC – Forked Cluster (Special Stitch)
R – Row
CH – Chain
YO – Yarn Over
SL ST – Slip Stitch
ST(S) – Stitch(es)
Gauge + Size:
12 sts x 18 rows = 4×4, in pattern, unblocked.
Finished Hanging Cloth size: 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches
- Cloth is worked flat, ending with a sc border.
- Ch 1 + Ch 2 at the end of the row do NOT count as a st.
- Forked Cluster (Special Stitch) is worked across 2 sts – beginning with the 2nd st of the previous FC.
- When working a R1, it will end with the second leg of a FC in the final stitch and a DC.
- Border: If you prefer square corners instead of rounded do this in each corner instead of the 2SC: sc, ch 2, sc.
Beginning Forked Cluster: Start in first st of the row – YO, pull up a loop in first st, YO, pull up a loop in the following st, (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through 3 loops, YO, pull through 3 loops.
Forked Cluster (Special Stitch): YO, pull up a loop in previous st, YO, insert hook into following st, (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through 3 loops, YO, pull through 3 loops.
Left Handed Tutorial:
Right Handed Tutorial:
Using 5mm hook, ch 20, start in 3rd ch.
R1: BFC, FC across ending in the last st, DC, turn, ch 1. (17 FC, 1 DC)
R2: HDC across, turn, ch 2. (18 sts)
Repeat R1+R2 a total of 6 times
Border: After completing R12, do not turn or ch, SC evenly around placing 2SC in each corner til you reach the beginning of R12, do not join.
Loop: Ch 11, sl st to first st of R12, finish off, weave in ends.
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