Pinwheel in the Third

As I continue my pursuit of new stitches I decided I would try my hand at making a washcloth using the HDC in the Third Loop.  I love how it turned out.  I really do wish I could claim the slight rotation in the pattern to have been by design but….  So instead I can be happy that even though it does not look exactly as I had pictured in my mind, I do love the final look.  (Now to figure out how to make it square as I had intended)
3rd Loop Washcloth - KatiDCreations
3rd Loop HDC Washcloth

Gauge – Not necessary, mine measured 7 ½ inches square

Sugar and Cream
7/4.5mm hook

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Special Stitches:
TLHDC – Third Loop Half Double Crochet – Tutorial by Moogly Blog

*Note*  I list the Third Loop Half Double Crochet simply as HDC.  Do not be confused.  I chose to do this simply because a regular HDC is not used in the pattern

Magic Circle
1. CH1, *2HDC, CH2*, repeat from *to* 3 more times. Join in in the first HDC

2. Change Color CH1, TLHDC in same as joining and in next stitch, (HDC, CH2, HDC) all in the CH2 space, *TLHDC in the next 2 stitches, (HDC, CH2, HDC) all in the CH2 space*, repeat from *to* around. Join in the loop below the 3rd loop. (16Stitches, 4 CH2 spaces)3rd Loop Washcloth - KatiDCreations

Repeat row 2 until desired size is reached. Each row you will increase the total number of stitches by 8 (so row 3 will have 24 stitches, 4 CH2 spaces)

Edging: The final joining prior to the edging row will be done in the top 2 loops. Using color of choice for edging, Join in any SC and CH1, SC in same as joining and across to CH2 space, work 4SC in CH2 space, *SC in next stitch and across to CH2 corner space, work 4SC in corner space*, repeat from *to* around. Finish off and Join

Did you miss a few of the washcloths?  I know several people have mentioned that these are too pretty to wash dishes with…well here is a few more ideas.  1. A personalized washcloth for a guest to use while they are visiting, 2. A serviette for meal time, 3. Use them as hot pads (the ones that hold the hot dish, not the ones you carry the hot dish with)Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop StitchWashclothCeltic Weave Color Change TutorialTiny Towels Wash Clothes

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3rd Loop Striped Cowl

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There is such a wide variety of different stitches out there and have realized that I really only know a few (if im completely honest with myself).  So I have decided it was about time I expand my knowledge of crochet stitches, this is when I came across this fun looking stitch on Moogly Blog, I knew I had to give it a try.Straight Striped Cowl -


The Third Loop Half Double Crochet, may sound really confusing.  But I assure you, with this amazing tutorial found Here at Moogly Blog you will soon be breezing through this super easy cowl!

And by super easy, I mean Really! Super! Easy! and did I mention you can customize this to any size?  Or Don’t make a cowl at all, but a scarf instead!  Or an Infinity Scarf!

You can also pretty much any type of yarn you would like to use!  I close to use some yarn I had on hand – Loops and Thread Impeccable for the Hansom Boy and Loops and Thread Woolike for the Lovely Little Miss.Straight Striped Cowl -

So, how did I achieve such a beautiful cowl?  Let me tell you.

3rd Loop Striped Cowl

Yarn of Choice
Hook of Choice

CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Special Stitches:
3rd Loop Half Double Crochet – Moogly Blog

Joining Circle - Not in the Base ChainIf you have issues joining the Chain and it twisting you can check out THIS tutorial for an alternative way.

With Main Color

CH desired length, join with Slip Stitch in first CH, CH1, HDC in same as joining and across. Join with Slip Stitch in the 3rd loop of first HDC

*CH1, HDC in same as joining and around. Join with Slip Stitch in the 3rd loop of first HDC*, repeat from *to* until desired width is reached.  Finish off and join with Invisible Join – Look At What I Made

Straight Striped Cowl -

Copyright KatiDCreations, 2015.  Feel free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.  You may grab one photo and link back to this post.  Please don’t claim any portion of photos or pattern as your own.

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