Tulip Motif Top

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This beautiful Tulip Motif top is so beautiful!  The Plymouth Cleo cotton yarn used is so light weight that it makes this a perfect summer top!

The pattern for this shirt is only offered in a diagram form.  I found writing the pattern for joining the squares together to be rather difficult, so I had diagrams made.  However, if you would like the pattern for just the Tulip Square you can find that HERE.

Plymouth Cleo - KatiDCreations

This is a single sized diagram, but im sure you could make it a little larger or smaller by simply reducing your hook size.

Materials:
7/4.5mm
Plymouth Yarn Cleo – 700 yards

Size:
Fits a traditional Medium
Length of top from shoulder to bottom of shirt is about 24 inches

Gauge:
8inches square

Stitch Guide:
Tulip Granny Square Symbol Key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Notes: I waited until the entire top was completed before joining.

Here are the measurements for the completed Tulip Motif Top.  If you want to make the top longer (possibly a dress, you will simply continue making squares and adding them in the Picots)

Tulip Granny Square Schematic

You join your squares together while working the Picot.

Tulip Granny Square Charts

Don’t get over whelmed.  Just take your time, use the Symbol Key (located on the left) and I’m sure you will see that it is quite simple to join.

Tulip Granny Square Layout Diagram

Copyright KatiDCreations 2015. This is an original design, please do not repost any portion of this pattern.  If you would like to link back to this top you may grab one photo.  Please feel free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.

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Bavarian Washcloth

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Bavarian Washcloth - KatiDCreations.comMy Bavarian Square Washcloth was so fun to make!  I had long been wanting to try this beautiful Bavarian Stitch and when I came across the great tutorial by The Stitchen Mommy  knew I it was time to give it a try!  It did take a minute to get a hang of the stitch pattern but by my second square it was a breeze and I was a pro!!

Why make it into a washcloth?  I find that doing washcloths and is a great way to try out a new stitch without committing to a huge project!  Plus you have something useful at the end of it!

Materials:
Sugar and Cream Cotton
4.0 mm hook

Stitches:
I simply followed the great tutorial by The Stitchen Mommy found HERE!  There are dozens of photos to help with stitch placement and will have you whipping out this beautiful pattern in no time!

Bavarian Washcloth - KatiDCreations.com

I love the texture and think this would make an absolutely beautiful afghan!

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Tulip Granny Square

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This lacy tulip granny square is so beautiful, and is worked up so quickly!!  I love the light, airy look of the finished square!  This square is worked in beautiful Plymouth Cleo cotton found HERE and I love how light weight it is! This square would be perfect worked into a summertime shawl, or as a light weight summer top (hint, hint…pattern coming soon! – for a sneak peek scroll to bottom of page)

Square Lilly - KatiDCreations.comTulip Granny Square

Skill Level –
Intermediate

Finished Size –
Squares measures about – 8×8 unblocked
Point of DC Cluster across SC circle to Point of DC Cluster measures about 2 1/2 inches

Materials –
7/4.5mm
Plymouth Cleo – 45 yards
Embroidery Needle

Stitch Guide –
YO – Yarn Over
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SC2tog – Single Crochet 2 together
DC Cl – Double Crochet Cluster – 3DC together – YO, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops (4 loops left on hook), YO and pull through all 4 loops
TR – Triple Crochet – Tutorial by Jessie At Home can be found HERE
DC2tog – Double Crochet 2 together – YO, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook), YO and pull through remaining 3 loops
Picot – CH3, SLST in first CH – Tutorial by Moogly can be found HERE

Modified Stitches –
MTR – Modified Triple Crochet – YO twice, insert hook into stitch, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO pull through 2 loops, YO pull through remaining 3 loops.

*Note – This pattern is worked in rounds, so right side is always facing you.

Round 1. CH11, join in first CH, CH1, 23SC in ring, SLST in first SC

Round 2. CH2 (counts as first DC), DC2tog using joining and next stitch (counts as first DC Cl), CH7, *DC Cl using next 3 stitches, CH7*, repeat from *to* around. Join with SLST in top of first DC2tog (8 DC Cl)

Round 3. Working in CH7 spaces *SC, HDC, HDC, DC, MTR, DC, HDC, HDC, SC*, repeat from *to* seven more times. Join with SLST in first SC

Round 4. SLST in next 3 stitches, CH3, counts as first DC, CH7, skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, CH7, skip next 6 stitches, SLST in next, CH3, skip a stitch, SLTS in next, CH7, *skip next 6 stitches, DC in in next stitch, CH7, skip a stitch, DC in next stitch, CH7, skip next 6 stitches, SLST in next, CH3, skip a stitch, SLST in next stitch, CH7*, repeat from *to* two more times. Join with SLST in 3rd CH of CH3 DC

Round 5. *in CH7 space (SC, SC, HDC, HDC, DC, MTR, TR, CH3, TR, MTR, DC, HDC, HDC, SC, SC), in next CH7 space (SC, DC, DC, MTR, TR, MTR, DC, DC, SC), SC in CH3 space, in next CH7 space( SC, DC, DC, MTR, TR, MTR, DC, DC, SC)*, repeat from *to* three more times. Join with SLST in first SC

Round 6. SLST in next 6 stitches (towards the first CH3 space on row 5), * in CH3 space SC, DC, MTR, CH3, MTR, DC, SC, CH9, skip next 11 stitches, SC in next stitch, CH9, skip next 9 stitches, SC in next stitch, CH9, skip next 11 spaces*, repeat from *to* three more times. Join with SLST in first SC

Round 7. CH1, SC in same as joining and next 2 stitches, in CH3 corner space (HDC, 2DC, Picot, 2DC, HDC), SC in next 3 stitches, ^6SC, Picot, 6SC^ in CH9 space, repeat from ^to^ twice more, *(SC in the next 3 stitches, in corner CH3 space (HDC, 2DC, Picot, 2DC, HDC), SC in next 3 stitches, **6SC, Picot, 6SC in CH9 space**)*, repeat from **to** twice more, repeat from *(to)* 2 more times, Join with SLST in first SC. Finish Off

This is the top of the shirt so far….the bottom part is quickly taking shape and hopefully the pattern will soon be available.  Square Lilly - KatiDCreations.com

Copyright KatiDCreations, April 2015.  Please do not repost any portion of this pattern, photos or claim any of this as your own work.  If you would like to link back to this pattern you may grab a single photo.

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Apache Tears Washcloth

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This was my first time doing the Apache Tears stitch, this brightly colored washcloth was my first attempt.

Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations

And as you can see for yourself it was not ‘pretty’.  I had worked the DTR – Drop stitch Treble Crochet pattern completely from edge to edge, so when I crocheted the boarder I crochet around the DTR; which created a very bulky edging. So….
Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations
My next wash cloth I tried something a little different.  You can see on the left side of photo below where the 2 arrows are seen, that there is a space where a DTR stitch could be worked in blue, but was skipped along the entire left edge.  On the right side you can see the bottom arrow where I worked the yellow DTR for 3 repeats, and the top arrow shows on the final 2 repeats I chose to skip it to see how it would look.Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations
You can see that with this edging I crochet in the rows and not around the DTR as I had previously done with the first washcloth.  So after all of this I do believe that when I use this pattern again I will crochet all the way from one edge to the other with the DTR and will make sure to not to crochet the DRT in with the edging.Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations
To avoid 1. either crocheting the edging around all of those ends or 2. working them in once I was finished with the project.  So what I did was simply worked the end in as I SC from Right to Left, and as I approached the center of the project I grabbed the finished end on the Left side from the previous row and crochet over the top of it; which caused the ends to meet in the middle of the project.  I simply cut the ends from here and did not do any additional weaving in.
Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations

In order to determine the beginning CH you decide how many colors you want to use before beginning the repeating pattern +1 (for the CH).  Or if your doing multiple rows without changing the colors, you will determine how many rows before you do a repeat +1 (for the CH).

Example:
1.The first washcloth I did uses 5 colors, so do multiples of 5 + 1 – every 5 stitches your color repeats
2. The second washcloth only uses 4 colors, so do multiples of 4 +1 – every 4 stitches your color repeats
3. If you want to do just 2 colors but its 7 rows before the repeat begins you would do multiples of 7 + 1

Of course this is just a recommendation, and really is open to however you want to do it.  I could have done the 5 colors but had much more space between sets of drop down stitches.  Click HERE for additional ideas on how to space your stitches

I do recommend a minimum of 3 SC between DTR.

Apache Tears Wash Cloth

Materials:
Sugar and Cream Cotton
4.5mm hook

Stitches:
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SSC – Standing Single Crochet – Tutorial by Moogly can be found HERE
SC – Single Crochet
DTR – Drop Stitch Treble Crochet – Tutorial for Treble Crochet by Moogly can be found HERE

Special Notes:
1. All Standing/Single Crochet will be worked in the Back Loop
2. The Drop Treble Crochet will be worked in the Front Loop of the Single crochet 3 rows prior
3. For this entire project you will work only from Right to Left.  You will cut/end your yarn when you get done with the last stitch.  You will not turn and work back across the row
4. Your DTR will be worked in the stitch just after the prior DTR of the prior row

CH 29 – will give you the finished look of the Blue Washcloth

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and across

Row 2: SSC, SC across

Row 3: repeat row 2

Change Color

Row 4: SLST in the Back Loop of the first SC, CH1, *DTR, SC in the next 3 stitches*, repeat from *to* across

Change Color

Row 5: SSC, DTR, *SC in next 3 stitches, DTR*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last 2 stitches

Change Color

Row 6: SSC, SC, DTR, *SC in next 3 stitches, DTR*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last stitch

Change Color

Row 7:SSC, SC in the next 2 stitches, DTR, *SC in next 3 stitches, DTR*, repeat from *to* across

Repeat rows 4 – 7 until desired length is reached.

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Chevron Wash Cloth

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The Chevron Stitch pattern, um which one?!

If someone has said this to me before this endeavor, I mean washcloth, I probably would have thought ‘no big deal’, its just a Chevron Stitch.  Well let me tell you something!  ‘Chevron Stitch’ is not just a simple pattern…..there are seriously dozens of different chevron designs out there!  Whether they are worked using a SC v. DC (or some other stitch that provides height), do you use a Cluster Stitches v. skip stitches for your decrease, do you CH v. adding stitches for your increase…..Phew! And I know im missing multiple other options that can be added into the mix!

So after looking through all lots of different designs and not really finding what I was looking for, specifically a pattern that provided a way to square off the Chevron edging, I decided to ‘wing it’.  And after several attempts I think I finally found one I am happy with!

Chevron Washcloth - KatiDCreations

 Chevron Washcloth

CH in multiple of 14 + 2

1. Skip first 2 CH, DC in next stitch (counts as DC Cluster), DC in next 5 stitches, CH2, DC in next 6 stitches, skip next 2 CH’s, DC in next 6 stitches, CH2, DC in next 5, 2DC Cluster

2. CH2, Turn DC in next stitch (counts as DC Cluster), DC in next 4 stitches, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 5 stitches, skip next 2 stitches, DC in next 5 stitches, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 4 stitches, 2DC Cluster

Repeat row 2 until desired size is reached.

NOTE: This is an optional edging, if you like you can simply SC around the finished piece (put an extra SC in the corners, and 2SC in the CH2 spaces to keep it from curling).  This 2Row Edging will help you to square off the Chevron so you have ‘flat’ edges.

Chevron Washcloth - KatiDCreationsWith color of choice –
NOTE- Crochet your loose ends in as you work along the Side

Edging:
Row1:
Working with right side of last row facing –
Join in the top right DC Cluster with a CH2, TR in same as joining, *MTR in next stitch, DC in next, HDC in next 2 stitches, SC in next stitch, 2SC in CH2 space, SC in next stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, DC in next stitch, MTR in next*, TR in next 2 stitches, repeat from *to* once more, TR in last stitch

Side –
Work 2SC in last TR made; continue working SC down the side to corner,

Working in Base Chain –
SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, DC in next stitch, MTR, in next stitch, TR in next 2 stitches, MTR in next stitch, DC in next, HDC in next 2 stitches, SC in next stitch*, 2SC in CH2 space, repeat from *to* once more

Side-
Work 2SC in skipped 2CH, continue working SC down the side to the corner.

Row2: Work 2SC in top of TR from Row1 of edging, *SC across, work 2SC in last stitch and in first stitch of next side*, repeat from *to*, twice more, SC along last side, working 2SC in last stitch. Finish off and Join

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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

Materials:
Sugar and Cream
7/4.5mm hook

Stitches:
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

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Wash Cloth – Spike Cluster Stitch

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Week 2: Cluster Drop Stitch

Well, with this beautiful project I have managed to accomplish not 1 but 2 different firsts for myself in the world of crocheting….  1. Crocheting with Cotton, and 2. Crocheting a Wash Cloth.

With this project I have also found my new love. Cotton.  I love it!  So can’t wait to do my next washcloth or to find some other amazing project to use this wonderful fiber with!
Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop Stitch
Now, I know what your thinking.  Why in the world would you make something so pretty just to use it to wash your dishes?!  The answer is quite simple ….. I Don’t Know.  Hahaha! (I crack myself up)!  All I know is that I cant wait to use them!

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Materials:
Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn – I chose to use 2 different colors
8/H/5.00mm
Embroidery Needle
Sissors

Gauge:
Is not important for this pattern

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch

Special Stitches – Spike Cluster Stitch  Tutorial by Moogly Blog

Special Notes: I chose to carry the yarn up the side of the project (pictured below), Tutorial by Yarn Obsession.  If you chose to finish off for every color change you will have lots of ends to work in.  When working the edging I made sure to crochet those carries into the edging. Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop Stitch

Spike Cluster Stitch Wash Cloth

With Main Color CH 31

1. SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each stitch across (30SC)
2. CH1, turn, SC in each stitch across.

Row 3-4 – Repeat row 2. Change to Secondary Color on last SC

5. CH1, SC in next 4, Spike Cluster Stitch, SC in next 6, Spike Cluster Stitch, SC in last 4 stitches
6. CH1, Turn SC in each stitch across

Change to Main Color in last SC

Repeat row *2 an additional 4 times, then repeat row 5 and 6*

Continue to repeat from *to* until desired length is reached, change to Main Color in last stitch and repeat row 2 an additional 2 times. Change to Secondary Color in last stitch, and Finish off Main Color.
Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop StitchEdging:
CH1, Turn work *2SC in the first stitch, 1SC in each SC across, 2SC in last SC stitch. Working in the end of the rows, 2SC in the first end, 1SC across the end of the row, and 2SC in the end of the last row*, repeat from *to* once more.  Finish off,  join with Invisible Join by Look At What I Made

If you missed Washcloth Week 1, its not too late!Wash Cloth

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