Alaskan Wild Flowers Dish Cloth Series

Free Crochet Pattern

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crochet with cross stitch forget me not dish cloth free pattern

fireweed dish cloth free crochet pattern

Alaskan Wild Flowers Dish Cloth Series – The Alaska Edition

Alaska is full of natural beauty, and lots of wild flowers, I didn’t capture them all but here are some of the most common wild flowers.

  • Fireweed – Inspired by the Fireweed flower that grows wild all over Alaska.  This pretty pink flower tells Alaskan’s when summer is here and when summer is over.  The legend goes, when the blooms open at the top summer is at the end.
  • Lupine – Grows wild all over adding some splendid purple and blue to our landscaping.
  • Rose – The wild roses sprinkled about alaska.
  • Forget Me Not – Alaska state flower.

Make up these dishcloths and preserve summer all year.  These patterns are easy to make using only Single Crochet and the Cross Stitch technique.

Finishes Size:

7 1/2in. by 7 1/2in.

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
    • Vanilla
    • Cayenne
    • Snap Pea
    • Hot Pepper
    • Grape
  • 5.0mm hook
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Stitches:

CH – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

Notes:

  • The cloth and border are the same for each dish cloth, only the cross stitching design differs.
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Cloth

To begin with vanilla CH26,

Row 1: SC in the back hump of CH in the second CH from hook, SC in each back hump of CH until end, CH1, turn work. (25SC)

Crocheting in the back chain hump leaves a nice finish.

Row 2: SC in each stitch, CH1, turn work. (25SC)

Rows 3 through 24: Repeat row 2. (25SC)

Row 25: SC in each stitch, fasten off and weave in ends. (25SC)

Here’s what you should have.

Cross Stitching

Using the cross stitch technique complete the cross stitch pattern on each cloth.  The patterns for each flower, is the attached below.

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Forget Me Not

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Lupine Cross Stitch

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Rose Cross Stitch

  1. Gather your grid, cloth, needle and yarns.

    step 1 fireweed dish cloth cross stitch
    Gather supplies and begin the cross stitch technique to complete the pattern.
  2. Thread needle and decide where to begin, use the cross stitch technique to complete the pattern.  If you need help getting started with cross stitching check out my quick tip here.
    step 2 fireweed dish cloth cross stitch
    Follow the grid to complete pattern.

    step 2 fireweed dish cloth cross stitch

  3. Once the pattern is complete weave in all ends and ensure your tail-ends are secure on the back side.

    step 3 fireweed dish cloth cross stitch
    Cross stitch complete.

Border

With desired color, complete a standing SC or SC in one corner, (I started in the upper left corner)

fireweed dish cloth border
Standing crochet complete in upper left corner.

Round 1: Working down the left side, SC in each row until you reach the lower left corner.

fireweed dish cloth border
Left side complete.

3SC in corner stitch, turn.

fireweed dish cloth border
1st corner complete, notice 3SC in one stitch.

SC in each stitch along the bottom of cloth until you reach the lower right corner.

3SC in corner, turn.

Working up the left side, SC in each row until you reach the upper right corner.

3SC in corner, turn.

Working the top side, SC in each stitch until you reach the first stitch made.

2SC in the same stitch as the first stitch, SS to first stitch of the round, fasten off, and weave in ends.

fireweed dish cloth border
1st round complete.

Round 2: With vanilla, complete a standing SC or SC in the middle stitch of one corner, (I started with the lower left corner)

fireweed dish cloth border
1st stitch made in the middle stitch of corner.

Working across the bottom, SC in each row until you reach the lower right corner.

fireweed dish cloth border
Bottom row complete.

3SC in corner stitch, turn.

fireweed dish cloth border
1st corner complete, notice 3SC in center stitch of previous corner.

SC in each row along the right side of cloth until you reach the upper right corner.

3SC in corner, turn.

Working across the top side, SC in each stitch until you reach the upper left corner.

3SC in corner, turn.

Working the left side, SC in each row until you reach the first stitch made.

2SC in the same stitch as the first stitch, SS to first stitch of the round, fasten off, and weave in ends.

fireweed dish cloth border
2nd round complete.

You now have a lovely dish cloth, Enjoy!

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