Forget Me Not Dish Cloth

Free Crochet Pattern

crochet with cross stitch forget me not dish cloth free pattern

Forget Me Not Dish Cloth – The Alaska Edition

This dish cloth pattern is inspired by the Alaskan state flower, the Forget Me Not, the first in a four-part series.  Simple single crochet stitches, and an easy cross stitch pattern, is all it takes to make this cheerful dish cloth.  Make use of kitchen cotton, and add some color to your sink!

free pattern by: funkifybers.com

Finished Size:

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

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (less than one skein each)
    • Vanilla
    • Blueberry
    • Snap Pea
    • Citrus
  • 5.0mm hook
  • Needle

Stitches:

CH – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

Standing SC – Standing Single Crochet

Notes:

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Cloth:

With Vanilla CH26,

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook, SC in each CH space, CH1 and turn work. (25SC)

Rows 2 through 24: SC in each stitch across, CH1 and turn work. (25SC)

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

Here’s what you should have:

single crochet dish cloth
Completed cloth.

Cross Stitch Design:

To make the flower, use the cross stitch technique, click here for the cross stitch grid.  I have outline my method below, however you can use the cross stitch method you are comfortable with. Here is a link to the Mooglyblog she has a great video if you need it: http://www.mooglyblog.com/cross-stitch-crochet-tutorial/

  1. To cross stitch the design place the right side of cloth facing you.
  2. Each Crochet stitch represents one cross stitch.

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    Notate the 4 corners around each SC stitch, this is where your needle will come through.
  3. From the to left corner count off 7SC, you will begin in the 8th stitch.
  4. Bring your needle up from the bottom left corner of the 8th stitch, be sure to not pull the thread all the way through.  In cross stitch you will hold the thread from the back side preventing it from coming completely through.
    cross stitch on crochet
    Be sure not to pull thread all the way through.

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    Hold tail end of thread from coming all the way through the fabric.
  5. Pull your needle down through the upper right hand corner, this creates a diagonal line.
    cross stitch on crochet
    Bring needle up from lower left corner, and down through upper right corner.

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    1st Pass
  6. Repeat steps 4 and five over the next two SC stitches, stitches 9 and 10.
  7. Now you will create an X over the SC stitch.  Starting with your last stitch, the 10th SC.
  8. Bring your needle up from the bottom right corner.
  9. Pull your needle down through the upper left corner, cross stitch complete.
  10. Continue in this manner with indicated colors until design is complete.

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    2nd pass
  11. With Snap Pea add in the marked red lines on the pattern.

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    Cross stitch complete.
  12. Weave in ends on reverse side.

Border:

With Vanilla, complete a standing SC in any end stitch.

single crochet border
The final corner will have 3 SC total one of which is the first SC made from the round.
single crochet border
Each corner should have 3SC.

Round 1: SC in each stitch across, 3SC in corner, SC in each row, 3SC in next corner, SC in each stitch, 3SC in corner, SC in each row, 2SC in last corner, SS to first SC, fasten off and weave in ends.

single crochet border
Begin 2nd round of border in any corner starting with the middle stitch.

Round 2: With Citrus complete a standing SC in any middle stitch in a corner. SC in each stitch, 3SC in corner, repeat until you reach last corner, 2SC in last corner SS to first SC, fasten off and weave in ends.

That’s it, I hope this cloth adds cheer to your kitchen.

crochet with cross stitch forget me not dish cloth free pattern