Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lion Brand Yarn - Long Beach Washcloth

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


Star Stitch (multiple of 3 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): With A, purl.
Row 2: With A, k2, *yo, k3, with tip of left hand needle, lift the first of the 3 knit sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts, then off needle; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With A, k1, * k3, lift the first of the 3 knit sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts, then off needle, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 5 and 6: With B, rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 7 and 8: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 9 and 10: With A, rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 11 and 12: With C, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 13 and 14: With A, rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 15 and16: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 13 and 14: With D, rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rep Rows 1-18 for Star st.

NOTES: Carry color(s) not in use along side edge of work.

With A, cast on 42 sts.
Rep Rows 1-18 of Star st until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Crocheted Dishcloth Pattern from Marge Mann

Use only 100% cotton yarn and a #9(I) hook.
Chain 35 stitches loosely. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across.
*Turn and ch 3, dbl crochet in back loop only across.*
Continue from * to * until you have 14 rows.
Turn and ch 2, hdc across and fasten off.

(Going into back loop only forms a ridge across each row,
the better to wash that egg off the plate.)

If you buy the cones rather than the balls, you can make 8 or 9
cloths from each cone.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Simple Moss Stitch Washcloth

Hook Size H
Foundation: Ch 32 (or any desired multiple of 2)
Row 1: Sc in fourth chain from hook, [dc in next ch, sc in next chain] across. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first dc), sc in first dc, [dc in next sc, sc in next dc] across. Last sc will be into the turning chain of the previous row. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece is square. End off and weave in ends.

Easy Crocheted Dishcloth

By Cheri Mancini

This makes a loose, thinner dishcloth than any of the worsted weight patterns I've seen. I personally like a thinner dishcloth. It's a stretchy dishcloth that wrings out easily.

Worsted weight cotton yarn
Size H crochet hook

Chain 29 (or any odd number of chains to achieve the desired width for your dishcloth)

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain 1, turn. (28 sc)

Row 2: Sc in back loop of 1st sc. Sc in front loop of next sc. *Sc in back loop of next sc, sc in front loop of next sc. Repeat from * across row. Chain 1, turn.

Repeat row 2 for pattern. Continue crocheting the pattern until you reach the length that you want your dishcloth to be.

When the dishcloth is as long as you want it: Crochet the last row in sc, through both loops of prevous row of sc.

Finish off and hide ends.

Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth

Designer: Unknown
Rating: Easy
Materials: Sugar and Cream yarn; Size 6 or 7 needles (US)

Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row. Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle.
Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle. You can now either bind off or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hang the cloth to dry when you are finished using it.

Scallops Dishcloth

Cast on in Muliples of 13 + 2(so 15, 28, 41, 54, ...) until desired width of dishcloth.

Row 1: (right side) K1, *sl 1, K1, psso, K9, K2tog; repeat from * to last st, K1.

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, *sl 1, K1, psso, K7, K2tog; repeat from * to last st, K1

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, *sl 1, K1, psso, YO, K1, YO) 5 times, K2tog; repeat from * to last st, K1

Row 6: Knit

Repeat these 6 rows until desired length. Bind off.

Thank you Sue Jackson
for knitting this dishcloth and photographing it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dishcloths for flood victims

It would be wonderful if we could gift everyone who has lost their home with an afghan. However, if that goal is too overwhelming, we could also gift handmade knitted and crocheted dishcloths. So, if that is something you could help with, lets get going!!!

New Blankies Needed

Have you heard of people whose children lost their baby blankets and they need replacements? Knit and Crochet Tennessee was formed to provide knitters and crocheters with donation opportunities. If you hear that someone has lost their blankies, our volunteers would love to make new snuggly ones. Let me know if you have questions or know anyone as we would LOVE to help.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby Hat Donation

Recently I delivered 50 baby hats to Strick's Gift that were donated at the first Sticks N' Stitch/Predators Hockey event held in March.

St. Jude's Charity Event at JoZara Coffee Shop

St. Jude's Charity Event
Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:00 AM
Downtown Murfreesboro
E Main St
Murfreesboro TN 37130
615 424-6134

Beginning at 8 a.m., knitters and crocheters are invited to pull up a chair or comfy blanket and work on projects to donate to the patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Examples are small chemo caps, security blankets, anything to help them feel more at home and not in a hospital setting. JoZoara Coffee Shop will be selling coffee and pastries throughout the day with part of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Not a wielder of knitting needles or a crochet hook? Chicks with Sticks will be accepting tax-deductable donations of money, new toys, pajamas, and anything else that would benefit the children at St. Jude.

The main event of the day will be the silent auction of the “St. Jude Children’s Hospital Blanket.” Members of the Chicks With Sticks group have knitted or crocheted blocks to form a 46 inch x 60 inch blanket of beautiful neutral colors to be sold in a silent auction on the day of the Stitch-A-Thon. The tax-deductable proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The blanket will go on display starting April 30 at JoZoara Coffee Shop, 536 North Thompson Lane in the Oaks Shopping Center. Please go by and have a look at this wonderful creation of some very awesome ladies! Bids for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Blanket will start at $75 and will be accepted from 8 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Winner will be announced at 2:30 p.m.

Please come support Chicks With Sticks and JoZoara Coffee Shop as we try to make a difference in the lives of children being treated at St. Jude Children’s Hospital!

For additional information contact Lindsay Malcolm at 615-663-7781 or

Lap Blankets and Shawls for the military

A huge thank you to Doris DuBois' mom and aunt for crocheting forty blankets and eight shawls to donate. Major BJ Strickland will distribute these to soldiers currently in the hospital in Ft. Campbell as well as those in the VA Hospital in Nashville.