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Friday, March 21, 2008

Tulip Stitch Cloth

Tulip Stitch Dishcloth - Crochet

Size: 8 in. x 8 in.

Materials:
1 ball worsted cotton yarn
Size G crochet hook or size needed for a fairly tight gauge.

Chain 35
Row 1: 3 dc into 4th ch from hook, *skip 3 ch sts, (1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc) into next ch, rep from * to the last 4 ch, skip ch 3, sc into last ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in first sc, * (1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc) into ch 3 loop, repeat from * to the last loop, 1 sc in last loop, ch 3, turn.

Repeat row 2 fourteen times for a total of 16 rows. At the last loop on row 16 do not turn; *sc in loop, ch 3, 3 dc. Repeat from * around three sides. Remember to crochet over beginning yarn as you round that corner.

End with 1 sc in base of beginning tulip stitch on row 16.

Break yarn & weave in end.

Copyright © 2008 Toni in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, All Rights Reserved

74 comments:

  1. Okay, messing with our heads today. I know that stuff was on the right last time I was here. :P
    And then you post another awesome gorgeous crochet cloth! Yer killin me!!
    Really, it is gorgeous. WTG!!
    Hugs!

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  2. OOH I love that tulip dishcloth, I think I might have to try that one next. Lovely.

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  3. Simply beautiful! Thanks for the pattern.
    Somehow, I keep missing you on IM
    Sheila

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  4. Oh no! Now I'm so behind! I love this one! So pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I don't know which I like better, the cloth or the cup and saucer!
    :0)

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  6. Lovely pattern. Plus the color is awesome :)
    Thanks for sharing your pattern :)

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  7. Help! I'm on row 1 and already am stuck! It says:

    skip ch 3, (1sc, ch 3, 3 dc)into next chain.....

    ok, so what is it I am skipping, there is no chain 3 loop (if that's what it means) to skip, because I'm just on the chain 35 beginning. So, does it mean to skip 3 ch and then do that in () into the next (4th chain)?

    Thanks for the help, I am not used to the way things are worded in patterns sometime, and have trouble picturing what to do :)

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  8. Hi Cozy,
    I reworded row one to be more specific for you. Hope this helps.

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  9. Thanks so much, I can't wait to get back to it! :)

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  10. Bear with me, I need lots of help! I have another question. When I did the 35 chain, I didn't have 4 chains left on the end. I had 3 chains and the knot. I used the knot. I drew it out on paper and counted it out, and ended up with 3 ch and the knot on paper too. So, it's bugging me now, because I was thinking you were not supposed to use the knot, usually. Are others using the knot or should there be 36 ch, or am I just off count some how?
    I want to add that I'm doing the pattern and having lots of fun with it :)

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  11. PS - I just finished my cloth, but notice my sides straight, and yours are not, so I'm guessing that when you finished row 16 you went around the other 3 sides with the same kind of stitch. Will go ahead and try that now :)

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  12. DOH! There it is, my eye skipped it! I see where you are telling us to do just that! Sometimes my eyes just don't work! I've loved doing this. My son had a baby blanket made like this and I always MEANT to look into the stitch and never did :)

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  13. I'm glad you were able to finish the cloth & enjoyed it, too! :)

    A note about the beginning chain count: It's 35, for sure, but I'm wondering if when you count yours. Are you are counting the loop on the hook? It's not ever counted in any pattern, to my knowledge. Hope this helps.

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  14. I wasn't counting the one on the hook that you make the knot to start with. I had that, and then made 35 loops after that, and then crocheted into the 4th ch from the hook (not on the hook). I made another and found I needed the 36 again, don't know what's going on. At any rate, I LOVE IT! These are so fast and easy and great for variegated, which can ruin some patterns. I've made 2 so far, but am sure there are more in my future! Pics on my blog or ravelry under same name! Thank you so much :)

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  15. This pattern is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing... I've made one up in a cotton/bamboo yarn and it's just divine..

    Jodie ;)

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  16. This is such an easy pattern to follow! And such beautiful results. You are very gifted! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Would you tell me if chain 3 counts as one double crochet. Mine isn't looking quite the way I think it should?

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  17. I love your dishcloth patterns!
    Thank you for sharing them.

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  18. I made lots of these dishcloths last summer and I love the pattern. They are so easy and fast to make. I did find, however, that to have 4 chains left at the end of Row 1, you have to have a starting chain of 36, not 35. My first dc went into the 4th chain from the hook (not counting the loop on my hook) and I made sure I was skipping 3 chains between every group of stitches. I ended up with 3 chains at the end of the row, so I started over and chained 36, and then Row 1 came out right for me. This is how I've been making them ever since. I still make them now and then and love using them as much as I love making them! Thanks for the pattern!

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  19. I'm making my first dishcloth and I think I've fallen in love with your pattern. The stitch is so easy and still so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it :-)

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  20. I have an Etsy page, and I was just wondering if I would be allowed to make some of these washcloths to sell them as long as I give you credit for being the designer and link back to this post? My e-mail address is flowersandstripes@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  21. I've actually turned this into a mini pet blanket by doubling the chain.

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  22. Thanks so much for the pattern for this lovely wash cloth. It is beautiful to crochet and to use. I linked my blog post to here today.

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  23. This is very pretty. Im going to give it a try. Got here via Miss Woolly Knits, glad i stopped in.

    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  24. It's gorgeous, Shelby! It's so delicate and beautiful to look at. I also love the colour. Wish I could make something like that, but unfortunaly I have two left hands! ;)

    Isabella

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  25. This is such a beautiful stitch - and so easy!
    With three little darlings underfoot all day I can't do complicated patterns that require a lot of counting but this one is ideal as after the first row you just stick your hook in the chain 3 - brilliant!
    I'm making it into a preemie bunting outfit. Thank you so much!

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  26. Very nice pattern. I'm going to try in out, thanks.

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  27. How do you expand the stitch- say if I wanted to make a baby afghan? It's so pretty!!!

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  28. I have had the same confusion as several others. I started this pattern last night and found that I don't have 4 ch left at the end of row 1 unless I ch 36 to begin with. Can you please explain what we are doing wrong if you say it is definitely ch 35 to begin with. If you are going in to every 4th ch then it seems to only make sense that your foundation ch should be a multiple of 4. Anyway, I am doing it with a foundation ch of 36 and it seems to be working well....I am just one of those people who likes to do things "right" and I feel that since I changed the pattern from what you wrote that I am doing it "wrong"! LOL Thanks for posting this beautiful pattern! I found it through Ravelry.

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  29. Caci, go ahead and chain 36 if you need to, and don't worry about it. We all learned to crochet from different teachers. ;)

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  30. this is a quik pattern love it,i can only crochet with cotton materials,since i developed a weird allergy a year ago,i cant breath anything with polyester,materrials and i have crocheted afghans and dolls for years,so i need a lot of cottn only projects,ty for the pattern

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  31. I know this is an older post, but I loved the pattern. I included it on our blog post today. Come check it out:
    http://sistersplayinghouse.blogspot.com/2012/03/crochet-week-twisted-dishcloth-free.html

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  32. Learning to crochet via web tutorials. Is there a video tutorial of this tulip stitch? Any help provided would be greatly appreciated.

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  33. The weather just turned to fall here in Idaho, time to break out the baking pans and crochet hooks. Needed a good pattern to ease into the season. Found the Tulip pattern to be just perfect! Simpe, fast and just gorgeous. Can't wait to give it to my friend at Bible study tomorrow!
    Thanks a million for sharing!
    Darla

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  34. I was in someone's home recently and they had something similiar to the Tulip Stitch Dishcloth that they used to wash dishes with and it brought the pots and pans and glass dishes very clean. Is this the same thing. It looks just like it.

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  35. I have found a dishcloth for washing dishes that is very similiar to this. I was wanting to know if this is one in the same. It was very good in cleaning cook wear.

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  36. Hi, I LOVE this pattern! My question is this; everytime I make it, it curls out like a collar. I can't get it to stay a square. ANY suggestions! I would love to make a lot of them but the shape isn't working. Thanks!

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  37. Thank you so much for share your pattern, it's beautiful!! While crocheting this dishcloth, I can't keep it is a square shape, it wants to go into more of a "collar" shape. I've tried differen yarn, hook sizes and tension but I can't get it to work. Can anyone please help! I'm new a crocheting but am really enjoying it and would love to make a lot of these beautiful cloths! Thanks so much, Millie

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  38. Hi Millie,
    I'm glad you like the Tulip Stitch Cloth pattern. I wish I could help you out with your dilemma of the cloth turning like a collar, but without seeing your stitches I'm afraid I can't. You can email me a picture if you want to do that, and I'll try to help you. Go to my profile and click on email to send me a picture. Since you're kinda new to crocheting maybe you'd like to give a look at these videos. Here's a link to some commonly used crochet stitches in video format - hope this helps.

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  39. Sorry about that, lol. http://www.nexstitch.com/v_crochet_videos.html

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  40. I highlighted this dishcloth pattern in my 52 Weeks of Dishcloths on my blog. Thanks for sharing a beautiful pattern!

    http://www.beingspiffy.com/blog/52-weeks-of-dishclothsweek-3.html

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  41. Thanks for the pattern, it looks so pretty. I'll have to give it a try.

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  42. How pretty! Thank you very much for sharing! :)
    _________
    Lee Ann H.

    Order a hand-crochet name or initial to frame at Crochet...Gotta Love It!

    My blog Crochet...Gotta Love It!

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  43. How pretty! Thank you very much for sharing! :)
    _________
    Lee Ann H.

    Order a hand-crochet name or initial to frame at Crochet...Gotta Love It!

    My blog Crochet...Gotta Love It!

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  44. Love this. It is so pretty. I made 3 so far.

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  45. I love this pattern. It looks so nice. Ive made 3 now in 3 days. It works up so fast.

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  46. Hi, I found a picture of a bereavement bunting you made on another forum. You used this tulip stitch. Can you tell me how to find the pattern for the bunting?

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  47. Sue, the bunting wasn't made by me, but all you have to do is keep going with this pattern until it's as large as you want it to be for a bunting.

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  48. Love this pattern, so easy and quick but so pretty! I've made some for my friends as facecloths for xmas.

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  49. This pattern stitch is beautiful. I made an afghan with it and the recipient loves it. I have coworkers now making afghans with it. Thank you.

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  50. Love this! Now following you and subscribed :) Thanks!

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  51. Sheila, I'm sorry, but I've never made an afghan using my cloth pattern.

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  52. Just follow the pattern and it will be fine. :)

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  53. Hoping you are checking this sometime soonish. UK or US stitches? I ask because of the nifty little "dot au" in your site address. Am looking for some gorgeous patterns to make up for entry into CWA state crafting comp later in the year and this one is BEAUTIFUL. And something that I'd use frequently as well. Considering I can't hold knitting needles at the moment I have to go crotchet. Wanted to double check before starting because a UK double is a lot different a look than a US double.

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  54. Hi Dani,
    The directions are US stitches. You shouldn't have a bit a trouble with it. Hope it turns out great for you. :)

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  55. Beautiful Pattern! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  56. this pattern looks very pretty but how did you do the border. I am just starting on borders and yours looks great. Thank you for sharig

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  57. this is just like the c2c corner to corner stitch but only in a row

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    1. Rosemarie, my pattern is 7 years old, and there have been many lookalikes done since I published it. I take them as a compliment to my own pattern. They say imitation is the purest form of flattery...and I agree.
      However, the c2c is not constructed the same as the method the designer used is different and there is no border on it. Mine is constructed differently and has a border.
      Have a great evening, all is well.

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  58. Is the repeat pattern five stitches? I may translate this to baby blanket or a larger one.

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  59. Louise, it's been 8 years since I crocheted this pattern. Feel free to experiment with it. Thank you for your interest. :)

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  60. How do you do the scalloped effect around the other three sides please.

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  61. How do you do a scalloped edge around the other three edges .

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  62. Hoe to get scalloped edge on the other three sides of washcloth

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  63. How do you do a scalloped edge on the other three sides of the washcloth pattern

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    1. Kay, just follow the pattern directions and the tulip points will be there. Sorry, I didn't get a notified you had left comments. Just happened to check.

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  64. Kaye, it's not a scalloped edge. It's how the pattern stitch looks on the border, so just follow the pattern one line at a time to the end, and your cloth will look the same as this one.

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