We’ve been guiding your and your kids through a very basic tutorial that teaches them how to crochet.
You now know how to make a foundation chain, a single crochet, a half double crochet and even the double crochet stitch.
Today we will be putting all of these stitches together to make a Dish Cloth set.
Did you miss a lesson?
- Teach Your Child to Crochet Lesson #1: Crochet a Chain
- Teach Your Child to Crochet Lesson #2: Single Crochet Stitch
- Teach Your Child to Crochet Lesson #3: Half Double Crochet Stitch
- Teach Your Child to Crochet Lesson #4: Double Crochet Stitch
Some Notes About Reading Patterns:
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- turning work – with the work facing you, turn AWAY from you. For instance, you just completed the last stitch of the row, to turn the work you will take the end that does not have your hook (right when facing you) and turn it away so that now you have the end with the hook in your right hand.
- end off – you pull up a loop and tighten. Cut off yarn leaving a bit of a tail to sew into your work.
- (When things are inside parenthesis you work these as one before going on to the next part of the pattern) NOW you start the next part.
- * When you see an Asterisk this means you will be repeating. For instance [single crochet, half double crochet]* You will be repeating the pattern of a single crochet and half double crochet until the pattern says to stop.
Chain 25 stitches
Row 1: single crochet in third chain from hook, 1 half double crochet in next stitch, [repeat the following across 1sc, 1hdc]* You will make a single crochet in the last stitch. Chain 2 turn.
Row 2: half double crochet in first stitch. [1sc, 1hdc]* across ch1 turn
Row 3: single crochet in first stitch. [1hdc, 1sc]* across ch2 turn
You will continue in this way until your piece is 24rows high, end off weave in loose ends.
How to End off your Crochet Project:
How did you do?
For a gift set, make 3 dish clothes, roll them up, and tie a ribbon around the set of 3. Add a gift card and you have a handmade gift to give your Mom, Grandma, Teacher, or other Friend.
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For more fun learning check out these resources:
Crochet Sandwich Set – Pattern (Kindle Book)
Crochet Dynamite: Fun and Games (Kindle Book)