Ball Stitch Dishcloth
|UPDATE – I often get asked how this is different from the puff stitch. It is very similar with only slight differences. Here are a couple differences…The puff stitch is normally made with dc’s. The ball stitch is hdc’s.
The puff stitch is normally a softer to-the-touch stitch, with dc’s in between the stitches (when used). The ball stitch has sc’s between the stitches, which bunches up the ‘ball’ part of the stitch and makes it hard.
One of my goals this year is to expand beyond what I already know. I’m comfortable where I am, so it’s time to spread my wings a little and see what else I’m missing. I’m going to try a new stitch every week and will post the stitch and hopefully some pics with my results. This week I made a dishcloth using the ball stitch. The pattern is attached if you’re interested in giving it a try.
I have added a tutorial for the ball stitch for those that would like a visual on how it’s done. Click here for the tutorial.
Finished Size: 9 ½” X 9 ½”
Materials: Lily – Sugar & Cream
• “Summer Prints” – 2 skeins
• Size “H” crochet hook
Pattern Notes: Ball Stitch (4hdctog) = yo, insert hook into stitch, yo & draw through stitch, repeat 3 more times, yo & draw through all 9 loops leaving one remaining.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st 3 sc, *4hdctog all in next stitch, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: ch1, sc in each stitch across to end (34 sc), turn.
Row 4: ch1, sc in 1st sc, *4hdctog in next st, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6-37: Repeat Rows 2-5. Fasten off.