Reaching Out, One Stitch At a Time

FPdc – Scrubbie & Dishcloth

A scrubbie & dishcloth – the perfect pair, and both are a great way to practice any new stitch. This set is made with the FPdc (Front Post double crochet). It makes it both extra durable and full of texture.

 

Scrubbie & Dishcloth

FPdc Scrubbie & Dishcloth - free crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet.
Finished Size:
• Scrubbie – approx. 3”
• Dishcloth – approx. 10”Materials: Lily – Sugar & Cream
• Robin’s Egg blue – 1 skein (MC)
• Summer Prints – 1 skein (CC)
• White – scraps (WHT)
• Size “G” crochet hook
• Yarn Needle

Special Stitches: 

Front Post double crochet (FPdc) – yo, insert hook from front to back and to front again around the vertical post (upright part) of next st, yo and draw yarn through, yo and complete dc.

For a visual of the FPdc stitch, please see my FPdc tutorial.

 

Scrubbie

Round 1: Using WHT – ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st dc), ch1, *2dc in same ch as previous dc, ch1, repeat from * 4 more times, slip stitch in top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space changing to MC, (6 ch1 spaces), DO NOT TURN.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 2 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 2 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, DO NOT TURN.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 4 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 4 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Border
Using WHT – attach with slip stitch to any stitch, sc in each stitch around with (sc, ch1, sc) in corner spaces.

Dishcloth

Round 1: Using MC – ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st dc), ch1, *2dc in same ch as previous dc, ch1, repeat from * 4 more times, slip stitch in top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space changing to CC, (6 ch1 spaces), DO NOT TURN.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 2 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 2 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, DO NOT TURN.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 4 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 4 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 4: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 6 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 6 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 5: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 8 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 8 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 6: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 10 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 10 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 7: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 12 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 12 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 8: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 14 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 14 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 9: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 16 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 16 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Round 10: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), FPDC around next 18 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 space, FPDC around next 18 dc, repeat from * around, dc in last ch1 space, ch1 slip stitch to top of beg ch3, slip stitch in next ch1 space , DO NOT TURN.
Border
Using MC – attach with slip stitch to any stitch, sc in each stitch around with (sc, ch1, sc) in corner spaces.

Front side – close up
Reverse side
Reverse – close up
Copyright © Kristine Mullen. 02-01-10
Reproducing or transmitting this pattern by any means for any purpose other than for personal use constitutes a violation of copyright law.

 

Happy Crocheting!


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