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In today's tutorial we're going to work on the Handicrafters Stripes Dishcloth

and this is called stripes but the pattern is the moss stitch and i'm going to show you how easy it is do to one of these next.

Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com, I'm your host, Mikey. Today we're going to work on the Moss stitch.

This is a very easy dishcloth. This consists of single crochets and chain one. That's all it is

and if you really pull it apart you can really kind of see what's going on in

this pattern so you can see that there is a space and then a single crochet,

space, single crochet. This is using Handicrafter yarn or Lily Sugar and Cream.

it's both made by Yarspirations. You would want cotton for the kitchen

because cotton will hold up.

So you can use these as dishcloths. potholders, um

anything that you need in the kitchen as far as tea towels and a lot of other

great things. Because it is made of cotton

it is safe to put down hot pots down on your countertops and put one of these

underneath in order to make it. So within today's tutorial we're going to learn how to

make this stitch and I'm going to show you how to customize it for the size as

well.

In today's tutorial you can choose

Lily Sugar and Cream or Bernat Handicrafter. The pattern calls for Bernat

Handicrafter Stripes.

it changes color more slowly and again you can find those kind of yarns

available on Yarnspiration.com if you're interested in that same look.

Let me show you how to do the stitch work involved. So let's start off with a

slip knot

let's do this and I'm using a 5 millimeter size H crochet hook today I'm

going to tell you how to customize the design it's asking you to do chaining of

37, chaining it 37 will take it about eight inches wide which i think is customary

it's a great size on the original that I did was eight inches by 8 inches and I

think that's great but if you'd like to change the size of making it bigger or

smaller the secret answer is to make it an odd number.

So let me show you here so I'm only going to do 13 so 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 and 13.

So if you do an odd number like this you're going to work out and the pattern

will work out the same each and every time.

So if you want the exact this cloth please change 37 customizing it, just do

an odd number just like I showed you.

Starting second chain from the hook so just look underneath the hook and go to

the second one.

I want you to insert your hook and I want you to do a single crochet.

I then want you to chain one, skip one chain and go to the second one over and

the back loop only and just put in another single crochet, chain one skip

the next chain, go to the second one over and single crochet. You're going to do

that all the way across your chain.

So skip the next one and single crochet in the next, chain one and so even if

it's a 37 you just have more to do but it's the same thing going all the way

across. Just like this and then what it says is to put one single crochet into

the final chain.

Ok so it appears that you have two single crochets in a row at the end

there's a reason for that

and it's very fundamental and you'll love it why there is a reason for that.

So let me show you that next. Let's turn to work and go to row number two.

Row number two is the repeat pattern for the whole thing, that's how easy this thing

is. So we're going to chain up one first and single crochet into the first stitch

right underneath it, you're then going to chain one skip over the next stitch

which is a solid and then you're just going to come into the chain one space

and single crochet, chain one, skip the next stitch and go to the next chain one

space, chain 1 skip the next stitch and go to the chain one space, chain 1 skip

the next one, go to the next chain one space you're going to do that all the

way across and you're going to come to the very end of your your stitch. So

there's only one stitch left now and you're going to single crochet into this

final stitch. The reason why you're doing that if you haven't figured it out yet

is that by putting two in the very end like this

you can start and stop each of the rows exactly the same instead of having to

remember two different lines of code, I guess you can say. Let's turn our work and

review

step number two once again. Let's turn our work and chain up one. So we come

into the first one right underneath a single crochet then chain one, you skip

the first one which is the single crochet, this one is the chain one space

that's where you're going to go. Chain one

and single crochet in the next chain one space. Chain 1, single crochet in the next

chain one space.

Okay and you're going to keep going all the way across like that

so in the very final one you're going to have one stitch left and you'll single

crochet into that same one.

Ok and you keep doing that for the duration to get the length that you need

so what I would want you to do is that you're going to continue to do row number

two over and over and over and over again until you get to the 8-inch level of

what you want to do for the size. So if you want to change any size

remember it was an odd number. You can make it square, you can make a rectangle

that's your business it's your creativity.

So what you're going to do at the end to finish this off, well you need to weave

in your tails.

So cut your string about 12 inches long and grab a darning needle.

If you hear whistling in the background its frogs that i have in the backyard

and sorry I can't do anything about it. So we're going to just pull that through

like so. They're in mating season and all the windows are shut.

So we're just going to put down, put the yarn through the needle and what I

want you to do is that I want you to insert the needle underneath and just

glide it through the some of the fibers that are underneath.

Ok and go about an inch or so. You're going to go back and forth three times

so going in

once, going back in the other direction through a different path for two and

then going back one more time in the other direction for three.

If you go in and out of your work three times like this

your tails will never fall out. If you're going to use this for dish cloth washing

your tails will fall out if you're not going to use a darning needle to really

get it in there.

Ok so you can cut this right down and you don't have to worry about doing

anything silly about that.

Now you still have one more string to go. It's the very first string, so using the

same concept

I just turn your project around, darning needle.

Ok and I want you to go in and out, so just gliding it through the fibers.

Ok so I'm not going into gap spacing I'm going right into fibers itself so one,

going back in the other direction for two and going into the third direction

for three.

So the secret to doing this is three because you work can never stretch in

three different directions and then you can safely cut that one out as well now.

If you cut it without doing that you're going to cut the knot too close to the knot

and it will fall out.

So now you can use this is dish cloth material and this is a really great

concept. So this is a very simple dish cloth this is using the moss stitch.

Hopefully enjoying, until next time I'm Mikey on behalf of the Yarnspirations as

well as Crochet Crowd dot com,

we'll see you. Have a great day.

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