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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Diamond Stitch Face Cloths: Print Friendly Pattern



Pattern Terms:  US

Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (a good alternative is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK).

Hook:  4.00mm

Size:  18cm (7 inches) square

Skill Level:  Novice / easy

Foundation:   42ch

Row 1:  1dc into 4th ch from hook (counts as 2dc); (skip 1ch;  2dc into next ch) x19, working the 19th repeat into the start of your foundation ch;   turn work

Row 2:  4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  (2dc into space between each 2dc group) repeat to last 2dc group;   1ch, 1dc into last dc;    Turn work

Row 3:  ch 3 (counts as 1dc);  1dc into 1ch space;  (2dc into space between 2dc groups) rep to end of row, with your last 2dc being worked into the 4ch at the start of your previous row;   turn work.

Rows 2 and 3 form the pattern repeat.      Continue until you have 20 rows in total (this should give you a more or less square cloth).

Border Row 1:  Join yarn in right top corner space;  3sc into corner space;  1sc into each dc along top row;   3sc into corner;
Working along the left side of your work;  2sc into each post along side;  3sc into corner;
Working along the bottom of your work;  (1sc between 2dc;  1sc into 1ch) along side;  3sc into corner;
Working along the right side of your work,  2sc into each post along side.   Sl st into start sc to close.

Border Row 2:   2sc into first corner sc;  1sc into next sc;  2sc into next sc;  1sc into each sc along side;  2sc into first corner sc;  1sc into next sc;  2sc into next sc;Working along the left side of your work;  1sc into each sc along side;   2sc into first corner sc;  1sc into next sc; 2sc into next sc;
Working along the bottom of your work;  1sc into each sc along side;  2sc into first corner sc;  1sc into next sc;  2sc into next sc;
Working along the right side of your work;  1sc into each sc along side.   Sl st into start sc to close.

Edging Row:   1ch, 1hdc into same sp as sl st;  (skip next sc;  1ch, 1hdc into next sc) - repeat around square until you reach your start 1ch, sl st into 1ch to close.


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