In this Crochet for Knitters video, I show you how to work the Alternate Stitch as a dishcloth. This stitch is pretty and really fun to work! Info below on how to try it out as a dishcloth, and if you end up loving the stitch, you can easily work it into a whole blanket or throw.
Instructions for working this stitch:
Chain a multiple of 2, plus 2
Row 1: skip 3 chain stitches, 2 single crochets in next chain, *skip 1 chain, 2 single crochets in next chain*, repeat between *s to end of row, chain 2, turn work.
Row 2: skip 2 chain stitches, *skip 1 stitch, 2 single crochets in next stitch*, chain 2, turn work.
Repeat Row 2 to desired length
Slow demonstrations of the stitches used in this video:
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
In the striped dishcloth I made, I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in colors Planetarium and White. I used a size H crochet hook, and a starting chain of 26 (24 + 2). Worsted-weight dishcloths will use about 20 grams of yarn.
The purple crochet hook I used, size H, is made by Boye.
The yarn I used in the pink sample is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, crochet hook size J, and I chained 16 stitches.
My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.