The Creek Pebbles pattern is a perfect DIY dishcloth pattern to use for experimenting with different styles of cotton yarn. The cloths and towels pictured in this post are made with cotton tape yarn. This is not the most usual yarn to use for everyday crochet projects, but I just love how it worked up for dishcloths.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with yarn styles. This pattern calls for worsted weight cotton yarn. Cotton and/or linen yarn is necessary for absorption for any type of cleaning cloth. And, if I want to have cloths and towels made to correct size it is necessary to follow the recommended yarn weight in a pattern.
But from there, I feel an artist’s choice is so important. There are so many wonderful options of cotton yarn for sale. I just love organic, minimally processed, “bumpy” yarns available in natural plant tones. Or, if I am going for a holiday theme, it’s fun to find some yarn in a whole rainbow of colors. You can see more of my cotton yarn experiments with my River’s Edge Dishcloth.
Please have fun crocheting your own set of dishcloths! They’ll match great with your Creek Pebbles Hand Towel.
The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Creek Pebbles Crochet DIY Dishcloth Pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.
Pattern information below!
9 ½ x 9 ½ [10 ½ x 10 ½, 11 ½ x 11 ½] inches
(24 x 24 [26.6 x 26.6, 29 x 29] cm)
♥ Approximately 150 [200, 250] yards worsted weight yarn (Worsted Weight Cotton Tape Yarn used for photos)
♥ Tapestry needle
Crochet hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
In alternating double crochet and slip stitch, 18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
Skill Level: Easy
♥ Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.
♥ Cotton yarn is recommended for this pattern for best water absorption.
♥ Woven texture organic cotton yarn used for dishcloths in pictures.
♥ The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Slip Stitch in Back Bar (Bottom Loop) of Foundation Chain:
Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.
Altered Bean Stitch / Puff Stitch:
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, pull through, repeat from * 2 more times, yarn over, pull through 8 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal two stitches in pattern.
Directions To Crochet Your Creek Pebbles DIY Dishcloth Pattern
Chain 37 [41, 45].
Working in bottom loop of foundation chain (see Special Stitches section for instructions), slip stitch in second chain from hook and each stitch of foundation chain to end of row, turn. (36 [40, 44] stitches total)
Reverse side of cloth.
Chain 1, half double crochet in first stitch, Altered Bean Stitch (see Special Stitches section for instructions) across row, half double crochet in last stitch of row (17 [19, 21] Altered Bean Stitches total), turn.
Chain 1, slip stitch in first three stitches, double crochet in fourth stitch of row below, slip stitch in fifth stitch, continue to alternate double crochet and slip stitch across row, slip stitch in last 3 stitches of row, turn.
Chain 1, half double crochet in first stitch of row, 1 Altered Bean Stitch, alternate double crochet and slip stitch across row, 1 Altered Bean Stitch in third stitch from end of row, half double crochet in last stitch of row, turn.
Rows 5 – 33 [5 – 39, 5 – 45]:
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for specified number of rows (ending pattern on Row 3 of repeat), turn.
Row 34 [40, 46]:
Chain 1, half double crochet in first stitch, Altered Bean Stitch across row, half double crochet in last stitch of row (17 [19, 21] Altered Bean Stitches total), turn.
Row 35 [41, 47]:
Chain 1, slip stitch in front loop of each stitch to end of row.
Weave in loose ends.
Lightly block to shape if desired.
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