This month’s X Stitch Challenge crochet pattern is a Dish Buddy.
Add a little fun to dish time with these Dish Bubble Buddies! The textured stitches and loops help scrub off even the toughest messes and because they are made of acrylic they will dry quickly and can be thrown in the washer and drier for easy maintenance too. Make them in lots of different colors for a bright and cheery addition to your kitchen.
The Dish Buddies slip onto your hand like a mitt for better control and reduced slippage. I left the cuff fairly loose, but you can adjust it to your preference.
These little helpers aren’t just for dishes — try them out for dusting too! I learned recently that the acrylic fibers attract the dust better than other fibers, so make a few extras for your other cleaning projects.
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Dish Bubble Buddies
Made with worsted weight acrylic yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver ~150 yards in total.
Gauge: Hook US G/4.50mm; Wrist Band: 16 sc x17 rows = 4″; Mitt: 18 hdc x rows = 4″
Size: Approximately 5 1/2″ x 9″
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog- half double crochet 2 stitches together
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
• XSt – X Stitch – skip next st, dc in next stitch, working behind stitch just made, work dc in skipped stitch
• Weave ends as you work
• Chain 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch
• Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as a double crochet
• Numbers in ( ) at end of the round are the number of stitches in that round
• Work instructions in [ ] as designated
• Start each round in the same stitch as the join
Row 1: Ch11, working in back bump, sc in 2nd st from hook and each remaining st to end. (10)
Row 2: Working in Back Loop Only, ch1, turn, sc in each st to end.
Rows 3 to 40: Repeat Row 2.
Join: Bring two ends together, working in Back Loop Only of both sides, sl st to join cuff. This is the wrong side of work, turn cuff around so that right side is facing out.
The remainder of the mitt will be worked around edge of the cuff in Rounds. Join each round to the beginning stitch.
Round 1: Ch1, sc in side of each row of cuff. (40)
Round 2: Ch1, 2 hdc in same st, hdc next 3 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc next 3 sts], repeat to end. (50)
Round 3: Ch3, work dc in st to the right of beg ch3, X Stitch around to end. (25 X Sts)
Round 4: Ch1, hdc in each st to end. (50)
Rounds 5 to 14: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
For the remainder of the mitt you will work each round twice, the first time (the loops) in the Front Loop Only, the second (hdc) in the Back and Third Loops simultaneously.
Round 15A: Working in Front Loop Only, [ch6, sl st in next st] to end. (50 loops)
Round 15B: Holding loops in front, sl st in Back Loop of next st, ch1, working in Back and 3rd Loop, hdc in each st around. (50)
Round 16A: Repeat Round 15A.
Round 16B: Holding loops in front, sl st in Back Loop of next st, ch1, working in Back and 3rd Loop, [hdc2tog, hdc next 3 sts], repeat to end. (40)
Round 17A: Repeat Round 15A.
Round 17B: Holding loops in front, sl st in Back Loop of next st, ch1, working in Back and 3rd Loop, [hdc2tog, hdc next 2 sts], repeat to end. (30)
Round 18A: Repeat Round 15A.
Round 18B: Holding loops in front, sl st in Back Loop of next st, ch1, working in Back and 3rd Loop, [hdc2tog, hdc next st], repeat to end. (20)
Round 19A: Repeat Round 15A.
Round 19B: Holding loops in front, sl st in Back Loop of next st, ch1, working in Back and 3rd Loop, hdc2tog to end. (10)
Round 20: Fold mitt in half matching sts from previous round, [ch6, sl st in next st through both layers], repeat to end. Fasten off. (5 loops)
Embroider face if desired.
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