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Scrap Kitchen Set
This Scrap Kitchen Set is the product of my drawer of yarn balls! Every so often, when I can no longer close it, I browse through the drawer where I keep leftover balls of yarn and try to figure out how to use up scraps for something useful. This time when I took a look, I found several colors of worsted cotton that I thought looked well together. Kitchen sets are always fun to make and useful too, so that’s what they became.
The dish towel and dish cloth are the same stitch pattern with a slight variation and I think it is pretty with a hint of texture. I often like to play with slight changes to the same stitch pattern to see what result I get. I liked this combination. While the look is almost identical, the dishcloth is a bit thicker than the dish towel and so I think perfect for scrubbing and cleaning. The trivet is a simple variation on a granny square that I think brings all the colors together. I use these under hot things on my table. I think they are prettier than the metal or wicker variety widely available.
All of these pieces were designed in #4 cotton worsted yarn, such as Lily Sugar n Cream, Red Heart Creme de la Creme or Premier Home Cotton. These work up super fast and can be made in as many colors as you like!
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Size: Dish Cloth 8” x 8”; Dish Towel 10” x 14” ; Trivet/Hotpad 7” x 7”
Red Heart Crème de la Crème worsted weight cotton or similar yarn – I used leftovers to make this set
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Gauge: Not important for this project
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
Shell-2 = [2dc, ch2, sc] in same stitch
Shell-3 = [3dc, ch2, sc] in same stitch
- Pattern written in US terms
- Weave ends as you work
Row 1: Ch32 loosely, [2dc, ch2, sc] in 4th st from hook, [skip 3 ch, Shell-3 in next st], repeat between [ ] to end. (8 Shells)
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), turn, [2dc, ch2, sc] in first ch2 space, Shell-3, in each ch2 space to end. (8 Shells)
Rows 3 to 16: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off after last repeat.
I used two colors – work rows 5, 6 and 9 with Color 2, Work all other rows with Color 1.
Row 1: Ch37 loosely, [dc, ch2, sc] in 4th st from hook, [skip 2 ch, Shell-2 in next st], repeat between [ ] to end. (12 Shells)
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), turn, [dc, ch2, sc] in first ch2 space, Shell-2, in each ch2 space to end. (12 Shells)
Rows 3 to 30: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off after last repeat.
- I used four colors and will note them at the beginning of each round.
- Fasten off at each color change for a neat finish.
- From Round 3 forward, groups of 3 sts are worked in the space between each set of 3 sts.
Round 1 (Color 1): Ch4, join with sl st to first ch to form a loop, ch3 (counts as dc throughout) 2dc, ch2, [3dc, ch2] 3 times in center of loop, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (12 dc + 4 ch2 corners)
Round 2 (Color 2): Join in any corner, ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same corner space, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next 3 corners, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (24 dc + 4 ch2 corners)
Round 3 (Color 3): Join in any corner, ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same corner space, 3dc in space between next two sets of 3dc, *[3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next corner, 3dc in space between next two sets of 3dc *; repeat between * to end, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (36 dc + 4 ch2 corners)
Round 4 (Color 2): Join in any corner, ch1, *[3sc, ch2, 3sc] in corner, 3sc in each space between sets of 3dc to next corner *; repeat between * to end, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc + 4 ch2 corners)
Round 5 (Color 4): Join in any corner, ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same corner space, 3dc in each space between sets of 3sc to next corner, *[3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next corner, 3dc in each space between sets of 3sc to next corner *; repeat between * to end, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (60 dc + 4 ch2 corners)
Round 6 (Color 1): Repeat Round 4. (72 dc + 4 ch2 corners)
Round 7 (Color 3): Repeat Round 5. (84 dc + 4 ch2 corners)
If you want a larger square continue in the pattern established by Rounds 4 & 5 making color changes as desired.
Final Round (Color 1): Join in any corner, ch1, *3sc in corner space, sc in each st to next corner*, repeat between * to end. (96 sc)
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