Happy Mother’s Day 2021! This free pattern uses the crochet harlequin stitch, a beautiful diamond pattern. Changing colors makes it even more beautiful and the checkers become even more defined.
Harlequin (Italian: Arlecchino [arlekˈkiːno]) is the best-known of the zanni or comic servant characters from the Italian Commedia dell’arte. The role is traditionally believed to have been introduced by Zan Ganassa in the late 16th century, was definitively popularized by the Italian actor Tristano Martinelli in Paris in 1584–1585, and became a stock character after Martinelli’s death in 1630. The Harlequin is characterized by his chequered costume. (Wikipedia)
Hook: Boye G/4.25mm
Yarn: Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Cotton, shown in Warm Blush and Dove gray (feel free to use any other 100% cotton that you love)
Stitches: SC (single crochet), DC (double crochet), 6DCtog (6 double crochets together),
Starting Chain: Chain 41 [Note: Chain must be any multiple of 8 (+1 to make the turn)]
Finished Size: 9″ Square when using this yarn, these hooks and this pattern [Note: I generally prefer when dishcloths are 8-9″ square when finished]
Total Rows: 18 Rows then add the border
Row 1: [3 DC, 1 CH, 3 DC] in 5th chain from hook, skip 3 ch, 1 SC in next ch, *skip 3 ch, [3 DC, 1 CH, 3 DC] in next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 SC in next ch, repeat from *. Turn.
Row 2: 3 CH, skip first sc, 3 DCtog over next 3 dc, *7 CH, skip 1 ch, 6 DCtog over next 6 dc (leaving 1 sc between groups unworked), repeat from * ending with 3 DCtog over last 3 dc, 1 DC in 1 ch. Turn.
Row 3: 3 CH, skip first dc, 3 DC in top of 3 dc tog, *1 SC in 1 ch sp between dcs from row below (enclosing the center of the 7 ch), [3 DC, 1 CH, 3 DC] in top of 6 dc tog, repeat from * ending 3 DC in top of 3 dc tog, 1 DC in 3rd of 3 ch. Turn.
Row 4: 4 CH, skip first dc, *6 DCtog over next 6 dc (leaving 1 sc between groups unworked), 7 CH, skip 1 ch, repeat from * ending 3 CH, 1 SC in 3rd of 3 ch. Turn.
Row 5: 1 CH, skip [first sc and 3 ch], *[3 DC, 1 CH, 3 DC] in top of 6 dc tog, 1 SC in 1 ch sp between dcs 1 row below (enclosing the center of the 7 ch), repeat from *, ending 1 SC in first of 4 ch. Turn.
Rows 6 through 17: Repeat Rows 2 through Row 5.
Row 18: 3 CH, skip first sc, 3 DCtog over next 3 dc, *3 CH, sc in ch sp, 3 CH, 6 DCtog over next 6 dc (leaving 1 sc between groups unworked), repeat from * ending with 3 DCtog over last 3 dc, 1 DC in 1 ch.
Total Rows: 18 rows
Border Row 1: sc around with 3 sc in every corner
Border Row 2: hdc around with 3 hdc in every corner
Be Creative & Keep Creating!