Designing for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been such a wonderful excuse to revisit my collection of stitch dictionaries. I love pouring through these collections and experimenting with new stitches. This one in particular stood out to me – I loved how the cluster stitch resembled a star, but adding it against stripes created what looked like a flower or vegetable garden to me. I knew that I had found my inspiration for the next dishcloth.
The entire dishcloth is made up of simple single crochet stitches, worked back and forth. The star clusters are worked on the first row of each stripe and peeks into the color block of the previous stripe.
I decided to go with a neutral color palette for mine (I used Cotlin in Swan and Wallaby), though the possibilities for color experimentation are endless! Also, the stripes make it great for using up small amounts of leftover yarn that have been lingering in the stash.
You can find the pattern download for Étoile here:
And you can find all of the 52 Weeks of Dishcloth patterns here: