I am going to assume that those reading this know how to do chains and tunisian simple stitch. If you don't, there are plenty of tutorials, complete with videos, available on the net.
Since I am using 4 ply cotton I start with 25 chain. You would only need 15 chain if making this in 8 ply (DK) or 10 ply (worsted).
|First stitch picked up|
|After first return pass|
|Second row picked up|
|Second row complete|
Continue picking up one extra stitch in the chain each row until all stitches in the starting chain have been used.
|First segment, all stitches picked up|
|First segment complete|
TSS in the second bar of the row and return.
|First row of second segment picked up|
|First row of second segment complete|
TSS in second vb and next vb of last row of first segment.
|Second row of second segment picked up|
And continue in this manner until all stitches in the final row of the first segment have been use.
|Third row picked up|
|Second segment complete|
Continue with the third and subsequent segments the same as the second.
Most of the short rows tunisian dishcloths I've seen have been hexagonal, but when I got to 6 segments I couldn't see any way that this would sit flat once sewn up as there was too big of a gap between the 1st and 6th segments.
|Dishcloth after 6 segments complete|
So I did 2 more segments, slipped stitched along the last row to neaten it up before cutting the yarn leaving enough tail to sew up the seam.
|All 8 segments complete|
|dish cloth after seam was sewn.|
I then re-attached the yarn to the out side and did a dc (US sc) border.
|Finished dishcloth with dc border and all ends sewn in.|
If you have any questions, bouquets, brickbats, suggestion for more tutorials you think I could show you or any others comments, please don't hold back.
For my next trick, I plan to show you how to make a square using the same technique.