First, I start the same way I made the first segment of the octagonal dishcloth.
|The first half of one side of the square|
|TSS in all except the last stitch|
|One less stitch in the next row|
|And again in the next row|
|One side of the square complete|
Now it's time to get tricky.I normally repeat the last row before starting to increase again.
|TSS in second vertical bar|
|TSS in second vb and in last vb of second last row of previous segment|
|TSS in next 2 vb and last vb of 3rd last row of previous segment|
|Half of the second side complete|
|Second side complete|
Make the third side in the same manner as the second. On the fourth side, the first half is the same as the previous 2 sides.
|Three sides and half of the fourth complete|
|The hook is now inserted (pity about the quality of the pic but it's the best I can do with my current camera).|
|Ready to complete the return pass|
TSS across to the second last stitch as on previous quarters, insert hook in the next stitch back on the first quarter.
|Hook thru next stitch ready for yo.|
|Ready to complete return pass|
If this sounds too difficult, you can always complete the last quarter in the same manner as the previous 3 and sew up the seam, I can't see that it would make a great deal of difference.
|Last quarter complete, ready to do the border|
|Complete dishcloth ready to have loose threads sewn in.|
As previous, all bouquets, brickbats and other comments will be gratefully accepted.
Next week I will show you how I work the short rows in the return pass to make another octagonal dishcloth.