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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Easy Dishcloth Pattern - Crochet

Easy Dishcloth Pattern
Copyright: January 2007 by Gail E and Wendy G

1 ball of worsted weight cotton yarn (such as Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream)
H hook
Large eye needle for working ends in

ch 30

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. ch 1, turn

Row 2: sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * to end of row. ch 2, turn.

NOTE: If you crochet tightly, ch 3 instead of ch 2 for your turning chain.

Row 3: dc in 2nd st, * dc in each sc and ch1 space * to end of row. ch 1, turn.

Row 4 – 17: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Row 18: Repeat row 2. ch 1, turn.

Row 19: sc in 1st st and each st across. Finish off yarn and weave ends in before adding border.

Border Row 1 (contrast color is best): join with sl st to any corner st. 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch. * sc in every st to next corner. 1 sc, ch 1, 1sc in corner stitch. * Repeat from * on all sides of cloth, being careful to work 2 sc into each side of dc st on side of cloth and 1 sc in each sc st on side of cloth (both sides). Join with sl st to beginning sc st in 1st corner.

Border Row 2 : ch 2, 1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in ch 1 sp of corner. Ch 1, sk 1 (will actually be the other sc corner st), hdc in next st. * Ch1, sk1, hdc in next st all the way to next corner. At corner, in Ch 1 sp 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.* Repeat from * all the away around the cloth. Join with sl st into the 2nd chain of the 1st hdc in corner. Finish off and weave ends in.

The dishcloth should be close to square, so you can add more of Rows 2 & 3 or do fewer of them to get the length to match the width. It is not imperative that the dishcloth be square, so don’t get nervous about it.

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