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Dishcloths or washcloths are probably the first items a beginner crocheter would make. Make a few of them using this crochet pattern and you have an eco-friendly towel for all your kitchen cleaning purposes. Make them in different colors, say one for cleaning your dishes and one for cleaning your kitchen surface and so on. Take care to use 100% cotton yarn for good absorbency as well as that roughness that will leave your dishes squeaky clean.
1. Worsted weight cotton yarn. Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux in colors Olive and Purple were used for the samples along with a small amount of Lily Sugar n’ Cream in color Ecru for the border.
2. Hook H(5 mm)
3. Yarn needle for weaving in the ends
Finished Size: 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 inch square
Gauge: 16 dc sts= 4 inches
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
V st: (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the same ch or st.
Row 1: Chain 33, V st in 4th ch from hook, *(sk 2, V st in next), repeat from * across until 2 chs left, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc in last ch. turn.——–32 sts including the chains
Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc here and throughout), *(3 dc in ch-1 space of next V st), repeat from * to last V-st, 1 dc on top of turning ch 2, turn.—— 32 dc
Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as hdc here and throughout), sk next dc, V st in next dc *( skip next 2 dc, V st in next dc), repeat from * until 1 dc and beginning ch 3 is left, 1 hdc on top of turning ch 3, turn.———–32 sts including the chains
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until your dishcloth is an 8-inch square. Do not fasten off.
Ch 1 at corner and turn, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(1 sc in next 29 sts until you reach the corner, 3 sc in corner, distribute 29 sc sts along the next side of the square, 3 sc in next corner), repeat from * one more time, sl st to first sc while picking up the cream color yarn. Ch 1 with cream color, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *( ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner st. Repeat from * until you work 3sc in the last corner, sl st to the first sc of the round, fasten off.
Weave in any tails left.