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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A Dishcloth in (less than) a Day Free *Crochet* Pattern

image (c) Ruth Windover
I love crocheted dishcloths!!  

*Confession!*  I actually love crochet dishcloths more than knitted dishcloths.

For some reason, in my mind, dishcloths clean better when they have the little holes in them created from crochet, while knitted cloths make better facecloths (aka washcloths). My favourite washcloth is my "Bee Sweet Washcloth pattern" which can be found:



I'm not the only one who seems to love these dishcloths.  My mother-in-law frequently requests handmade dishcloths (although, I don't think it makes a difference to her how they are created 😊 as I have experimented on her making an assortment of knitted and crocheted cloths over the years).

The pattern for this post is for my personal favourite dish-cleaning cloth: A Dishcloth in (less than) a Day.  

As the name implies, the cloths work up quick and, in my opinion, scrub effectively.  They really only take about an hour but I named them "in a Day" because once kids, dinner, cleaning, life, etc are factored in it feels like they take the whole day!!

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With nothing left to say . . . on to the pattern!!




Dishcloth in (less than) a Day
       ~by Ruth Windover

image (c) Ruth Windover
craft:
crochet

skill level:
intermediate

size: 
approx 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm) 
after blocking

gauge:
16 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches in sc

materials:
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (MC) approx. 70 yards
  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (CC) approx. 12 yards 

abbreviations:
Ch     chain
st       stitch

sc      single crochet
hdc    half double crochet

Sk      skip


pattern:

beginning with MC, ch 40. 

Row 1 -  sc in 2nd ch from hook.  sc across (39 sts)
image (c) Ruth Windover

Row 2 -  Ch 3 (counts as first hdc + Ch 1 throughout pattern - pictured to left).  Sk next st.  hdc in next.  *Ch 1.  Sk next st.  hdc in next.  repeat from * to end (20 hdc's and 19 chain spaces)


Row 3 -  Ch 3.  hdc in the second chain space (as pictured below).  Ch 1.  *hdc in the next chain space.  Ch 1.  repeat from * to last chain space.  Ch1.  hdc in 2nd chain of the chain 3 from previous row. (20 hdc's and 19 chain spaces)

Repeat row 3 two more times.
image (c) Ruth Windover

Row 6 -  Ch 1.  sc in first chain space.  *sc in top of previous rounds hdc.  sc in next chain space.  Repeat from * to last chain space. sc in 2nd chain of the chain 3 from the previous row (39)

change to CC

Row 7 -  Ch 1.  sc across (39)

Repeat row 7 three more times

change to MC

Row 11 -  Ch 1. sc across (39)

Row 12 -  Ch 3.  Sk next st.  hdc in next.  *Ch 1.  Sk next st.  hdc in next.  repeat from * to end (20 hdc's and 19 chain spaces)
image (c) Ruth Windover

Row 13 -  Ch 3.  hdc in the second chain space.  Ch 1.  *hdc in the next chain space.  Ch 1.  repeat from * to last chain space.  Ch1.  hdc in 2nd chain of the chain 3 from previous row. (20 hdc's and 19 chain spaces)

Repeat row 13 until piece from cast on edge measures approximately 9 1/4 inches.

Next Row -  Ch 1.  sc in first chain space.  *sc in top of previous rounds hdc.  sc in next chain space.  Repeat from * to last chain space. sc in 2nd chain of the chain 3 from the previous row (39)

Last Row -  sc across


Bind off and weave in all ends.  Block if desired




Thanks for crocheting with Red Mitten Designs!!

DO NOT claim this pattern as your own. If you sell items made with this pattern, please provide a link back wherever possible (it's the kind thing to do!) Thanks for crafting with me! Enjoy!!

All images copyright Ruth Windover. Do not use without permission

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  2. That's so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting Ara Yuu! I really appreciate it :)

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