The Alternate Dishcloth | Free Crochet Pattern
This crocheted dishcloth is the second in my Spring Dishcloth Collection! This is the perfect dishcloth for the beginner who is looking for a standard single crochet dishcloth...with a little twist. Consider this the perfect alternate!
Approximately 30 grams/60 yards of any cotton yarn (sample uses WeCrochet Dishie in Kenai)
Optional: Approximately 2 grams/5 yards of any contrast color yarn for the border (sample uses WeCrochet Dishie in White)
Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
Yarn Needle to weave in ends
Ruler to check gauge if desired
It is not necessary to achieve a certain gauge for this project, but if you want the same dimensions as the sample I suggest checking.
8 stitches by 8 rows = 2 inches in single crochet, in pattern
MC: main color
CC: contrast color
sc: single crochet
*...*: repeat the instructions in the asterisks
f/o: finish off
Find the yarn used for the sample here.
Follow along with the full video tutorial: https://youtu.be/R_nRZs_yy-4
This dishcloth is made by creating a square, then adding an optional border for a neat finish.
The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. This is the turning chain, and will allow the edges to remain nice and straight.
When worked to pattern, your dishcloth will measure approximately 8 inches wide by 8 inches tall.
Feel free to adjust the size of your dishcloth by chaining less/more stitches to make it narrower/wider. Simply repeat row 2 until it is square.
Row 1: in the third ch from the hook, work 2 sc. *sk one ch, sc 2 in next ch* until the end of the row. (26 sts)
Row 2: ch 2 and turn. sk the first st, work 2 sc into the next st *skip next st, sc 2 in next st* until the end of the row. (26 sts)
Rows 3-27: repeat row 2
f/o and proceed to finishing
Attach a new strand of yarn to any stitch on row 25. Sc in each st, and sc 3 sts in ea corner. On the sides, place one single crochet stitch in every row you worked. Continue until you reach the first stitch you made.
f/o, and weave in any ends remaining.
Enjoy your new dishcloth!
Until next time,
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