Adjusting to the times…
Why a crochet dishcloth? Things are crazy right now, for all of us. We’re stuck at home, grocery store shelves are empty and we’re all just trying to adjust. It seemed like the perfect time to bust out my cotton yarn and make some crochet dish towels, since its nearly impossible to find paper towels lately. Plus, an easy project that I can zone out to is just what I need right now, am I right?!
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perfect stash buster
This pattern is great for using up that cotton yarn you’ve had sitting around. Some pieces of scrap colors would be perfect for the accent stripes. These even make great housewarming gifts.
This dish towel is made by doing a double crochet, single crochet stitch combo. You will be doing both a dc and a sc in the same stitch and skipping the next stitch, then continuing this stitch pattern throughout. This makes a subtle texture that I think works great for a dishtowel.
- The finished dishcloth measures 13″ L x 11″ W (blocked)
- If you want a longer towel you can add more rows to the middle.
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- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- rep – repeat
- sk – skip
- st(s) – stitch(es)
8sts x 7rows = 2”x2” square of dc sc repeats
- 5mm crochet hook I use these or this set
- Yarn: Hobby Lobby I love this cotton or Lion Brand 24/7 cotton These are both great options, both super soft cotton yarns. But, feel free to use whatever cotton yarn you have on hand.
- Yards: one skein for Color A (about 180 yds) and about 3yds for Color B.
ch 48 sts
Row 1 (dc,sc) in 4th ch from hook, [sk 1 st, (dc, sc) in the next st] rep to end of row, ch1, turn
Row 2-3 (dc, sc) in first st, [sk 1 st, (dc, sc) in the next st] rep to end of row, ch1, turn
Row 4 (dc, sc) in first st, [sk 1 st, (dc, sc) in the next st] rep to end of row, ch1, turn
Row 5 rep row 4
Row 6 rep row 4
Rows 7-33 rep row 4
Row 34 rep row 4
Row 35 rep row 4
Row 36 rep row 4
Rows 37-39 rep row 4, do not ch1 at the end of row 39
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You may sell items created from this pattern but, please credit Elena and Kamila. This pattern is for personal use . This pattern and photographs are property of Elena and Kamila, Please do not alter, rewrite or resell this pattern.
In step two, should my last DC and SC be in the last stitch of the starting chain or the next to last? For some reason mine keeps ending up in the next to last and that doesn’t seem right.
Hi Natasha, you are correct the ch count was off by one thank you for pointing it out. I have made the correction, let me know if you have any other questions!