Friday, January 22, 2010

Dishcloth Crazy (and a pattern)

Yes, it's true.  I love making dishcloths.  I love the feel of handmade dischloths, and in my opinion, they scrub so much better than store bought.

Here's my simple crochet dishcloth pattern.  No frills, just your basic granny square cloth.

Lilly Sugar 'n Creme cotton yarn
Smaller hook, size G or H to make a tight pattern.

Ch 6, join with sl st to make a ring
Round 1:  ch 3, 2 dc, (ch 3, 3 dc) 3 times, ch 3, sl st in top of ch 3 to join
Round 2:  sl st in next 2 dc and ch 3 sp, {ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc} in same ch 3 sp, {(ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp} 3 times, ch 1, sl st in top of ch 3 to join.  Ch 3 to begin new round.
Round 3:  {2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc} in corner, *{ch 1, 3 dc} in each ch 1 sp of previous row, {3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc} in next corner*.  Repeat from * to * until reaching first dc (ch 3).  Join with sl st.  This is your basic pattern for each additional round.  Make sure to join each round before chaining 3 to start a new round

Repeat Round 2 until the dishcloth is the size you prefer.  Mine consist of 9 rounds.  Note that, as you add more rounds, to make {3 dc} in each {ch 1 sp} from the previous round.  So, on any given side, your pattern will look similar to this:

{3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc} in corner, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, {3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc} in corner 

Feel free to comment if you have any questions.  With any knowledge of your basic Granny Square, this should be a piece of cake!  I made three in one afternoon last week.  Enjoy!

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