Crochet an easy dishcloth for your home using cotton yarn. This free pattern is a beautiful, functional addition to any kitchen or bath. Wash dishes or clean up messy faces in style!
Sometimes patterns come together, and are happy surprises! The lacy Primrose & Proper Dishcloth started out as a swatch I stitched up to demo the edging for the Primrose & Proper Super Scarf CAL that is going on this month. It was such a cute little square that I had to turn it into something usable, especially since Mother’s Day is this weekend, and we all know cleaning cloths are something moms use-a lot! Not only can it be used as a dishcloth, it could also be used for a spa day set, or as a pad to set hot dishes on (but not to get them out of the oven–there are too many holes for that). I’ve even put in stitch counts in the “Additional Notes” section for turning this into a placemat. I just can’t stop! 😀
Happy Mother’s Day! <3
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5mm (H) hook, or hook needed to obtain measurements.
40-50 yards of Lily Sugar’n Cream in “Rose Pink”, or “Wine” or the color of your choice
a mother you know, and love (mother figures also count)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be in the front). Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop. Just a note, when you turn, the back of the stitch will be facing you!
Not especially important for these. These dishcloths are gauged in love. 😉
9″ x 9″
-Ch 2, and ch 3 do count as first stitch of row unless otherwise indicated.
-With the previous note in mind, I’ve put turning instructions at the beginning of the row to hopefully make things easier for beginners working this pattern. This keeps rows all together.
-Want even more options? (That’s a silly question–of course you do!) Try chaining 49 for a placemat, and repeat rows 3-6 4 or 5 more times, before adding the boarder. You’re welcome. 😉
Primrose & Proper Dishcloth:
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (27)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, and hdc in 3rd loop of next hdc from previous row, and in each remaining 3rd loop. Your final hdc of the row will go in the top of ch 2 from previous row. (27)
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as an hdc), turn, [sc, ch 2, sc] in 2nd stitch, *skip 2 stitches, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next* At the end you will have one stitch left, put an hdc in that stitch (top of ch 2 from previous row). (9 bumps)
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first ch 2 space from previous row, *3 dc in next ch 2 space* in the final ch 2 space put 2 dc, and 1 dc in the top of the ch 2 from previous row. (27)
Row 5: ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (27)
Row 6: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, and hdc in 3rd loop of next hdc from previous row, and in each remaining 3rd loop. At the end, don’t forget to put a hdc in the top of ch 2 from previous row! (27)
Repeat rows 3-6 2 more times, then move to the edging:
After finishing row 6 repeat, ch 1, turn, and sl st over into 2nd stitch of row, [sc, ch 2, sc] in 2nd stitch, *skip 2 stitches, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next Repeat this pattern around the outside of the scarf. When you get to corners you should have 1 stitch left, sl st into it and start your next [sc, ch 2, sc] group in the first stitch along the edge.
I would love to see a picture when you’re done, so please feel free to come by my Facebook group and show off your project! Be sure to tag @kirstenhollowaydesigns when you share pictures of your finished dishcloths on Instagram, and use #primroseandproperdishcloth
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