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”, “Wine”, “Ecru”, or the color of your choice
a mother you know, and love (mother figures also count)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
sp/sps = space/spaces
prev = previous
Working in the 3rd Loop of hdc – 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” made by the “yarn over”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”. This is called the 3rd loop. When you are working in rows, this 3rd loop will be facing you after you turn!
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.
-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 and Proper Cotton Dishcloth Pattern (US Terms):
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as first hdc), hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. (27)
Row 2: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. Note: final hdc of row will be worked in top of ch-2 from prev row. (27)
Row 3: (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from * across, hdc in top of ch-2 from prev row, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn. (9 bumps)
Row 4: 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across, 2 dc in final ch-2 sp, dc in top of ch-2 from prev row, ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc of next row). (27)
Row 5: hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. (27)
Row 6: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. Note: final hdc of row will be worked in top of ch-2 from prev row. (27)
Repeat rows 3-6 2 more times, then move to the edging:
After finishing row 6 repeat, ch 1, turn, sl st over into 2nd st of row, (sc, ch 2, sc), *sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from * around the outside edge of the dishcloth. When you get to corners you should have 1 st left, sl st into it and start your next (sc, ch 2, sc) group in the first st along the edge.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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