Most of the time when you crochet, you have a right and wrong side; but for this dishcloth, I happen to love both sides. On one side you have the crossed stitches and then on the other side you have a different kind of texture. You decide which side you like best, and then work your edging from your favorite side.
I like my dishcloths on the small side, but you could make it any size that you wanted to by starting off with any multiple of 2 plus 1. With that said, you could just as easy make a coaster, a hotpad or a placemat to match. Or perhaps a kitchen rug as well. :)
Hope you enjoy.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 2″ over 7 sc sts.
Finished Size: 7.5″ x 7.5″
RS = Right Side
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Flo = Front Loops Only
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, hdc in next ch, hdc in skipped ch; rep from * across to last ch, hdc in last ch. (20 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Working in flo, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. (20 sts) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; rep from * across to last st, hdc in last st. Turn.
Rows 4-15: Rep rows 2 & 3. At row 15 Do not FO, continue with edging.
Edging: Both sides of the fabric look good (in my eyes anyway). So decide which side you want as the RS. Then work the edging with Your RS facing.
Rnd 1: Work 18 sc evenly across each side with 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. (84 sts)
Rnd 2: Working in blo, sc around with 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. (92 sts)
Rnd 3: Rep rnd 2. (100 sts) FO.
Thank you so much to my awesome testers for testing this dishcloth:
Gracie Bush – American Crochet