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Cross-Over Long DC Textured Dishcloth Pattern

Here is a quick to crochet, yet beautifully textured dishcloth pattern. The crocheted dishcloth has a lovely lacy texture that is sure to look great in any kitchen decor. Although a bit lacy, it’s fairly solid, making it a great for all your cleaning needs.

Cross-Over Long DC Dishcloth ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Cross-Over Long DC Dishcloth ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

You don’t need much yarn, making it great for busting through your stash of cotton yarn. And that also makes it ideal for a last-minute gift idea! So why not whip up a bunch to have them ready! I’m sure they’ll be appreciated by just about everyone.

Work it up in a solid color as shown, or choose a few bright and lively colors.

The Finished Size

The finished size is only 6.75″ by 6.75″. It’s kind of small, but you can easily increase that if you like in any multiple of 4+3. Thus, it’s easy to make a coaster or a placemat to match!

Recommended Yarn

Cotton yarn is always my go-to when it comes to dish and washcloths! It is much more durable, it’s absorbent, and is much more effective when it comes to scrubbing.

I like to use Bernat Handicrafter, which is a worsted weight yarn. But there are many other brands that can work just as well.

The Stitch Pattern

The stitch pattern is for intermediate crocheters. But if you know how to make the crochet cross-stitch then you will have no problem crocheting this dishcloth.

The cross over long double crochet is made by skipping a stitch. Work three half doubles, and then backtrack and work a long double crochet into the skipped stitch. This slants the stitch diagonally, which gives it the beautiful look.

The stitch is alternated between rows of single crochets.

Cross-Over Long Double Crochet

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Cross-Over Long DC Dishcloth ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

Cross-Over Long DC Textured Dishcloth Pattern

Crochet this dishcloth in any size by increasing or decreasing in the stitch multiple provided.
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Materials

Finished Size

  • 6.75" by 6.75"

Abbreviations

  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Fldc = Front Loop Double Crochet
  • Flhdc = Front Loop Half Double Crochet
  • Flsc = Front Loop Single Crochet
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Instructions

  • Ch 23, or any multiple of 4 + 3.
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (22 sts). Turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 1, flhdc in first st, *sk next st, flhdc in next 3 sts, fldc in skipped st; rep from * across; flhdc in last st. (22 sts) Turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, flsc in first st and into each st across. Turn.
  • Rows 4-13: Rep rows 2 and 3.

Edging:

  • Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.

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