Enjoy this crochet dishcloth in your kitchen or in the bathroom. The pretty lace and texture is not only perfect for scrubbing, but it’s also decorative and sure to brighten any room. Thus, you could also use this as a pretty doily mat throughout the home.
And what’s even better is that the pattern includes a stitch multiple making it easy to crochet this to any size you like. I could see a placemat to match, a table runner or a mat for your vanity and coffee tables.
I used a cotton yarn, as I prefer that in the kitchen. But if using it for around the home, you could just as well substitute any yarn you like. And feel free to change up the colors for some cheerful and/or holiday stripes.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton #4
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 3″ over 9 sts.
Finished Size: 7.5″ by 7.5″
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Yo = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Puff Stitch (Puff st): [Yo, insert hk into st, yo and pull through] 3 times (7 loops on hk), yo and pull through all 7 loops.
Ch 23, or any multiple of 3 + 2.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [22 sts]
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st, now and throughout), (sc, puff st, ch 2) in first st, *sk next 2 sts, (sc, puff st, ch 2) in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. [8 sc, 7 puff sts and 7 ch-2 sps]
Row 3: Skipping all chs and puff sts, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in first sc and into each sc st across omitting the last ch-3. Turn. [7 ch-3 sps]
Row 4: Ch 1, sk first st, 3 hdc in first ch-3 sp and into each ch-3 sp across, hdc in last sc. Turn. [22 hdc]
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first hdc and into each hdc across. Turn. [22 sc]
Rows 6-17: Rep Rows 2-5.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 19: Ch 1, sc 22 sts evenly across. (I skipped all chs and worked into all sc and into both spaces on top of each puff st for a total of 22 sts.)
Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner. Join with slip stitch to first sc. Fasten Off.
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