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Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern

Introducing the Mercerized cotton yarn dishcloth pattern, your new kitchen essential! Trust me, once you try this, you won’t want to go back to regular dishcloths.

The crochet dishcloth works up quick and easy, making it great for beginners and crocheters of all skill levels.

A cotton yarn dishcloth is draped over a glass.

Finished Size

Although square after crocheting, it stretches to a length of about 11″ when wet. So it’s a fairly decent-sized cloth, even though it looks small after completion. How you make it is up to you, but you can always decrease by a few rows if 11″ long is too big. Adding an edging may help to keep the dishcloth more on the square side.

The with also can easily be adjusted if needed in any even number of chains.

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About the Yarn

I worked this dishcloth in Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, a mercerized yarn. The mercerization process involves a chemical treatment that helps to make the yarn strong and durable by shrinking the cotton fibers down. The process also improves the luster and helps prevent pilling, shrinkage, and discoloration, which are often a concern when washing cotton.

The yarn tends to have a stiffness to it, which makes it great for scrubbing pots and pans, sinks, floors and other areas that could use a good clean!

One downside, the fibers are not as absorbent as some of the other cotton suitable for dishcloths.

Although marketed as a worsted weight yarn, it seems a lot thinner and gives you a lighter fabric than most other dishcloth cottons.

Overall, the yarn is a great choice for making dishcloths and srubbers.

24/7 Cotton

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The Stitches

The pattern is worked simply with a row of single crochets alternated with a row of single crochets and chains one spaces. You can’t really see the spaces in the image above, but once the cloth is wet it stretches nicely and you have a nice flexible cloth for washing your dishes.

Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern

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Materials

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – 24/7 Cotton (Medium, #4; 100% Mercerized Cotton; 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m) Color: Silver, 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
  • Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 4 sts = 1".
  • Finished Size: 7.25" by 7.25"

Abbreviations

  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Instructions

  • Ch 30,
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [29 sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. [14 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st and ch across. Turn. [29 sts]
  • Rows 4-31: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten Off at last row.

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