I’ve sort of gotten obsessed with a certain stitch pattern over the past few weeks. Ever since I made the Market Tote Bag, I’ve been thinking of other ways to use the (1 SC + 1 DC) combo. I really love how such simple concepts can make such beautiful things.
Well, as I was working on the Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Blanket, I started thinking that the stitch combo would make a great dish cloth. It’s relatively tight, and offers a pretty textured pattern. That, and some cotton yarn, are about all you need for a good dishcloth pattern!
I used Sugar & Cream in Yellow and Country Stripes for the two examples in my photos. You can find Sugar & Cream yarn on Amazon if you don’t have a craft store nearby (bless your heart).
I also made two different sizes; one is 9″x9″, which is the size I prefer my dishcloths to be, and the other is about 7″x7″, which is more standard from what I’ve seen of others’ patterns and finished items on sites like Etsy. The pattern below is for the 7″x7″ dishcloth; to make it closer to 9″x9″, you should Ch29 to begin.
The “Handmade with Special Care” wrapper you can see in the photo is available as a free download right here.
Hook: I (5.50mm)
Yarn: Worsted Cotton. I used Sugar & Cream in “Yellow” and “Country Stripes” for the examples in the photos above.
Finished Size: Approx. 7″x7″ (You can easily increase or decrease the size by adding to your starting Ch; just make sure you start with an odd number of Ch)
When working in rows, I usually do my starting chain and first row in a hook one size bigger than the pattern asks for. I tend to chain tightly, which pulls at the finished project if I don’t use a larger hook to start. You can do the same if you wish. It is not noted in the pattern.
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To Begin: Ch23.
Row 1: In 3rd Ch from hook, 1SC + 1DC. (Skip next St; 1 SC + 1 DC in next St) across.
Row 2: Ch2; turn. (Skip next St; 1 SC + 1 DC in next St) across. (Note: You are working between the SC+DC pairings from the previous row. If you stretch out the row a bit, you’ll be able to see the small spaces in which you’ll be working. The last stitches will go in the Ch2 space from the previous row.)
Rows 3-20: Repeat row 2.
Edging: Ch 1. SC around the dishcloth, adding 3 SC in each corner. Fasten off; weave in ends.
This is a fantastic pattern. I like it because it has character on both sides. I will be saving this pattern. Worked up beautifully. Many thanks
I’m also confused at this point. If you also do the sc/dc in the ch 2 space, then it seems like you’re not skipping a stich, just going from the last stitch right into that space. It is a ch 2, so maybe that makes sense, but so far on row 4 it doesn’t look right, like row 3 & 4 are bigger than the first 2 rows. Maybe it will work look right after or a bit, or maybe there is something I’m misunderstanding.
Nevermind, I figured it out! For those of you that are confused, you’re not actually crocheting into a single crochet or a double crochet stitch, but, like Rebecca says in the pattern, into the space between the sets of them. I just couldn’t see it with my yarn right away. Correct me if I’m wrong though Rebecca! And thanks for the pattern.
I meant I do not see an answer. Thanks
Love the pattern – especially the colours u chose – the one “country stripes” really looks awesome next to the yellow. I am trying the pattern but hv a question about row 3. I get to the last st (the one before ch2) & make the sc + dc in the st then it is the ch2 – do I make a sc + dc in the ch2 as well after finishing the sc + dc in stitch before ch2??? I am confused. Am I reading the pattern right? Any help u can give me wud be appreciated. Many tks.
I have the same question as Helen but do see an answer. Also, in the directions on Row 2 it states CH 2, turn. Does it mean CH 2 and turn on Row 1 or CH 2 and turn on Row? Wondering if that is where the confusion is with the end of the rows. Thank you for answering our questions. I appreciate the patterns you share with us.
I might I do not see an answer. Thanks
Thank you for sharing. This is a great pattern for a dishcloth. It has style, unlike plain single or double crochet.
Hey there thanks for publishing this pattern. I looked everywhere for a pattern I used to make years ago. I believe this is a very old pattern for making dishcloths or face cloths.
You’re welcome! While I’m sure I’m not the first to use this stitch to make dishcloth, this particular pattern came from my own mind. 🙂
I love this pattern. Can’t wait to dig out my cotton yarn & get hooking 😀
I was able to use Print Friendly for this pattern.
Ahh i made some of your hats last winter and just came upon your page again only to find more amazing patterns. I seriously plan to make at least 98% of these. Love love love your patterns!!!!!!