This is a Quick & Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern that I made for the Yarndale 2021 Creative Project. This easy pattern is available in two versions and works up pretty quickly (a tad over half an hour). You can also adjust the size if you like, so you could make it bigger for a face cloth or flannel. One version is corner to corner and the other version is crocheted from the bottom up.
These have been preoccupying me on and off over the last few months. Once I get an idea in my head, even for something as humble as a dish cloth, I can’t let it go. The question to myself was – can I make a quick and easy crochet dishcloth that only uses 25g of cotton Aran/worsted yarn so that I can get 2 cloths out of each ball? Then, what’s the quickest, simplest AND most suitable stitch?… single crochet (uk double) is too slow, double crochet (uk treble) is too “open”… so half double (uk half treble) it is. Can I make it from corner to corner to give more flexibility with size? I.e. keep going until it’s the desired size rather than having a fixed size defined by the chains to start. This took a bit of experimenting because it’s not as simple as increasing the same number of stitches each row due to the height of the stitch. How about a bit of texture to add some visual interest without complicating things with fancy stitches? … ok, let’s work through the back loops. Then finish off with a simple yet quick border that doesn’t require too much stress along the edges of the work trying to decipher “what’s what” – solution : quick & dirty single crochet & chain 1 border. 10 dishcloths later and I’ve cracked the formula. Each one takes about 30 minutes. All of them will be donated to the Yarndale Worldwide Creative Community Project to raise funds for Martin House.
Tools & Materials
Aran or Worsted weight cotton (un-mercerized works best).
Hook – 4.5mm / G or H.
Here are some suggested yarns:
Quick & Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Features 2 Versions
1. Bottom Up
2. Corner to Corner
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