Wash up with this lightly textured, corner to corner crochet dishcloth. The bright colors and simple texture works equally well for dishes, bath time, and more. Best of all, you can easily adjust the pattern to any size you need!
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2019 Washcloth Crochet Along
I designed this corner to corner crochet dishcloth for the CAL Central 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along. Follow along for a new washcloth pattern every Monday through August 19th, and of course, there is a giveaway too! See the giveaway details and full schedule, including links to the rest of the July patterns, in this intro post on Underground Crafter.
Paintbox Cotton DK
Lovecrafts generously provided the Paintbox Cotton DK yarn that I used in this pattern. I love this yarn for dishcloths because it’s very soft and absorbent. It comes in a wide array of colors too. Because the skeins are smaller, you can mix and match colors without having tons left over.
Lovecrafts is providing some of this lovely yarn as one of the giveaway prizes as well. Be sure to check out the giveaway details on the main CAL post.
From Corner to Corner
Most often, when people say “corner to corner” or “c2c”, they are talking about diagonal box stitch. But there are a surprising array of stitches that can be worked from corner to corner. This particular dishcloth uses a fun, half double crochet pattern that I’ve been playing with a lot recently. For a very simple stitch, it adds a lot of rich texture! I also particularly love the way the color change row came out.
Working into the 3rd loop
The texture of this dishcloth is created by alternating between working normal half double crochet stitches, and working half double crochet stitches into the third loop. The third loop is in the front and just below the front and back loops that we normally work into.
For a more detailed look at working into the third loop of hdc, see this tutorial
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- Paintbox Cotton DK Yarn (100% cotton, 137 yds / 50g per ball).
- 60 yds #427 Slate Green (A)
- 60 yds #456 Vintage Pink (B)
- Size G / 4 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Tapestry Needle
Easy: Basic stitches in a repeating pattern. Working in 3rd loop of half double crochet.
10-inch square after blocking – size can be adjusted if desired.
14 hdc x 13 rows = 4 inches. Exact gauge isn’t critical. Use pattern as gauge swatch – after row 10, you should have a triangle that is 4 inches long on each of the 2 shorter sides.
(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
RS = right side
Color A – Increasing
With A, ch 2
Row 1: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (5 sts).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd loop of next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, [hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd loop of next st] across to last 2 sts, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (9 sts)
Repeat row 4 twenty more times, change to B at end of last row, fasten off A. (49 sts).
To change the size, add more or fewer repeats of row 4 as desired.
Color B – Decreasing
Row 1 (RS): With B, ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. Place a marker in the first st of this row. (49 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, [hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd loop of next st] across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st. (47 sts)
Repeat row 2 twenty two more times, or until 3 stitches remain. (3 sts)
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in last st, fasten off. (1 hdc).
With right side facing, join B with a sl st in first st of row 1 of color B section. This should be where your tails are from when you changed colors.
- Working across sides of rows of color B: , work 37 sc evenly spaced to corner, ch 1, work 37 sc evenly spaced to next corner, change to A.
- Working across sides of rows of color A, work 37 sc evenly spaced to corner, ch 1, work 37 sc evenly spaced to starting corner, join with sl st to first st of edging, fasten off.
I hope you enjoy making this corner to corner crochet dishcloth pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.
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