Written Pattern for Creating a Dishcloth

Adrienne K.

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In my previous article How to Make a Chain stitch I explained how to create a slip knot (sk) on your hook and how to make a basic chain stitch (cs). In this article we’re going to build on those skills and learn how to make a simple dishcloth.

For this project you’ll need:

  1. Cotton yarn (medium weight)
  2. Crochet Hook (size J)
  3. Scissors

Let’s Begin- 1st Row

For this part of the article you’ll want to refer to How to Make a Chain stitch if you’re not familiar with crochet, it will teach you how to make a slip knot and how to chain.

  1. With your yarn and hook make a slip knot
  2. Chain(stitch) 22 stitches (ch22)

Yay!!!! You’ve just created your first row!!!! Great job!!!!

Next Steps- 2nd Row

Once you create 22 stitches, you’re going to chain 1 (ch1) more and turn your work and begin your second row on your dishcloth using single crochet.

Single Crochet (sc) 2nd Row

  1. Place crochet hook in second stitch from hook
  2. Grab yarn with hook (you should have 2 chains wrapped around hook)
  3. Pull yarn on hook through both chains

Voila! You’ve created your first single crochet!!!

Now repeat steps 1–3 until you reach the end of your row.

Row 3

Once you reach the end of row 2, you’re going to chain 1 (ch1) turn your work and do exactly what you did for row 2 once again. You’ll do this step for 18 more rows. Make sure at the end of each row you do your chain 1 before you start on the next row. Once you complete 18 rows you’re done, all that’s left to do is to cut the yarn off your skein, tie a small knot and tuck the remaining tail of the yarn into your completed dishcloth.

Here’s a link to a YouTube video by Karen from Katy Crochet for further assistance.

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Hello there! I'm Adrienne and I mostly write about mental health and addiction. My knowledge of these two subjects comes from my own personal experience with having schizoaffective disorder as well as struggles and triumphs with addiction/alcoholism. It is my hopes to help educate and normalize discussions around these two taboo subjects, as well as provide hope and encouragement to those who struggle with these issues. Thank you so much for reading my articles, it means the world to me. : )

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