Decorate your kitchen this holiday season with Crochet Christmas Granny Square Dish Cloths. The dish cloths make a perfect gift to give the host of any holiday party. These four festive Christmas granny square dish cloths are inexpensive and can be made in a weekend. The double crochet granny square pattern uses one color of cotton yarn per dish cloth and is finished with a slip stitch edge. For a variation, use multiple colors in each cloth or finish each cloth with a different color edge. I generally make dish cloths a little larger since the cotton yarn may shrink when washed and dried in a dryer. This pattern is adopted from the Granny Square Dish Cloth pattern found in The Best of Lily Dish Cloths.
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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
- Mistletoe, Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn, 2 Ounce
- Pine Green, Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn, 2.5 Ounce
- White, Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn, 2.5 Ounce
- Red, Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn, 2.5 Ounce
- Size 7 crochet hook (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
GAUGE: 15 dc and 8 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) .
Double crochet (dc)
Yarn over (yo)
PATTERN STITCH: Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- Work pattern until dish cloth is square.
- Each skein of yarn makes one dish cloth.
- Double crochet (dc) at beginning of round counts as the first dc.
Crochet Christmas Granny Square Dish Cloths Tutorial
COLOR A (make 1).
With crochet hook, ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.
RND 1: ch 3, 3 dc, (ch 2, 4 dc) 3 times in ring, ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
RND 2: ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * two more times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
RND 3: ch 3, *1 dc in each dc to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * 3 more times. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
RNDS 4 to 8: Repeat RND 3.
EDGING* Sl st in each dc to next ch-3 sp, 3 sc in ch-3 sp. Rep from * 3 more times. Weave in loose ends. Fasten off.
COLORS B, C & D Repeat pattern shown for Color A.
CARE: Machine wash in cold water using mild soap. Do not bleach. Reshape and dry flat. Drying the dish cloths in a dryer may result in the fabric shrinking.
BLOCKING: Blocking isn’t necessary for these dish cloths. To block, shape each dish cloth by wetting each cloth in cold water. Smooth out each dishcloth until square. Dry flat.
MEASUREMENTS: Dish cloth is approximately 11 inches square.
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