Learning to crochet? Try this variation of a basic crochet stitch in these Crochet Diagonal Dish Cloths. The pattern is simple, but the result is beautifully textured fabric. The pattern is made by hooking three single crochet stitches and increasing the number of stitches with each row until the dish cloth is 10-inches across the longest side, then decreasing the number of stitches each row until the dish cloth is square. A single wash cloth can be made in about an hour. Three or four folded wash cloths, bound with jute or ribbon, make a wonderful kitchen gift.
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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
- Lily Sugar ‘N Cream yarn, 2.5 oz/70.9 g, 120 yds/109 m, each White (A), Black (B)
- Peaches & Creme yarn, Salt & Pepper (C)
- Crochet hook, size H/8 (5.omm) or size needed for gauge
- Yarn needle, large eye blunt
- Yarn scissors
GAUGE: 17 sc and 17 rows with a 5.0 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook.
Back loops only (blo)
Single crochet (sc)
Yarn over (yo)
PATTERN STITCH: Single crochet: insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook. Single crochet 2 tog: insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 3 loops on hook.
- Use 100% cotton yarn, worsted weight 4.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- The pattern is worked in back loops only.
CARE: Wash in cold water at delicate setting. Do not bleach. Do not put in the dryer. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Machine dry. Wash colors separately. Colors may run.
BLOCKING: Blocking is not needed for this project.
MEASUREMENTS: Finished size is 10 x 10-inch square.
Crochet Diagonal Dish Cloths Tutorial
With color A, chain 4.
ROW 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each st across (3 sc). Turn.
ROW 2: Ch 1, working in blo now and throughout, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc (5 sc). Turn.
ROW 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Repeat ROW 3 until last row equals 56 sts or the longest side is 10-inches in length. Turn.
NEXT ROW (begin decrease): Ch 1, sc 2 tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc 2 tog. Turn. Repeat this row until 3 sts remain in last row.
LAST ROW: Ch 1, pull up a loop in all 3 sts, yo and draw thru all 4 loops on hook. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Repeat pattern with Colors B and C.
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