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The Cottage Dishcloth crochet pattern features a wonderful texture that is not too thick with a beautiful and delicate edging.
I am really loving making crochet dishcloths at the moment! They are a great break from working on larger projects such as blankets. They are also a great way to try out new crochet stitches.
The crochet stitch featured in the Cottage Dishcloth crochet pattern is called the Single Crochet Puff Stitch. It’s not a thick puff stitch however. It does have some texture to it, but it’s not too heavy or thick.
The edging is made up of single crochet stitches and delicate picot stitches. It’s a beautiful way to finish it off. I really look forward to adding these to my own crochet dishcloth collection and maybe whip up a few for my friends and family!
I mentioned it in my Country Dishcloth crochet pattern, a 100% cotton yarn is always the best when working up dishcloths. It is heat resistant, washes well and is tough. It also comes in an array of colours so your washcloths can match any home decor theme. For the Cottage Dishcloth crochet pattern will require about 130 yards of a worsted/medium weight cotton as well as a 5 mm (H/8) crochet hook. I did work my dishcloths in a solid colour but this pattern would be easy enough to change colours throughout or work the edging of the dishcloth in a different colour than that of the body.
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Cottage Dishcloth Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows of hdc = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 8 x 8 inches
Yarn: Pima Cotton by Lion Brand® (186 yds/170 m; 100g/3.5 oz; 100% cotton; (4) worsted weight). You will need approximately 130 yards per dishcloth.
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Puff St – Puff Stitch (Yo, insert your hook into the same st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and insert your hook into the same st, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through all the loops on your hook. Puff Stitch made.)
Picot – Picot Stitch (ch 3, sl st in the 1st ch)
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To change the size of your dishcloth, you will need a stitch multiple of 3 + 2 stitches.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, *puff st (See “Stitches and Abbreviations”) in the same st, sk the next ch, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with a sc in the final st, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: *(sc, puff st) in the next sc; Rpt from * across ending with an sc in the final sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-23: Repeat Row 2.
Join yarn with a sl st in the top corner.
Rnd 1: Sc in each st across the top, sc in the corner, evenly work 30 sts along the side, 1 sc in the corner, sc in each st across the bottom, sc in the next corner, evenly work 30 sts along the side, sc in the final corner. Join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: Sc in the 1st st, picot, *sc in each of the next 2 sts, picot; Rpt from * all the way around ending with 1 st remaining, sc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st sc.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.