Friday, August 8, 2014

Leftover Yarn Idea #2 - Easy Crochet Dishcloths

This is a very easy crochet pattern and a great way to use up your leftover cotton yarn.

Using a 5.5 mm hook, chain 20 sts.

Turn, and SC to the end. Chain 1, turn and SC to the end.
Repeat this until your work is square.
 Do a half double crochet border around the dish cloth, followed by a scalloped edge. Half double crochet in every stitch all the way around the dish cloth.
For the scalloped edge, skip 1, 5DC in the next st, skip 2, sc, skip 1, 5DC, and repeat all the way around the dish cloth, chaining 2 at each corner.  Weave in ends.
It works well to use a contrasting color for the border.

This can be done in one afternoon, so it's a quick and easy way to use up your yarn.



  1. These are lovely! And they make the best kind of dishcloth! Thanks for the pattern.

    1. Thank you! I love "real" dish cloths. They are the best :-)

  2. Very nice! My aunt gave me a few of these type of dishcloths a few years ago and I loved them.... they lasted well, they worked great, they were pretty and yet I have never made them. Thank you for the directions. :)


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