I received a call from my aunt a few days before Christmas. We talked for a while about my new hobby, crocheting. She asked if I could make a few crocheted dishcloths for her. I was between crocheting projects, so I figured I would make a few different ones for her. Thus, I began my search for crocheted dishcloth patterns.
I remember skipping a dishcloth pattern in the Crocheting For Dummies book, so I started with that one. If you own the book, it is located in Chapter 5. (If you don’t own the book, I highly recommend you procuring a copy. It’s a great reference tool for all of the crochet terminology and the various stitches). Next, I headed to my favorite place, the Red Heart website, and found this Dandy Dishcloth pattern. Finally, I went over to trusty Pinterest where I found two other patterns – one from Erika’s Crafts Corner, and the other from Petals to Picots.
The Luxurious Washcloth with Border in the Crocheting For Dummies book is very basic. It is a series of single crotchet (sc) stitches with a border also using single crochets. The finished project measures approximately 10 inches square. I used Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn, color Rose Pink for the dishcloth and edging.
The Dandy Dishcloth found on RedHeart.com was a little more entailed in that it used single crochets (sc) as well as 3-double crochet (dc) clusters. The finished project was approximately 9 inches square. I used Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn. The dishcloth color is Love and the border is Hot Pink.
Next, Erika’s Crafts Corner provided very easy instructions for this dishcloth. The pattern incorporates single crochets and double crochets in a cluster to provide texture. Erika states this can be used as a hotbed, potholder, or washcloth, so the pattern has endless uses. Of the four dishcloths I made, this was the one I enjoyed the most. I’m not sure if it’s the pattern or the color yarn used, but I really liked this one. The picture doesn’t give the yarn justice, it’s a combination of purples and blue-greens. The yarn is Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn, Crown Jewels Ombre color.
The last dishcloth was found on the Petals to Picots website. The pattern works single crochets and double crochets and achieves clusters that provide texture. Although the pattern is extremely easy, and the fault is absolutely mine (I wasn’t counting my stitches), I had a difficult time getting it right. I must have been preoccupied or just tired. It really is an easy pattern that’s great for beginners. The final product came out great, just took a little longer than I expected (again, at no one’s fault but my own). I used Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn, Rose Pink color for the washcloth as well as the edging. The finished product measured approximately 8 inches squared.
I used yarn that I had laying around, so the colors were unintentional. When perusing dishcloth patterns, I noticed that all of the patterns called for 100% cotton yarn, I’m sure this has to do with absorbency and durability. I preferred the smaller dishcloths, while my aunt said she preferred the larger ones. So it’s definitely a personal preference on size. Overall, the directions were easy to follow and the dishcloths didn’t take long to make. A big THANK YOU to those who shared their dishcloth patterns online, I appreciate your generosity! Now, on to the next crochet project…