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How to Crochet a Granny Square Dishcloth

Posted by  ·  December 18, 2012  ·  Last Updated: December 18, 2012

If you want to learn how to crochet, a crochet dishcloth is a great project. This crochet granny square dishcloth can make a really useful handmade gift!


Make it especially nice with some  dish soap from Method. I am loving their new holiday bottles, available at Target!

 

Granny Square Crochet Dishcloth

 

Pattern credit Lily Sugar & Cream Yarn.  Crochet in Lily Sugar’n Cream or similar cotton yarn with 6 mm crochet hook (U.S. J or 10) I used a size H hook. I also strayed from the alternating color combination and also made some solid color dishcloths.



INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Ch 5 at beg of each rnd counts as 1 dc and ch 2 sp throughout.

With MC, ch 4, join with ss.
Base rnd: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break MC.
Rnd 1: With A, ss in next ch. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next sp (corner made). Rep from * twice more. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break A.
Rnd 2: With MC, ss in next ch. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next sp. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next sp (corner made).* Rep from * to * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break MC.
Rnd 3: With A, ss in next ch. Ch 5. (Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next sp) to corner. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner sp.* Rep from * to * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break A.
Rnds 4 – 11: As 3rd rnd alt MC with A

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  1. Lori B
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
    I remember making these as a kid. Thanks for the memories!
  2. Fran Macfarlane
    Thursday, January 17th, 2013
    I clean my dishcloths by spraying them with a mixture of water and white vinegar and putting them in the microwave for 30, on high.
  3. Jessie
    Friday, January 4th, 2013
    To those wondering what's the best way to wash these since they will usually get full of oils & "stuff", use the warmest water setting & oxygen-based bleach (Oxy-Clean comes to mind). I used to work as a maid & used Big Orange cleaner & Murphy's oil. The rags would get tossed in the wash without the need for additional detergent so if you use them with cleansers, I would think you wouldn't need to add anything to their load.
  4. Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    Denise, I just throw them in the washing machine.
  5. Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
    These are soooo beautiful! I have always wanted to give this a try, thank you Cindy :)

    xoxo, Tanya
  6. Denise
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
    I like this idea, to have pretty dish cloths. But I bleach mine to clean them, which obviously would be a bad idea with these pretty colored ones. How do you properly clean them?