I have had quite a few people asking for a slightly larger version of my popular dishcloth so decided to do a little refresh on the old pattern. I have made a few changes and added some more photos to help you along the way. I also whipped up a quick bunch for a gift and added some photos of that for you as well. This is such an easy project. Enjoy!
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You will need:
Just a quick note: If you'd like to make a whole bunch of these cloths to give away as gifts I recommend purchasing a larger amount of yarn. Lily Sugar 'N Cream comes in a huge ball and will make quite a few cloths! You can purchase using my Amazon link below.
So lets get started!
Start with a chain of 27
(HDC) Half Double Crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook. Continue with HDC to the end (You should have 25 stitches across.)
Chain 1 and turn your work. HDC 25 times, Chain 1 and turn your work. Continue until you have 16 rows total. (Do not fasten off!)
You are now going to add a single crochet row around all 4 sides of your cloth to give it a little finish.
Start by putting one single crochet in the last stitch you completed.(See photo for reference) Rotate your cloth so you can crochet down the left side.
Single Crochet in each space down the side. It doesn't have to be exact, just make sure its all even as you go down or your cloth will bunch. I try to do one stitch in each space all the way down. Some of the spaces are wider and longer than others but it works itself out as you go along.
Single crochet 2 at the end of the row (in the corner). This gives your cloth the square look.
Rotate your work again and single crochet along the bottom in each chain.
Single crochet 2 in the corner stitch and rotate your work again to single crochet along the right side of the cloth.
Don't forget your 2 single crochets in your corners and rotate to finish the final side of the cloth. Slip stitch to the beginning (where you started your border) and fasten off your work. You're done!!
These cloths make really great and easy gifts. I tried a few different ways of putting them together and I like both. During the holidays you can buy some festive colors and give them away as neighbor gifts!