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Aunt Bee's Gingham Dishcloth

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Enjoy a little touch of the good ol' days with Aunt Bee's Gingham Dishcloth.  This simple crochet dishcloth is great to have in your kitchen or bathroom, and you can make it in whatever color you'd like.  This is a great pattern for beginners and it makes a quick and easy crochet project if you're looking for something you can make in a few hours.

gingham dishcloth

Materials:

  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar 'n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Hot Blue (Main Color)
  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar 'n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Robin's Egg (A)
  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar 'n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in White (B)

OR

 

  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar 'n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Mod Green (Main Color)
  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar 'n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Hot Green (A)
  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar 'n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in White (B)
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Gauge:  15 sc and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm].

 

Instructions:
Approx 9½" [24 cm] square.
To join new color, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through last 2 loops then proceed with new color.
Carry yarn not in use loosely across top of previous row and work sts around it to prevent stranding.

  1. With MC, ch 36.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch) twice. *With A. (1 sc in next ch. Ch 1. Miss next ch) twice. 1 sc in next ch. With MC. (1 sc in next ch. Ch 1. Miss next ch) twice. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * twice more. 35 sts. Turn.
     
  3. 2nd row: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. *With A. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in
     
  4. next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. With MC. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * twice more. Turn.
     
  5. 3rd row: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. *With A. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. With MC. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * twice more. Turn.
     
  6. 4th row: As 2nd row. With A. Turn.
     
  7. 5th row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. *With B. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. With A. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * twice more. Turn.
     
  8. 6th row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc.1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. *With B. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. With A. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * twice more. Turn.
     
  9. 7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows, joining MC at end of 8th row.
     
  10. 9th row: As 3rd row. Rep 2nd to 9th rows for pat 3 times more, then rep 2nd to 4th rows once. Fasten off.
     
  11. Edging: With RS facing, join MC with sl st to any corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
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