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Granny Crochet Dishcloth

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Fun, colorful dishcloth that begins with a small granny square, then is worked corner-to-corner for a striped effect.  This fantastic crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream is great for beginners of the crocheting world.
 

Granny Crochet Dishcloth

Materials:

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream®
  • (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds; Ombres and Prints: 56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds)
  • Contrast A 02223 (Mod Ombre) or 02741 (Playtime) or 02220 (Green Dream) or 00001 (White) 1 ball Contrast B 01742 (Hot Blue) or 01628 (Hot Orange) or 01740 (Hot Pink) or 01712 (Hot Green) 1 ball
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 12 dc and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] guage

Instructions:

  1. Note: Ch 5 at beg of each rnd counts as dc and ch 2.
     
  2. With A, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  3. 1st rnd: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Break A.
     
  4. 2nd rnd: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. [Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Break B.
     
  5. 3rd rnd: Join A with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. [Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Break A.
     
  6. 4th rnd: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. *(Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Fasten off .
     
  7. Proceed in rows as follows:  When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through last 2 loops to complete st and proceed in new color.
     
  8. Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.
     
  9. 1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same ch-2 sp. 1 hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-2 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp. 1 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Turn. Leave rem 2 sides of Granny Square unworked. 35 sts.
     
  10. 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to next ch-1 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Join B in last st. Turn. 37 sts.
     
  11. 3rd row: With B, ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to next ch-1 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 39 sts.
     
  12. 4th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to next ch-1 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Join A in last st. Turn. 41 sts.
     
  13. Cont in this manner, working 2 more rows with A and 2 more rows with B. 49 sts. Fasten off .

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I like the red and white stripe idea but would make the granny portion in blue to give a flag-like look. Nice for 4th of July or Memorial day.

This is a good one as well.

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