Symbiosis Corner to Corner Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This sweet corner to corner crochet dishcloth pattern embraces the concept of symbiosis! Two beautiful colors pair nicely in this lovely project. The designer writes, "Most corals are naturally translucent, with white skeletons. They get their vivid colors from algae that grow inside their bodies. It’s just one of the many symbiotic relationships that make up the beauty of a coral reef." This washcloth pattern is inspired by that beautiful relationship. If you've never tried corner to corner, small projects are ideal for practicing new techniques! Give this one a try today.
NotesBasic stitches in a repeating pattern. Working in 3rd loop of half double crochet.
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge14 hdc x 13 rows = 4 inches. Exact gauge isn’t critical. Use pattern as gauge swatch – after row 10, you should have a triangle that is 4 inches long on each of the 2 shorter sides.
Finished Size10-inch square after blocking – size can be adjusted if desired.
- Paintbox Cotton DK Yarn (100% cotton, 137 yds / 50g per ball). 60 yds #427 Slate Green (A)
- Paintbox Cotton DK Yarn (100% cotton, 137 yds / 50g per ball). 60 yds #456 Vintage Pink (B)
- Size G/4 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Tapestry Needle
Instructions for Corner to Corner Crochet Dishcloth Pattern:
Color A – Increasing
With A, ch 2
Row 1: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (5 sts).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd loop of next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, [hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd loop of next st] across to last 2 sts, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. (9 sts)
Repeat row 4 twenty more times, change to B at end of last row, fasten off A. (49 sts).
* Note: To change the size, add more or fewer repeats of row 4 as desired.
Color B – Decreasing
Row 1 (RS): With B, ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. Place a marker in the first st of this row. (49 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, [hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd loop of next st] across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st. (47 sts)
Repeat row 2 twenty two more times, or until 3 stitches remain. (3 sts)
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in last st, fasten off. (1 hdc).
With right side facing, join B with a sl st in first st of row 1 of color B section. This should be where your tails are from when you changed colors.
Working across sides of rows of color B: , work 37 sc evenly spaced to corner, ch 1, work 37 sc evenly spaced to next corner, change to A.
Working across sides of rows of color A, work 37 sc evenly spaced to corner, ch 1, work 37 sc evenly spaced to starting corner, join with sl st to first st of edging, fasten off.
- single crochet
- half double crochet
- sl st
- slip stitch
- right side
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