The Country Kitchen Dishcloths – 3 Easy (and Free!) Dishcloth Patterns
January 19, 2019
For Christmas on my mom’s side, we have a fun tradition where instead of giving gifts we all have a stocking that everyone contributes a small something to. I try and give thoughtful gifts each year and for the women this year I decided on a set of hand crocheted kitchen dishcloths. I had a ton of Caron Cotton Cakes lying around so I figured I would use those to make the kitchen dishcloths and instead of using an already written pattern, I thought that I could write up some of my own patterns so that I could post them on the Blog for you! The end result is a trio of patterns that coordinate, but don’t match, so they’ll add that perfect homemade touch to your kitchen! And I don’t know about you, but I’ve really been enjoying adding homemade pieces not only to my wardrobe, but to my house as well!
Plus! If you are anything like me, you enjoy a clean (or moderately) clean kitchen – and kitchen dishcloths play a huge part in keeping that kitchen clean. When my kitchen is clean, or at least when the counters are wiped off, I feel like life is manageable! So I hope these patterns can help you do just that!
So without further ado, here are the Country Kitchen Dishcloths.
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Notes for All 3 Dishcloths:
Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes (or any Medium Weight (4) Cotton Yarn) (Side Note: Caron Cotton Cakes is on the thinner side of a worsted weight cotton, so please be aware if you use a different cotton, the size of your dishcloths could turn out bigger than the dimensions given at the end of each pattern. )
*…* Indicates a repeat
Turning chains always count as a st unless otherwise indicated.
Yardage: 49 yards, approximate finished size, 6 ” x 6″
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across (25) ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Sk first dc, (i.e. the last dc from previous row that was placed into the turning ch) *FPdc, BPdc* ending with a BPdc around turning ch from previous row (25) ch 3, turn.
Rows 3-14: Rep row 2.
For Rows 3+, you will be making a FPdc around the BPdc from the previous row and a BPdc around the FPdc from previous row.
At the end of Row 14, only ch 1 before turning. This ch 1 does NOT count as a st.
Row 15: Sc in each st across and around the dishcloth, putting 3 sc in each corner. Sl st back ito first sc.
Border: sc in each st across row and evenly around the other 3 sides of the dishcloth, making sure to put 3 sc into each corner.
Finish off and weave in your ends!
#2: The Essential Kitchen Dishcloth
Yardage: 36 yards, approximate finished size, 6.5 ” x 6.5″
Row 1: 2 dc into 4th ch from hook, *sk next ch, 2dc* until there are 2 ch left, sk 2nd to last ch, dc into last ch (20) ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc into the middle of the 1st and 2nd dc from the first 2dc cluster from previous row (i.e. you will split the 2dc cluster in half with 2 new dc), continuing down the row by placing 2dc into the middle of each 2dc cluster from the previous row, ending with 1 dc into the turning ch from previous row (20) ch 3, turn.
Rows 3-12: Repeat Row 2
Border: At the end of Row 12, ch 1, turn and sc in each st across row and evenly around the other 3 sides of the dishcloth, making sure to put 3 sc into each corner.
Finish off and weave in your ends!
#3: The Lemon Fresh Dishcloth
Yardage: 38 yards, approximate finished size, 6.5 ” x 6.5″
Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook, dc into next st, *sc, dc,* to the end of the row. (20) ch 1, turn. (turning ch 1 does not count as a st)
Row 2: sc into first st, dc, *sc, dc* (20) ch 1, turn.
Pattern Note: For Rows 2+, you will always place a sc into a dc and a dc into a sc from the previous row. This is also known as the Lemon Peel Stitch.
Rows 3-17: Repeat Row 2
Border: At the end of Row 17, ch 1, turn and sc in each st across row and evenly around the other 3 sides of the dishcloth, making sure to put 3 sc into each corner. Finish off and weave in your ends!
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So there you have it! Three easy, quickly whipped up kitchen dishcloth patterns that will add the perfect touch of handmade goodness to your kitchen!
If you make any of the patterns above, please tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco as I would LOVE to see your finished kitchen dishcloths!