Spring Cleaning Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

And we’re back with Day 2 of the Spring Cleaning Crochet Patterns! Yesterday I released the Spring Cleaning Bulky Dish Scrubbie pattern. Today I’m excited to introduce to you my version of the reusable dishcloth.

It’s made using a stitch called The Lemon Peel stitch. It’s a pattern that uses Single Crochet and Double Crochet and is very quick to make.

The Lemon Peel stitch creates a uniform texture that prevents the cloth from stretching out too much. One of my pet peeves is using a scrubbie or dish cloth that gets wadded up in my hand just to prevent my fingers from slipping through holes in stretched out materials.

This dishcloth is finished off with the Reverse Single Crochet stitch. It’s a fun way to bind off projects and it creates a uniquely recognizable border. If you’re having trouble with the stitch, you can find a great tutorial video with Heart Hook Home. 

These sturdy dishcloths are great for cleaning for those screens, outdoor furniture and for dusting away cobwebs. They’re also great for washing down windows.

Let’s get crafty!

Spring Cleaning Dishcloth – Lemon Peel Stitch Dishcloth

You can get a printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Supplies:

Red Heart Scrubbie Smoothy cotton yarn in Popsicle Brights

Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in Pink Lemonade and Pansy

G/4mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Skill level:

Beginner

Finished Dimensions:

Approximately 9 inches long, 9 inches wide*

*Size may vary slightly with tension and hook size.

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

DC: Double Crochet

RSc: Reverse Single Crochet – Insert your hook in the space to the right, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rows.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

Spring Cleaning Dishcloth

Row 1: Ch 31, Sc in 2nd ch from hook. (DC in next ch, Sc in next ch) repeat to the end of the chain, DC in the last ch. Ch 1 and turn. (30)

Row 2: Sc in first DC space, DC in next space. (Sc in next sc, DC in next sc) repeat to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn. (30)

Rows 3-26: Repeat Row 2

After Row 26 is complete, Ch 1 and create the border by using the Reverse Single Crochet stitch. RSc around the outside of the dishcloth with 3 RSc in each corner. When you reach the starting point, sl st in the first RSc.

Note: If you’re having trouble with the stitch, you can find a great tutorial video with Heart Hook Home. 

Optional: To create a hanging loop, Ch 10 and sl st back into the starting Sc. Ch 1 and Sc around the loop. Ch 1 and RSc around the loop again. Sl st into the last Sc of the loop and Finish Off, weaving in all ends.

These Spring Cleaning Dishcloths can be washed in a garment bag in the washing machine on warm/cold and tumble dried on low.

Have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House

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