4 Dishcloths

"Fake Afghan" Granny Square

Comments and tips:
Dishcloth cotton stretches when wet. Because of this characteristic,
I have found the best design for a dishcloth to be the granny square
-preferable one that is fairly solid.

For worsted weight yarn use a 4.50 mm hook (U.S. and U.K. size 7)
or whatever size hook will make a fairly tight fabric.
Gauge is not important -this is, after all, just a dishcloth.
My dishcloths are about 11 1/2 inches square and include a row of single crochet as an edging.

Pattern #1 -Fake Afghan Stitch Granny Square

Chain 5, slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
Row 1: Chain 2, (3 sc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2 sc in ring,
slip stitch around starting chain-2. Chain 2. Do not turn.

Row 2:
(SC around chain-2, chain 1, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch,
chain 1,skip next stitch, SC around next chain-2, chain2) 3 x,
SC around chain-2, chain 1, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch,
chain 1, slip stitch around starting chain-2, chain 2.

All following rows:
(SC around chain-2, chain 2, skip next stitch, *sc in chain 1 space,
chain 1,*. Repeat from * - * to end of side, sc in chain-2, chain 2) 3 x.
SC in chain-2, chain 1, skip next stitch, *sc in next space,
chain 1* Repeat from * - * to end of last side,
slip stitch around starting chain-2. Chain 2.

When dishcloth is the right size, Work sc edging around:
Chain 1, *3 sc in corner chain 2 space.
Sc in each sc and chain 1 of preceeding row to corner.
Repeat from * around edge.
Slip stitch to first sc and fasten off.

Pattern #2 -Single Crochet Granny Square
Abbreviation: rsc is Reverse Single Crochet

Chain 4, join into a ring with slip stitch.
Base: Chain 2, (3 sc, chain 2 in ring)3 times, 2 sc in ring,
slip stitch around starting chain-2.
Make dishcloth whatever size you need.
All rows: Chain 2, 1 sc in corner chain-2, 1 sc in each sc of previous row,
(1 sc, chain 2, 1 sc) in each corner. slip stitch around starting chain-2.
Finishing:
Chain 1, work 1 row of reverse sc around edging, working 3 rsc in each corner.
Slip stitch to first sc and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Pattern #3 -Alternate rows of DC and SC

Chain 4, slip stitch to form a ring.
Base: Chain 5, (3 dc, chain in ring) 3 times, 2 dc in ring.
Slip stitch to 3rd chain of starting chain 5.
Row 1 and all odd numbered rows:
Chain 3, sc in corner ch 2 space, sc in each stitch of previous row.
(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner chain 2 space, sc in each stitch of previous row.
Work around. slip stitch to 2nd chain of starting chain 3.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows:
Chain 5, 2 dc in chain 2 space, Dc in each stitch of previous row,
(2 dc, chain 2, 2 dc) in corner chain 2 space. Work around.
1 dc in last corner, join to 3rd chain of starting chain 5.

End with an odd numbered row.
Finishing:
Chain 1, work 1 row of reverse sc around edging, working 3 rsc in each corner.
Slip stitch to first sc and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Pattern #4 -Round cloth
Worked in short rows

Chain 19
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each of the next 2 chain.
Turn, do not chain 1. Skip first sc, sc in each of next 2 sts. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 2: Sc in the first 2 sc, sc in end of first row, sc in each of next 3 chains.
Turn, do not chain 1. Skip first sc, sc in each sc to end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 3: Sc in each sc, sc in end of row, sc in each of next 3 chains.
Turn, do not chain 1. Skip first sc, sc to end of row. Chain 1, turn.
Each row: Sc in each sc, sc in end of row, sc in each of nest 3 chains.
Turn, do not chain 1, skip first sc, sc to end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
The 6th row will use all 18 chains.
Turn, do not chain 1, skip first sc, sc to end of row.

Repeat from Row 1 for each segment of circle.
When circle is complete, sew seam, chain 1, work 1 row of sc around.
Slip stitch to first sc, and weave in ends.

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