A couple of weeks ago I shared one of my favorite dishcloth patterns, the Moss Stitch Dishcloth, and today I am going to share another of my favorites. The Moss Stitch Dishcloth is great when you are wanting a quick and easy dishcloth that has a little bit of texture to it but sometimes you want something that is a little bit prettier. When I want a pretty dishcloth that still has a lot of texture the Sedge Stitch Dishcloth is my go-to. This is probably my very favorite stitch to use for dishcloths.
I have used this pattern to make both dishcloths and washcloths. As dishcloths I usually pair them with a bottle of dish soap. Sometimes, when I am looking for a more girly gift I pair a washcloth or two with some pretty smelling body wash or lotion. I think that this stitch works well for either type. I feel like some stitches have too utilitarian of a feel to make a good washcloth. If I am making it as a washcloth I want something with a little bit more feminine feel. With this cloth I feel like you get both texture and functionality and that pretty femininity.
This cloth uses a few more stitches than the last one I posted so it is not as much of a beginner stitch but it is not hard either. It uses a combination of double crochet, half double crochet, and single crochet.
Again, I always use cotton yarn for my dishcloths. For these I used some white that I had in my stash, I am pretty sure it was Sugar 'n Cream but the label was long gone, it was from a big cone that I got a long time ago. The other two colors were Peaches & Cream yarn that I picked up at Walmart, mint and iced strawberry.
Sedge Stitch Dishcloth
You will need:
- 100% cotton yarn (the size I made mine took a little over half of a 2.5 oz. ball)
- H crochet hook
Starting chain is a multiple of 3 +2
Starting with a chain of 29 my dishcloth measured about 9 inches
After the first row you will always be working into the sc from the previous row
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, (1 hdc, 1 dc) in same stitch, [skip 2 ch, (sc, hdc, dc) in next ch] repeat until you have 3 ch left, skip 2, sc in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in first stitch (last sc from previous row), [skip 2 stitches, (sc, hdc, dc) in next stitch] repeat until there are 3 stitches remaining, sc in last sc, turn
Repeat row 2 until your dishcloth is the size that you want, finish off, weave in ends
Like I said, this is probably my favorite dishcloth pattern, I love the texture and look of it. I hope you enjoy it too.
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