5 Little Monsters: Double Double Dishcloth

Double Double Dishcloth

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It has been a while since I posted a dishcloth pattern. Life has been a little crazy lately and I haven't been able to spend as much time crocheting as I would have liked over the last few weeks. I was starting to really crave time to do something creative, I was missing spending time working on projects. 


As I was thinking of a project I could work on, I had a whole list of stuff I wanted to get done, but I really wanted something that I could sit down and make start to finish. I didn't just want to work on a few rows of something, I wanted to make an entire project. When I want something quick like that dishcloths are one of my go to projects. It is a project I can take from idea to finished product in a relatively short period of time. 


For this particular dishcloth I chose a variation on a v-stitch. Normally a v-stitch is a little bit more open stitch because it has a double crochet, chain, double crochet all worked in the same stitch. That chain stitch in between opens the stitch up so there is a space between the double crochet stitches. In this variation there is no chain stitch, just 2 double crochet stitches worked in the sam stitch. But, like the normal v-stitch the stitches in the next row are worked in between the double crochets rather than in the stitches. 

The missing chain creates a tighter stitch with less open space, which I think is great for a dishcloth. You still get some interesting texture but also a more solid fabric. 



How to Crochet the Double Double Dishcloth


You will need:


  • 1 ball worsted weight cotton yarn
  • H crochet hook
  • yarn needle 
  • scissors

Instructions:

pattern begins with an even number of chains, you can adjust the number to make the cloth larger or smaller


ch 28

Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, skip next ch, (2 dc in next ch, skip next ch) repeat until 1 ch remaining, dc in last ch (26 dc)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, (work 2 dc in between 2 dc from previous row) repeat across, dc in last stitch (26 dc)

Row 3- 15: repeat row 2

sc evenly around the entire square to finish, working 3 sc in each corner

Finish off, weave in ends