Waffley Cute Dishcloth - Crochet Pattern
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Are you ready for the next pattern in my FREE dishcloth series?
The Waffley Cute Dishcloth is a fun crochet dishcloth pattern using the waffle stitch with a HDC border and a loop for hanging the cloth! Its a really squishy absorbent dishcloth! These dishcloths are super quick to make and practical in your home/kitchen. I love that these dishcloths are a great way to add long lasting, quality products to your home! You can pop them in the washer and dryer and they will last for years!
I used my FAVOURITE cotton yarn, KnitPicks Dishie Twist cotton yarn in the color Silver! KnitPicks sent me some balls of Dishie yarn to try out earlier this year, and they blew me away! It is a really soft and flexible cotton yarn, while still having enough structure, and it doesn't split while working with it!
You can use any weight 4 worsted cotton yarn for these patterns, but I definitely recommend Dishie if you haven't tried it before!
I hope you enjoy this free pattern! If you would like to purchase an ad free PDF copy of the pattern, it is available on Ravelry, Etsy and my website at a low price. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @perfectlyknotted and use the hashtags #WaffleyCuteDishcloth so I can see what you make! You may sell finished items but please credit Perfectly Knotted as the designer. Selling or distributing this written pattern as your own is a violation of copyright and will not be tolerated.
- 5 mm crochet hook (US H/8)
- ~90 yards / 47 grams of worsted weight (4) cotton yarn. Click here for my favorite cotton yarn.
- Measuring tool
- Tapestry needle
This pattern makes a dishcloth that is approx. 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm). To make a larger/smaller item, cast on more/less stitches in multiples of 3, and alter # of rows to match.
HDC half double crochet stitch
DC double crochet stitch
FPDC front post double crochet
SL ST slip stitch
RS right side of work
WS wrong side of work
Note: Gauge is not super important for this design, as the sizing of the finished items does not need to be exact. I recommend using a hook that will get you fairly close to this gauge, but you can also add extra sts/rows to alter the size.
Gauge swatch should be in waffle stitch pattern, and blocked.
4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 19 sts x 10 rows
The following stitches are used to create the waffle stitch pattern:
Double Crochet (DC): Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook.
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back through space between the double crochet stitches of the previous row, bring hook from back to front through the next space between double crochet stitches, yarn over and pull a loop back through up to the level of the other double crochet stitches, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook.
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Chain 35 (or any multiple of 3+2)
Row 1 (WS): Make a DC into the 3rd CH from your hook and in each CH across. (33 sts)
Row 2 (RS): CH 1 and turn. Work a DC into the first st. *In the next st, work a FPDC, work 1 DC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain. Work a FPDC in the 2nd last stitch and 1 DC into the last st. (33 sts)
Row 3 (WS): CH 1 and turn. Work a DC into the very first st. *Work a DC in the next st and a FPDC in the next two sts. Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain. Next, work 1 DC into each of the remaining 2 sts. (33 sts)
1. Don’t turn your work.
CH 1. With RS facing you, HDC around entire dishcloth, making sure to put 3 HDCs into each corner. Join to beginning HDC using a SL ST.
Note: Work these sts into the edges and keep it as evenly spaced as you can! The stitches may not all fall into actual stitches from the waffle stitch portion along the side edges.
2. CH 12 (or more if you want a longer loop). Making sure not to twist the chains, SL ST back into the corner, forming the loop.
3. Cut the yarn, leaving a ~6 inch tail. Hook the tail and pull it through the remaining loop on the hook to tie off the end.
4. Weave in ends and block your piece to straighten out the edges and corners!
Thanks for crocheting with me! I can’t wait to see what colors you choose to make your dishcloths! If you’d like to check out Dishie yarn you can click here.
Remember to tag me on Instagram @perfectlyknotted and use the hashtags #WaffleyCuteDishcloth so I can see what you make!
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