Free Crochet Pattern...Tropical Punch Dishcloth!

The Tropical Punch Dishcloth is fun, bright, and the perfect accessory for a summertime kitchen.  Makes a festive and super easy crochet project too!

Tropical Punch Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • Cotton Dishcloth Yarn (yarn shown here is Lily Sugar 'n Creme in "Bright Chartreuse" "Gold" and "Iced Strawberry"
  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle
  • 8 inches across

Basic Square:

Note: Each round is worked in a different color.

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 5, then work 3 dc into the center of the ring, then ch 2. Work the (3 dc, ch 2) two more times into the center of the ring. Work 2 more dc into the center of the ring, and join with a sl st to close.

Round 2: In any corner, tie on a new color then ch 5.  Work two dc into the center of the ring. Work a dc in each of the next three stitches. To work the corner, work two dc, ch two, then two more dc in the ch 2 space from the previous round. Work the next side the same way, working a dc in the next three stitches, then work the next corner by working 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in the same space. Keep working in this manner all the way around the square. At the corner where the round began, work one more dc in the corner space, Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 3: In any corner, tie on a new color then ch 5.  Work 2 dc in the same space. Work a dc in each stitch across the top (there will be seven this time), Work the corner the same way as the previous round (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) Keep going in this manner all the way around, working the corners and the sides as before. When reaching the last corner, work one more dc, and join with a slip stitch to close.

Repeat round 3 until square measures about 8 inches across.  Each side will grow in stitch count as square get larger, but corners are always worked the same way.


Tie new color into any corner apace and ch 1.  Work 2 sc into the same corner space, the a sc in each stitch along the first side.  At the next corner you come to, work 3 sc in the corner space.  Continue in this manner, working a sc in each stitch along the sides and 3 sc in each corner space.  Join with a sl st to close the round and fasten off.


Weave in any ends that remain.

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  1. What a fun pattern! I am really enjoying your posts :o)

  2. You are the best at crochet instructions. The camera angle is perfect for seeing what is being done. Love your crochet projects! Thanks so much and keep them coming.

  3. Thank you for sharing!! These are fun & Awesome patterns :D


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