Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Scrubby Edge Dishcloths, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

The Scrubby Edge Dishcloth is a beautifully simple, cheerful little dishcloth that is easy to stitch up!  A simple solid granny square makes the cottony center, while the more textured edging can tackle the more stubborn areas while cleaning too!  A handy hanging loop finishes it off and works great for drying your cloth.

This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Scrubby Edge Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Cotton dishcloths yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Bright Pink" "Lime" and "Caribbean"
  • Scrubby Cotton by Red Heart Yarns for accent edge in the "Glacier" "Primrose" and "Duckie" colorways (Optional for scrubby accent edge)
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler or tape measure

  • 9 inches across
  • 9 inches tall

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Instructions for main square (worked in Scrubby Smoothie):

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: Slip stitch over to the closest corner space, 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.

Repeat round 2 until you have a total of 6 rounds or it measures 9 inches by 9 inches (note: you can work more or less rounds if you need it to be a different size)

Instructions for edging and hanging loop (worked in Scrubby Cotton):

Round 1: Tie new yarn into any corner space.  Ch 1, *then work 3 sc into the corner space.  Work a sc into each st across, then 3 sc into the corner space.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to close round.  Ch 10, then work a sl st into the stitch in the center of the corner.  Weave in ends.

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!

Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful and colorful dishcloths...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you tomorrow for our first dishcloth project!!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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