Merry Dishmas Cloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

The Merry Dishmas Cloth is a festive dishcloth that makes a lovely addition to your holiday kitchen!  Corner to corner granny stripes are fun to whip up and using a different color on the increase and decrease give a playful colorblock effect.  Makes a wonderful gift too!

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

Merry Dishmas Cloth
By Jennifer Dickerson

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I am so excited that this project is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along from CAL Central! The CAL invites crocheters to get a head start on their holiday crafting while also busting stash, learning new crochet techniques, chatting with others, and entering giveaways for awesome crochet prizes.

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  • 6.0 mm J crochet hook 
  • 2 colors of cotton dishcloth yarn in any color you like, I chose classic holiday red and green for mine.
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn

Finished Sizing:
  • 12 inches wide
  • 12 inches tall

Instructions For C2C Increase Portion:

Chain 6, then work a sl st into the furthest ch from the hook to create a ring.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), then work 3 dc into the ring. Then ch 1, then work a dc into the center of the ring.

Row 2: Ch 4, then work (3 dc, ch 1) into the first ch 1 space of the row. Work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the last ch 1 space of the row.

Row 3: Ch 4, then work (3 dc, ch 1) into the first ch 1 space of the row. Work (3 dc, ch 1) into each ch 1 space across. Then work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the last ch 1 space of the row.

Repeat row 3 until your square is roughly half the size you'd like it to be (or you've used half of your yarn), then continue onto the next section to begin the decrease part.

Important! Be sure the number of rows for your increase is an EVEN number before you begin the decrease. I worked a total of 6 rows in the square pictured before decreasing.

Instructions for C2C Decrease Portion:

*Switch to new color for this part if you want the colorblock effect like the one pictured.

Row 1: Ch 4, then skip the first ch 1 space. Work (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch 1 space across until just before the last space (turning chain space). Instead of working into this space, work a dc into the top chain of the turning chain.

Repeat row 1 of the decrease until just a top point remains. Note: if the top is challenging for you, be sure to check out the video for this part (or any other part) to see me walk through it step by step!

If you'd like to a loop at the top, slip stitch over to the center of that 3 dc cluster, then ch 8, then work a slip stitch at the base of the chain.

Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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