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Broken Stripes Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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This fun summer dishcloth crochet pattern is part of the 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along hosted in the CAL Central Facebook Group. 

If you want to know more about this CAL, look here! 

The Yarn: Paintbox Cotton Dk

Paintbox yarns by Love Crafts sent us designers some of their Cotton DK yarn to use for our washcloths. I had never used this yarn before so I was pretty excited to try it out. This is a #3/DK weight yarn so it is a little thinner than the typical cotton I make dishcloths out of so I was a little apprehensive about it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I might make all my dishcloths out of DK yarn now. 

Paintbox Cotton DK is super soft and I love how lightweight it is. Plus it comes in a bazillion amazing colors. I chose bubblegum pink, buttercup yellow and raspberry pink. You can find Paintbox Cotton DK on Lovecrafts.com. 

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Read this for tips, tricks and more about my design process

This stitch looks a little complicated but it really isn’t. Its all about stitch placement. Your post stitches are worked in the stitch 2 rows below. So on row 3 (the first post stitch row), you’ll double crochet 2 times then front post treble crochet around the 3rd stitch in, 2 rows below. These drop-down post stitches create a plaid effect when worked in multiple colors.

You can look at the close up of the washcloth below to see for yourself how the stitches are positioned. Plus look at all that awesome texture!! 

Broken Stripes Dishcloth | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

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Actually, to be honest I had a hard time coming up with a design for this washcloth! I’ve been doing so many squares for our 2019 Stash Busting CAL that I just couldn’t decide on a stitch haha. I must have started over at least 6 times with different stitches. Then I spotted this drop-down post stitch in my Crocheter’s Skill-Building Resource book and I knew I had to use it. 

Ok, let’s get to it.

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Broken Stripes Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern

Materials

Paintbox Cotton DK yarn in 2 or 3 colors (I used Raspberry Pink , Bubblegum Pink and Buttercup Yellow)

3.5mm crochet hook

Needle to weave in ends

Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

Gauge: 9 dc x 6 rows = 2 in

Finished size: 6.5in  x 6.5in

Abbreviations

I use US Terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Dc: double crochet

Fptr: front post treble crochet

St(s): stitch(es)

RS: right side6

Notes

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch

You can work this in a solid color or stripes. I made mine by changing color every 2 rows.

29 stitches in each row.

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Broken Stripes Dishcloth | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Pattern

Ch 31 to start

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (29 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Change color and ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in next st. *Fptr in next st 2 rows below. (Dc in next, Fptr in next st 2 rows below) 2 times, Dc in next 5. Repeat from * 1 more time. Fptr in next st 2 rows below. (Dc in next, Fptr in next st 2 rows below) 2 times, Dc in last 2. Turn

Row 4: Ch 2, Dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st across. Turn

Row 5: Change color and ch 2, Dc in same st as ch 2 and in next 6 sts. *Fptr in next st 2 rows below. (Dc in next, Fptr in next st 2 rows below) 2 times, Dc in next 5. Repeat from * 1 more time. Dc in last 2 sts. Turn

Rows 6-20: Repeat rows 2-5. 

After last row, finish off and weave in ends.

And that’s it! I can’t wait to see your dishcloths!

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  1. Joyce Raiti says:

    LOVE this stitch and I want to make a throw with it. What is the multiple of stitches for the starting chain?

    Thanks.

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