Yesterday, my sister and I bought cotton yarn so that we could make dishcloths - our favorite pastime as we watch television! I have looked high and low for a really good crocheted dishcloth pattern, they are hard to find! They are either very bulky and hard to use, or they have such big holes in them that your fingers get stuck, or they are so big that it's like washing dishes with a bath towel (Oh, my goodness, I'm a complainer - but I'm kind of picky about this kind of thing!). I have always liked to do dishes by hand, so I like to have a dishcloth that I like and is easy to use.
A friend of mine sent me her dishcloth pattern, and I love it. She told me I could share it, as it was just a pattern she made up. It works up fast and is perfect, at least for me.
Materials needed - 4 ply cotton yarn
Hook size I or sometimes I use G
(The front loop is the loop closest to you and the back loop is the one behind it, the one farthest from you)
R 1: Ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn.
R2: Sc in front loop of first st. * Sc in back loop of next st. Sc in front lp of next st. Rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-26: Repeat Row 2.
Make sure that you catch the very last stitch at the end of the row, or it will not be square.
Edging: Work one sc in each st around, spacing evenly, placing 3 sc in each corner.
Join with a sl st. Fasten Off