Be still my little summer heart. Sigh. This crochet gingham dishcloth pattern just might make dishwashing fun!
Because there’s really nothing like making a dreaded task more fun that a cuter than cute crochet bit of goodness. This bright combination of juicy cotton colors has me drooling.
Ever since the Gingham Wine Cozy, I’ve been excited to design another gingham pattern. Gingham consists of white and one other color.. in this case, a light and dark peach ton. In fabric, where the 2 colors intersect, the colors blend, hence the light tea rose color. So to recreate this effect, simply use a white yarn and then 2 shades of the same contrast color–in our case peach/tangerine color and a lighter peach/tea rose color.
Try the same effect with 2 shades of the same color plus white. Gray, blue, purple, green — all would look amazing in gingham! It also would look beautiful in a buffalo plaid using red, black and burgundy.
So much fun!
Cotton yarn makes for a wonderful crochet dishcloth. Nice and absorbent. This Gingham crochet dishcloth pattern is a joy to work as the color changes bring it to life! But don’t worry, you won’t have many ends to weave in at the end with this technique!
To change colors, while working the last stitch in the current color, pause before the last yarn over and pull in the new yarn over instead. Then work over the color not in use in the row and then carry up the unused color along the side of the work.
To work over the color not in use, simply lay the unused strand of yarn over the top of the previous row of stitches and then crochet the current row stitches right over top, encasing the strand within the stitches!
The carried strand along the edge is hidden in the border stitches. Just work over them and hide them in the easy single crochet border! Less ends to weave in!
Check out this post on how to change colors in crochet for a detail tutorial on changing colors.
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Let’s dive into this fun crochet gingham dishcloth pattern!
Crochet Gingham Dishcloth
Here is what you will need:
- US H 8/5.0 mm crochet hook(these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!).
- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn. Sample used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream
- ½ oz Ecru,
- ¾ oz Tea Rose
- ½ oz Tangerine
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches (including the single crochet stitch and the half double crochet) and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Gauge is not important in this pattern. You may use other weights of yarn. Adjust hook size to fit your needs. With the yarn and hook size given, my gauge is about 4 crochet stitches (in even moss stitch pattern) to an inch.
Finished Size: Crochet Washcloth is approximately 8.25″ x 8.25″.
Dishcloth Pattern Notes
- Ch 2 at the start of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch
- To switch colors, pull new color through in last stitch (so, work the half double crochet until there are 3 loops on the hook, then pull the new color through all 3 loops and you are ready to crochet stitches in the new color).
- As you are working, lay the unused color in the row on the top of the work and crochet over it until it is needed again.
- Carry the unworked color from the previous row up the side of the work (it will be covered by the border).
Gingham Dishcloth Pattern:
With Ecru, chain 29
R1: Hdc in the 3rd chain from hook then in each of the next 3 chains, changing to tea rose in the last hdc worked, *with tea rose, work a hdc in each of the next 3 chains, changing to ecru in the last stitch. With ecru work a hdc in each of the next 3 chains, changing to tea rose in the last stitch. Repeat from * across. (27 st; remember, do NOT count the ch 2 at the start of the row). Turn
R2: Continuing to work in ecru, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *with Ecru, hdc in next 3 st. With Tea Rose, hdc in next 3 st. Repeat from * across row. In the very last stitch in the row, change to Tea rose in the last stitch. (27 st). Turn.
R3: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *With Tea Rose, hdc in next 3 st. With Tangerine, hdc in next 3 st. Repeat from * across row. (27 st). Turn.
R4: Continuing to work in Tea Rose, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *With Tea Rose, hdc in next 3 st. With Tangerine, hdc in next 3 st. Repeat from * across row, changing to Ecru in the last stitch. (27 st). Turn.
R5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *with Ecru, hdc in next 3 st. With Tea Rose, hdc in next 3 st. Repeat from * across row. (27 st). Turn.
R6: Continuing to work in ecru, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *with Ecru, hdc in next 3 st. With Tea Rose, hdc in next 3 st. Repeat from * across row. In the very last stitch in the row, change to Tea rose in the last stitch. (27 st). Turn.
R7-14: Repeat rows 3-6 Twice (27 st)
R15-16: Repeat rows 3-4 (27 st)
Fasten off Ecru and Tea Rose Yarn.
R1: With Tangerine yarn, ch 1. sc evenly around dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with first sc and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
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