A good dishcloth.. my beloved red, white and blue? And BAM .. the perfect Patriotic Crochet Dishcloth!
There’s lots to love about this practical, rugged dishcloth. It’s a perfect little extra in your kitchen for that 4th of July cookout. I don’t know about you, but something pretty and cheerful just brightens a chore that’s not my favorite.
The Patriotic Crochet Dishcloth might just be the easiest crochet dishcloth on the planet. It uses 2 strands of yarn held together. Bigger stitches means a quicker project! Seriously. I didn’t time it, but this is one fast project, my friends. And a simple single crochet makes it also an easy beginner project. The color transitions do mean a few more ends to weave in, but the effect is well worth it, I think!
If you’ve never made a crochet dishcloth or used one in your own kitchen, this is a great, versatile pattern to try. Make it as shown. Try it in a solid color or any other variation–just remember to hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout. It would be a great stash buster project for those bits and pieces of scrap cotton yarn, just drop one strand as that color becomes low!
Let’s dive into this fun Patriotic Crochet Dishcloth pattern:
Patriotic Crochet Discloth
Here is what you will need:
- US L11/8 mm crochet hook
- 3/4 oz each Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in Red, White & Blue. Sample used Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton in red, white and royalty colors
- 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 used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Dishcloth is approximately 8.75″ x 8.75″. However if yours turns out bigger or smaller it will still be a lovely dishcloth!
Dishcloth is made using a double thickness of yarn. Before starting, wind small balls of each color so that you can work with two strands of yarn at once. When the instructions say to “drop a strand”, simply leave a few inches of yarn for weaving in later and cut the yarn.
Using two strands of BLUE yarn, chain 25
R1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and across each chain. Turn. (24 st)
R2-5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across row. Turn. (24 st)
At end of row 5, drop ONE strand of the blue and pick up a strand of white. Rows 6-10 are worked with one strand of each color.
R6-10: Using 1 strand each of blue and white, ch 1, sc in each stitch across row. Turn. (24 st) At the end of the 10th row, drop the blue strand and add a 2nd strand of white.
R11-15: Using 2 strands of white, ch 1, sc in each stitch across row. Turn. (24 st)
At end of row 15, drop ONE strand of the white and pick up a strand of red. Rows 16-20 are worked with one strand of each color:
R16-20: Using 1 strand each of white and red, ch 1, sc in each stitch across row. Turn. (24 st) At the end of the 10th row, drop the white strand and add a 2nd strand of red.
R21-25: Using 2 strands of red, ch 1, sc in each stitch across row. Turn. (24 st) At the end of the 25th row, fasten off and weave in all ends.
Sigh. Quick. Lovely. Patriotic. Perfect summer crochet project in my book!
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