I looked at some other crochet dishcloth patterns and couldn't find one that was quite what I wanted, so I came up with my own! If you know how to crochet, then you will have no problem with this pattern. It's easy and pretty quick, too; I think the first one took me about an hour and the rest have gotten progressively quicker to do.
Here's what you're going to need:
Yarn, a crochet hook, and some time.
I used a size G crochet hook and this 100% cotton, worsted-weight yarn called "Yuletide" from Peaches & Creme. I bought it at Walmart for less than $2 a skein and it is wonderful to use! You can get about 1-1/2 dishcloths from one skein.
To make this dishcloth, you'll need to know how to crochet a V-stitch. This is one of my favorite stitches to use, which is why I used it to create the pattern. If you don't know how to V-stitch, you can find an explanation here. These instructions only show how to make one row of V-stitches; when you work the next row, instead of inserting your hook into a stitch, you will put your hook underneath that middle Ch-1 and pull your yarn through the empty space in the middle of each V.
Please note: I have exactly zero experience writing crochet patterns, so please excuse my lack of professionalism. :) If you have any questions at all, please email!!!!
Row 1: Chain 40. In 5th chain from hook, DC, ch 1, DC (1 "V" made). *Skip next 2 chains. V-stitch in next chain. Repeat from * until 12 V's have been made. Skip 1 ch and DC in last chain. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 2: V-stitch in each ch-1 space across until 12 V's have been made. DC in top of turning chain from previous row. Ch 3 and turn.
|Can you see the little V's?|
Repeat until desired size (I do 17 rows) and fasten off.
Ta-daaaa!! You now have a cute dishcloth to give to somebody else or keep for yourself!
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If you don't know how to crochet but want to learn how, I highly recommend Debbie Stoller's book The Happy Hooker. (Get your minds out of the gutter! She's talking about crochet hooks!!)