My favorite kind of crochet projects are the ones that are easy to make and work up quickly.
Last Christmas I learned how to make a blanket using the corner to corner stitch.
Once I got the hang of the pattern the blanket worked up really quickly.
I also tried my hand at making dishcloths, which I really enjoyed.
Earlier this summer I decided that I would try my hand at creating my own corner to corner (also known as c2c) dishcloth.
As you can see it turned out pretty great!
If you’re looking for something that is easy to make and works up quickly then this dishcloth pattern is for you.
Or if you want to practice using the c2c crochet stitch before you tackle a bigger project this tutorial will help you learn/review the basics.
What You’ll Need:
Stitches & Abbreviations:
Basic stitches are used in this pattern:
- single crochet (sc)
- double crochet (dc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- chain (ch.)
- yarn over (yo)
9.5 x 9.5 inches, 24.5 x 24.5 cm
Skill level: Beginner
Chain (ch.) 6
Row 1: Yarn over (yo) and double crochet (dc) into the 4th stitch from the hook.
Double crochet (dc) into the next two stitches. (You should have 4 double crochets = 1 block)
Chain 6 and turn your work.
Row 2: Yarn over and double crochet into the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet into the next two chains.
Slip stitch between the 3rd and 4th double crochet of the first block in row 1.
Chain 3. Place 3 double crochets in the same space. Chain 6 and turn. (You should have 2 blocks)
Row 3:Yarn over and double crochet into the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet into the next two chains.
Slip stitch in between the 3rd and 4th double crochet of the 1st block in row 2. Chain 3 Place 3 double crochets in the same space.
Slip stitch between the 3rd and 4th double crochets in the next block. Chain 3. Place the double crochets in the same space. Chain 6 and turn. (you should have 3 blocks)
Rows 4-13: Repeat row 3 (you should be adding 1 new block each row for a total of 13 blocks)
Row 14: Repeat row 3. When you get to the end of the last block do not make a turning chain.
Turn your work and slip stitch into the next 3 stitches. Chain 3 and place 3 double crochets in the turning chain.
Slip stitch between the 3rd and 4th chain in the next block. Chain 3. 3 double crochets in the same space.
Slip stitch into the last block. Turn and slip stitch into the next 3 blocks.
Row 15-end: *repeat row 14 until the end *
Cut yarn, tie off, and weave in any loose ends.
Row 1: Sc around the border place 3 single chains in each corner.
Row 2: sc chain around the entire work. Cut yarn, tie off, and weave in tail.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Crochet dishcloths make excellent beginners projects and gifts for your friends and family.
If you would like to download this pattern you can get a free pdf copy of it here.
If you’re ready to try your hand at making a corner to corner baby blanket you can find the pattern for my Superman Themed Corner to Corner blanket here.
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Until Next Time,
The Crafty Afro