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Cotton Dishcloth

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Abbreviations
ch.         Chain
sc.         Single Crochet
hdc.      Half Double Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat
sl st.     Slip Stitch

dcf.
Work dc around front post of the dc on row below

Base of ch1. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Approx size flat:-  12 Inch x 11 Inch

Materials
60 grams of Patons 100% Cotton DK in Nectarine (2723) Main
20 grams of Patons 100% Cotton DK in Cream (2692) Contrast

OR
2.20oz of Worsted Weight Cotton in main color
1oz of Worsted Weight Cotton in contrast color
6.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 5dc and 2 rows of dc's measure approx 1 Inch using 5.00mm hook.

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With 6.00mm hook ch41, change to 5.00mm hook and work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (38dc + ch3)

Pattern Row 1 - ch3, 1dcf in next, * 1dc in next dc, 1dcf in next, * rpt from * to * to end, dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 - ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 1dcf in next dc, 1dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 21 rows have been worked in all. Fasten off.

Border - Join in contrast color yarn, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc across to ch3
to turn, 3sc in top of ch3, work 41sc evenly in row ends down first side of dishcloth to corner, 3sc in corner, working along cast on edge work 1sc in each ch to corner, 3sc in corner, work 41sc evenly in row ends up second side of dishcloth to corner, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next Row - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc around all four sides of dishcloth, working 3sc in corners and sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Rpt last row once. Fasten off. Turn.

Decorative Edge - Join in main color with a sl st to first sc, (ch2, 3hdc, ch2, sl st) in same sc, * skip 2sc, (sl st, ch2, 3hdc, ch2, sl st) in next sc, * rpt from * to * around all four sides of dishcloth to last 2sc, skip 2sc, sl st to first sl st. Fasten off.

Finishing - Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for cotton dishcloth.
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