How to crochet the Corded Dishcloth

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An image of a textured crochet dishcloth in a turquoise cotton yarn. There are rows of stitches on the surface of the cloth made from reverse single crochet and yarn over slip stitches.

A crochet dishcloth or crochet washcloth is a great way to practice new stitches while making something practical. A crochet dishcloth can be used in the kitchen or bathroom, and when made in a cotton yarn, it will last for a long time.

The Corded Dishcloth features two different textured crochet stitches, the reverse single crochet and the yarn over slip stitch. The reverse single crochet stitch is also known as the crab stitch. It creates a great texture, and it often used as an edging.

I chose to use the reverse single crochet within the dishcloth for added dimension and practicality when using the dishcloth.

The yarn over slip stitch is also made on the surface of the fabric by workin in one loop only, but creates tighter stitches. I enjoy how it looks like a braid on the fabric. If you’re new to making either of these stitches, check out the video tutorial below.

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Yarn for the Corded Crochet Dishcloth

Creating a crochet dishcloth is great for working through one’s yarn stash. I dove into my stash for Premier Home Cotton. I have always been a fan of cotton yarn, as it can be used for so many different things and it’s a sturdy yarn that hold up well.

If you have not used Premier Home Cotton it is very similar to Sugar N Cream Cotton, but sheds less, in my opinion.

This cotton blend yarn is a worsted weight #4 with a composition of 85% cotton and 15% polyester because it’s from recycled fibers. The addition of polyester adds to the durability of the yarn. Each small skein has a putup of 140 yards / 128 meters per 2.8 ounces / 80 g. The Corded Dishcloth only requires 88 yards, so you could make one as written, and with a few simple changes, make a smaller crochet dishcloth.

Premier Home Cotton is available in 60 color ways from solids to multis that can be used for a multitude of crochet projects. At the time of this writing, each skein cost $1.99 on the Premier Yarns website and through Michaels Stores, and $2.29 on the Mary Maxim website.

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MATERIALS

GAUGE

14 dc x 12 rows in pattern = 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm]  

FINISHED SIZE(S)

9.75” tall x 9.25” wide [25.5 cm tall x 23.5 cm wide]

PATTERN KEY

BLO: back loop only

Ch: chain

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

FLO: front loop only 

FO: fasten off

Rem: remain(s) 

Rep: repeat

RS: right side

Rsc: reverse single crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

St(s): stitch(es)

Sk: skip

WS: wrong side

YO: yarn over

Yo-slst: yarn over slip stitch

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

CSDC: pull up a loop that is row height, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice

Reverse single crochet: working from left to right, insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (stitch will be twisted)

Yo-slst: YO, insert hook in FLO or BLO of indicated st, YO and through st and 2 loops on hook

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

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NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read entire pattern before beginning.
  • Ch 3 can replace CSDC, and will count as a dc throughout the pattern.
  • Ch 1 counts as st on rows of rsc.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Ch 34

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from the hook, dc in each ch, do not turn. 32 dc

Row 2: Ch 1, working left to right in FLO, starting in 2nd st from hook, *rsc in next st,  rep from * across until 1 st rem, sl st in last st, do not turn. 30 rsc

Row 3: Working in BLO, CSDC in first st, dc in each st, do not turn. 32 dc 

Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3, turn after last row.

Row 6: Ch 1, working in BLO, yo-slst in each st, turn.

Row 7: Rep Row 3, turn.

Rows 8-9: Rep Rows 6-7, do not turn after last row.

Rows 10-25: Rep [Rows 2-9] 2 more times.

Rows 26-29: Rep Rows 2-5, do not FO.

Finishing

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *evenly sc down the side of the cloth to next cnr, ch 1 and turn cnr, sc in each st to next cnr, rep from * around, FO and use tail to join to first sc.

Weave in ends.

Make the Corded Crochet Dishcloth with Creations by Courtney

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