Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth Pattern and Tutorial

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Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

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  3. Forked Half Double Crochet Dishcloth
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  5. Up and Down Dishcloth
  6. Linen Stitch Crochet Dishcloth
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Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth

Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

Supplies

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches
For the 4 inches by 4 inches, 9 inches by 9 inches and 12 inches by 12 inches please scroll to the end of the post!

Gauge

15 sts in 4 inches; 14 rows in 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
tr – triple crochet stitch
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Special Stitches

Triple Stitch or Treble Stitch (tr): Yarn over the hook 2 times. Insert your hook into the specified stitch and yarn over the hook. Pull up 1 loop. You now have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook.  You now have 2 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

Helfpul Tutorials

Invisible Join

Alternate Ways to Work into the Starting Chain (back bump)

Stitch tutorials: tr, dtr, ttr

Stitch Pattern Multiple

Ch a multiple of 2 sts

Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

6 Inch by 6 Inch Square

R1: Ch 24, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work in the back bump of each st across: 1 sc in each, ch 1, turn [23]

Chain 24 Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

1-sc-in-each-st-across Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

R2: 1 sc in the first st, *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [23]

1-sc-in-the-first-st-1-tr-in-the-next Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

tr-continued Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

tr continued - Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

tr-next-2 Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

tr-4 Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

continue-across Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

R2-complete Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

R3: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [23]

R3 Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

Rep R2 and R3: 10 times more times.

Edging

Turn to work along the side edge. We will work each side of the square as a Row.

R1: Sc 21 times evenly along the side edge and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the bottom edge. [24]

R2: 1 sc in each of the next 21 sts and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the side edge. [24]

R3: Sc 21 times evenly along the side edge and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the top edge. [24]

R4: 1 sc in each of the next 21 sts and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the side edge. [24]

R5: 1 sl st in each st across.  Turn to work along the bottom edge [24]

R6: 1 sl st in each st across. Turn to work along the side edge. [24]

R7: 1 sl st in each st across. Turn to work along the top edge [24]

R8: 1 sl st in each st across. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in any ends. [24]

Finished-Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

Size: 9 Inch by 9 inch

R1: Ch 34, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work in the back bump of each st across: 1 sc in each, ch 1, turn [33]

R2: 1 sc in the first st, *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [33]

R3: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [33]

Rep R2 and R3: 15 more times (this will bring you to approximately 9 inches in height)

Edging:

Turn to work along the side edge. We will work each side of the square as a Row.

R1: Sc 31 times evenly along the side edge and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the bottom edge. [34]

R2: 1 sc in each of the next 31 sts and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the side edge. [34]

R3: Sc 31 times evenly along the side edge and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the top edge. [34]

R4: 1 sc in each of the next 31 sts and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the side edge. [34]

R5: 1 sl st in each st across.  Turn to work along the bottom edge [34]

R6: 1 sl st in each st across. Turn to work along the side edge. [34]

R7: 1 sl st in each st across. Turn to work along the top edge [34]

R8: 1 sl st in each st across. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in any ends. [34]

Size: 12 Inch by 12 Inch

R1: Ch 44, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work in the back bump of each st across: 1 sc in each, ch 1, turn [43]

R2: 1 sc in the first st, *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [43]

R3: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [43]

Rep R2 and R3: 20 more times (this will bring you to approximately 12 inches in height)

Edging:

Turn to work along the side edge. We will work each side of the square as a Row.

R1: Sc 41 times evenly along the side edge and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the bottom edge. [44]

R2: 1 sc in each of the next 41 sts and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the side edge. [44]

R3: Sc 41 times evenly along the side edge and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the top edge. [44]

R4: 1 sc in each of the next 41 sts and work an additional 3 sc in the corner st. Turn to work along the side edge. [44]

R5: 1 sl st in each st across.  Turn to work along the bottom edge [44]

R6: 1 sl st in each st across. Turn to work along the side edge. [44]

R7: 1 sl st in each st across. Turn to work along the top edge [44]

R8: 1 sl st in each st across. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in any ends. [44]

 

Size: 4 inch by 4 inch

Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth

R1: Ch 12, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work in the back bump of each st across: 1 sc in each, ch 1, turn [11]

R2: 1 sc in the first st, *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [11]

R3: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [11]

Rep R2 and R3: 4 more times (this will bring you to approximately 3.5 inches in height)

Edging:

Work 1 sc in each st and each row end and in each corner work: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

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