When I was a new crocheter, and indeed, a new knitter, I loved making dishcloths. They are fast, cheerful, have a practical use, and are a great way to learn a new stitch. And the Bright Chevron Dishcloth might just be my new favorite!
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The gorgeous chevrons here aren’t made in the usual way with increases and decreases. They aren’t even made with post stitches! Rather it’s a unique stitch pattern that I’ve fallen in love with, and I think you will too. These “swatches” are too pretty to stick in a drawer!
A note on the yarn: I get a lot of questions about color bleeding when using cotton yarns marketed for dishcloth making. I tested the Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton before publishing this pattern – I mixed white and red, and put them in cold water and hot water, and even went so far as to rub them together. I’m pleased to say that the dye stayed put, with no color bleeding at all! So I highly recommend Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton for dishcloths, washcloths, spa products, and really anything you’d like to make with it!
Bright Chevron Dishcloth
- US – I, 5.5mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
- 105 yds Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (100% cotton; Aran/yarn symbol “4”; 99 yds/91 m; 2.01 oz)
Color A: (60 yds) Cayenne, Citrus, Snap Pea, and Tropic Breeze shown
Color B: (45 yds) Vanilla shown
- Stitch Markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
- Gauge: 14 sts x 12 rows = 4″ in pattern
- Finished Size: 9″ x 9″
- For crochet abbreviations and tutorials, please go to the Crochet Abbreviations Page
- Video tutorial: Click Here!
NOTE: This stitch pattern uses 2 active loops, one for each color of yarn. Use a stitch marker to secure the loop you are not currently using so the previous row does not come undone. This pattern uses some unique stitches, those are linked to their tutorials when they are available.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 32, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next 3 chs, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next 3 chs; repeat from * to end, turn. (31 sts inc chs)
Row 2: CSDC in 1st st, dc in each remaining st across; turn and remove hook from loop (pm). (31 sts)
Row 3: With Color B, join with sc to 1st st, working in front of previous row, tr in 1st skipped ch of Row 1, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, *tr2tog in previous skipped ch of Row 1 and next skipped ch of Row 1, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, tr in last skipped ch of Row 1, sc in last st; turn. (31 sts inc chs)
Row 4: CSDC in 1st st, dc in each remaining st across; turn and remove hook from loop (pm). (31 sts)
Row 5: Insert hook in loop of Color A, ch 3, sc in 1st st of previous row, working in front of previous row, tr in 1st skipped st of the row below the previous row, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, *tr2tog in previous skipped st of the row below and next skipped st of the row below, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, tr in last skipped st of the row below, sc in last st; turn. (31 sts (does not include the first ch 3))
Row 6: CSDC in 1st st, dc in each remaining st across; turn and remove hook from loop (pm). (31 sts)
Row 7 – 24: Repeat Rows 5 and 6, alternating between Color A and Color B. After Row 24, break Color B.
Row 25: Repeat Row 5 with Color A, do not turn.
Edging: Continuing with Color A, sc evenly all around cloth; join and break Color A.
And that’s the Bright Chevron Dishcloths! These are fab in the kitchen of course, but they also make great napkins, lightweight trivets, or even washcloths for the bath or spa! Bright, cheap and cheerful, and fun to make, I hope you enjoy this free crochet dishcloth pattern!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2016, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print or download this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern, or go to Print Friendly.com and paste in the URL of this post. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!