This modern dishcloth pattern has max squish!! Seriously, it is MAX SQUISH! This one is thick and it is amaaaa-zing! It’s quick, it’s easy to whip up, and it’s addictive to get a bunch of them stacked up. Give as a gift if you want but you will definitely want to make a few to keep in your kitchen or bath, too.
Choose 1 or more yarn colors, it’s fun to mix and match! You will need:
- 100% cotton yarn (pictured is Hobby Lobby “I Love This Cotton” in red, white, and dark denim blue
- I/5.5mm crochet hook
Starting chain is any even number, you need an odd number of stitches in the row and +1 in the chain allows for the starting turn. Starting with a chain of 28, my dishcloth measured about 7 inches wide before adding the border. With 3 border rows, it will be about 8.5″ square.
Special stitch: The spider stitch is created by making (sc, ch1, sc) all in the same stitch. It sort of looks like a little fan when completed. When making a spider stitch in the next row, you’ll place it in the CENTER chain stitch of the spider from the row below. The result is these little “fans” stack up and look so pretty. Note: The row count in the brackets at the end of each refers to 12 spider stitches rather than 2 sc and 1 chain.
Starting chain: 28 sts.
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook. Skip one stitch. Then *spider stitch in next, skip 1 stitch* Repeat from * to * across. When there’s only one stitch left, HDC in that last last stitch. Ch 1 and turn. [1 HDC, 1 skip, 12 spider, 12 skipped, 1 HDC = 27 total]
Row 2-24: HDC in HDC from row below. Skip one stitch. Then *spider stitch in center space of spider stitch from the row below, skip 1 stitch* Repeat from * to * across. When there’s only one stitch left, HDC in that last last stitch. Ch 1 and turn. [1 HDC, 1 skip, 12 spider, 12 skipped, 1 HDC = 27 total]
Repeat until your dishcloth is a square. I’ve found 22-24 rows is typical for my crocheting. The way I check for square is simply folding in half corner to corner to check if the edges line up and it makes a nice triangle without any overlap.
Border Row 1: SC around with 3 SC in each corner to ease the turns. Join with a slip stitch.
Border Row 2: Ch 1, don’t turn, continue in the round. HDC around with 3 HDC in each corner.
Border Row 3: Ch 1, don’t turn, SC around with 3 SC in each corner to ease the turns. Join with a slip stitch.
Cut yarn, tie off, weave in ends. And enjoy!