Crocheted Dish Cloth

Admittedly I have never thought much about how much plastic we use in our everyday lives. But lately it has become a concern of mine, and I believe every little step matters, even though it may not change the world dramatically.
I have long tried to minimize the amount of polyester and acrylics in my clothing, but never gave my kitchen utilities much thought. One day I realized that I buy and dispose of my dish clothes fairly quickly. It was then I decided to make my own dishcloths and there are two good reasons for it:
1 – It would reduce the amount of plastic going down the drain
and
2 – Well they are just much prettier than the disposable ones and I get to choose the colour
Do you see any downsides to this?
I want as many people as possible to use crocheted dish cloths, so feel free to use below instruction.

Crocheted Dish Cloth

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Yarn
1 ball of 50g Rosários4 For Nature Organic Cotton
Alternative: Schachenmayr Organic Cotton
Hook
3,5 mm
Gauge
24 SC x 24 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm
Finished Size
Approx. 25 cm x 25 cm

The beauty of this pattern is that you do not need to worry about the gauge or finding the right hook size. Any cotton yarn (preferably organic) and hook can be used. You can make it as big as you want – just add more chains and rows.

Instructions

*-* = repeat till end of row

Even number of stitches:

  1. Chain 60+1
  2. Begin in the 2nd chain from hook – *1 Slip Stitch – 1 HDC* – TURN
  3. Chain 1 – *1 Slip Stitch – 1 HDC* – TURN
  4. – Repeat 3. step till you have a square

Uneven number of stitches:

  1. Chain 59+1
  2. Begin in the 2nd chain from hook – 1 Slip Stitch – *1 HDC – 1 Slip Stitch* – TURN
  3. Chain 1 – 1 HDC – *1 Slip Stitch – 1 HDC* – TURN
  4. Chain 1 – 1 Slip Stitch – *1 HDC – 1 Slip Stitch* – TURN
  5. Repeat 3. and 4. till you have a square.

When you are happy with the length of your dish cloth, chain 1 and work single crochets or crab stitches all around – at the corners crochet 3 stitches in same stitch.
Cut the yarn and pull the loop.

Camilla

Homemade & Heartmade

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