Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scrubbing Dish Cloths

A Free Crochet Pattern

Here is a pattern that I have recently come up with so that I can sell them at some craft shows. I think I have worked it out that each dish cloth costs about .75 cents to make and I plan to sell them for 3.00 dollars each. They can be thrown into the wash, and i have thrown them in the dryer without any problems.

  • 1 large bath puff * edit since this pattern has come out Red Heart has come out with the Scrubby Yarn This would be a great substitute for the centers, just double up the yarn with 2 strands. 
  • 1 ball of worsted cotton like sugar n cream

Hook: J/ 10- 6.00mm

Gauge: 6 inch square, 5 to 6 dish clothes

Preparation: Take the bath puff apart, and cut it long ways into 5 to 6 equal strips

Row 1: with 1 strip of the puff, ch 5, sl st into beginning ch to make a loop, ch 1 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout)  make 8 hdc in loop, sl st into 1st hdc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in next st and around. (16 hdc) (You should have just enough of a strip to complete the two rows)

Row 3: Ch 1,( hdc in next 4 st, ch 3) repeat 3 times, sl st into first hdc.

Row 4: Ch 1, (hdc in each of the 4 hdc of previous row, 2 hdc ch 3 2 hdc in corner space) repeat 3 times, sl st into first hdc.

Row 5: Ch 1, Hdc in each of the 6 hdc of previous row, 2 hdc ch 1, 2 hdc in corner space,( hdc in each of the 8 hdc of previous row, 2 hdc ch 1, 2 hdc in corner space) repeat 2 times, 2 hdc in last 2 st of row.

Row 6: C1, hdd in same st, 4 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc, in next st, skip 1 st, sc in next, hdc in next skip 1 st 4 dc in corner space,  (hdc, sc, skip 1 st, sc, hdc, 4dc, hdc, sc, skip 1 st, sc, hdc, skip 1 st, 4 dc in corner space) repeat 2 times, hdc, sc, in last 2 sts. Finish off and weave in all ends.

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  1. You can also save some money by buying the netting by the yard at the fabric store.

    1. You can also find the mesh really cheap on eBay. But the bath puffs are something everyone has around the house, and the are easy to find at just about any store.

  2. I buy netting in 6 inch wide spools on Ebay and cut it into 3 strips 2 inches wide each and wrap that around the cotton yarn and knit or crochet them together. I have not tried this with that in the center of the cloth so will be trying that tonight. Thanks Julie.

  3. I have a lot of tulle left over from my wedding. I will be trying this pattern.