Christmas is quickly approaching like every other holiday throughout the year I find myself in a mad dash to keep up with things. I posted a while back before my Facebook page was hacked these crochet dishcloth labels so I’m hoping that all who love them their find this post and can enjoy them for years to come.
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The crochet pattern that I used for the dishcloths or washcloths, whichever you prefer is my free Crochet Brighton Washcloth Pattern.
When I first designed these cloths I made them up with a 5.5 mm hook which made a pretty dense washcloth. But, after using them for a while I wanted to see what they would be like made it with a 6.5 mm hook and a few more starting chains, and I love it!
Not only didn’t make a larger cloth but one that wasn’t quite so stiff.
So for the dishcloths shown in this post in the blue and tan just follow the pattern below and you will end up with a dishcloth that measures 10″ x 10″.
Then, when I was printing of my Christmas Dishcloth Labels I thought they would look beautiful with the cloths I had just made – and they did! (scroll down to download the labels for free)
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What type of yarn do you use to crochet washcloths and dishcloths?
It used to be that cotton was the only recommended yarn for dish and washcloths. Now things have changed. With the ever evolving release of new yarns there are plenty to choose from.
There is no doubt that cotton is well loved and known especially to beginners for the classic dishcloth. But just know that acrylic works too! And wow did I get trashed on YouTube when I did my tutorial for my beginner dishcloth using acrylic. Let me just confirm a dishcloth made from acrylic WILL NOT MELT when used as a dishcloth.
Let me explain why I used it. For beginners it is by far easier to work with than the traditional Bernat Handicrafter cotton. It tends to Frey is sticky and just generally challenging to work with.
The acrylic slides so easily looks beautiful and is soft.
Personally I find too that because it isn’t quite as absorbent as cotton it doesn’t stain as much.
Now let me tell you why I used cotton for this pattern. Because it is beautiful, vibrant and well… I wanted to make the peeps happy who hated me for making my ‘washcloth’ from acrylic.
Really IMO just use the yarn you love to look at and love to work with. You an artist so YOU decide!
Watch Video Tutorial Below
One last thing to mention – The video below is for the smaller cloth. For the 10″ x 10″ cloth be sure to use a 6.50 mm crochet hook and starting chain of 38.
Video Tutorial for Absolute Beginners
Already Know How to Crochet? This video is for you!
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- rpt – repeat
- 6.50 mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn – I used Bernat Handicrafter
- 3 Colours will be needed for multi-coloured cloth
- Fray Check
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Finished size is approximately 10″ x 10″
To increase or decrease the size just chain less or more. Be sure to keep a multiple of 2 + 4
Free Crochet Resources to Download
Brighton Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
How to make a striped version of the crochet washcloth
For multi-coloured cloth use three colours and change at every row.
With 6.50 mm hook
3 skipped chain of row 1 counts as 1st dc
Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch* rpt from * to * ending with dc in last ch. Ch 2 turn. (34)
Row 2: Chain 2 of previous row counts as first hdc. *Dc in 1st ch one row below, ch 1* rpt from * to* to last 2 sts Skip 2nd last st, hdc in last ch. Ch 2 turn. (34)
Repeat row 3 below until dishcloth measures 10 inches.
Rows 3: Ch 2 from previous row counts as 1st hdc. Dc in 1st skipped st under ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in skipped st under ch space, ch 1 skip next st* rpt from *to* to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st. Ch 2 turn (34)
Note: At the end of row 24 only ch 1.
Finishing row: Sc in 1st ch space, dc in skipped stitch under ch space, (sc, dc in skipped st under ch space) rpt () in each ch 1 space till end of row. End with hdc in last ch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Weave in all ends and secure with Fray Check – make sure that you fasten off on the same side for all ends – this will become the wrong side of the neck warmer. Handy Hint – I don’t cut ends until the very last step that way the wrong side is always clearly visible.
How to print this pattern
If you’re looking for a crochet pattern that you can take with you anywhere, and that is easy to read and follow, then look no further!
I’ve created an INEXPENSIVE ad-free version of my popular crochet pattern that you can easily download from Etsy. This way, you can mark up the pattern as needed without any distractions, and enjoy crocheting it wherever you go.
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Free Dishcloth Labels
How to download and print the pdf
- Click on the link to the PDF. A new window should pop up with the document.
- In the upper right corner of the new window, click on the download icon (the downward arrow). The PDF will now download onto your computer.
- Once it has downloaded, open up the document. Depending on what program you have to open PDFs, you may have to double-click on it or right-click and then select “Open with…”
- Once open, go to File in the top left corner of your screen and click Print (or press Command + P on a Mac).
- Select your printer and make sure you are using the correct paper size.
- On the left side, under Page Sizing and Handling, click on Fit to Printable Area.
- Make sure that Scale to Fit is checked and click on Print.
Hope you all have lots of fun making these! Be sure to tag me on Instagram and show me what you made and how you use the labels! @prettydarnadorable can’t wait to see!
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