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How do you crochet dishcloths?

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To crochet dishcloths, chain as many stitches as required to reach the desired dishcloth width. Then, use single crochet stitches or a variation of them across the required number of rows. Finish the pattern using single crochet stitches around the pattern's perimeter.

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Using 100 percent cotton yarn with size K hook, acrylic yarn or four-ply worsted yarn with size G hook, chain 22 to 31 or as many stitches as required to form the dishcloth's width.

Then, skip the first chain on the hook and make a single crochet stitch in the second one. Continue making single crochets in all the chains on the hook until the row is complete. Now, make one chain stitch and turn the pattern.

For the second row, single crochet in every stitch, make one chain and turn. Then, skip the chain, turn and repeat the row.

Alternatively, skip first single crochet and single crochet in the second chain on the hook. Work only on the stitch's front loop. Next, single crochet in the adjacent stitch and work only in the back loop. Continue the single crochets, alternately working in the front and back loops until the row is complete. Make one chain and turn. Repeat until around 30 rows are made or the pattern becomes 6 1/2 inches long.

When finishing the pattern with the single crochets, place two to three of these stitches in every corner. Finally, join the last and first stitches with a slip stitch and fasten off.

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