This project comes to us from Kathleen Mower. She enjoys all kinds of hand crafts, including crochet, and loves to make special gifts for friends and family. Kathleen works especially hard at reviving an old-fashioned tradition–creating a hope chest for her daughter. Stop by and see what she is up to at Miss Abigail’s Hope Chest.
Easy Flower Motif Granny Square Dishcloth
Quick and easy to do, this pretty crocheted dishcloth sets a springtime tone in the kitchen. The granny square technique is simple enough for beginners and quick enough for anyone who needs a thoughtful, handmade gift for a bride or hostess. And spring cleaning invites just such a charming dishcloth.
- Worsted weight cotton yarn in yellow, white, and blue
- Size G crochet hook.
Note: Dishcloth measures approximately nine inches square. Turning the motif for the leaf round shows the nubby texture of the reverse crochet on the right side, which sets off the flower petals just a bit when viewed from the right side.
Row 1: With yellow color, ch 4. Sl st to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as a dc). Make 11 dc in ring. (Twelve double crochet total.) Join with a slip stitch to top of beginning chain.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as sc, ch 1). (Sc, ch 1) in between the eleven remaining double crochet in ring. (Twelve chain 1 spaces.) Fasten off and weave in the end. Mark for right side facing.
Row 3: With reverse side facing, cast on white color with ch 3 in any chain 1 space. (Dc, ch 1) in same space. (2 dc, ch 1) in each chain 1 space around. Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 3. Sl st in the next stitch and in the next space.
Row 4: Ch 3. Make 2 dc in the space at the bottom of the chain. Ch 1. (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the chain 1 spaces around. Join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off and weave in the end.
Row 5: Turn so that the back of the flower is facing. With green color, cast on with ch 3 in any chain 1 space. (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space. Ch 1. * (3 dc, ch 1) in next 2 spaces. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next space.* Repeat from * two more times. (3 dc, ch 1) in next 2 spaces. Join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off and weave in the end.
Row 6: Turn so the right side is facing again. Cast on blue color with ch 3 in any corner space. (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same space. **(3 dc, ch 1) in next 3 spaces. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next space. Repeat from ** two more times. (3 dc, ch 1) in next 3 spaces. Join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Sl st in top of next 2 stitches and in the corner space. Chain 3.
Rows 7-9: Repeat previous row, increasing along each side with one (3 dc, ch 1) group. Join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off and weave in the end.
With white color, cast on in any corner space and chain 4. Sc in same space. Ch 4. (Sc, ch 4) in each chain 1 space along the side. (Sc, ch 4, sc) in corner space. Chain 4. Repeat around edges. Join the last corner with a slip stitch in the bottom of the beginning chain. Fasten off and weave in the end.
Steam lightly with a steam iron held just above the crocheted fabric. This helps to set the stitches and gives a nice finish to the dishcloth, especially when intended as a gift.
Do you find crocheted granny squares easy to make? You can find my favorite granny square dishcloth in the tutorials on my blog and FaveCrafts has two more easy granny square dishcloths to try. I hope you’ll try this cute flower variation and tell me what you think.