- CH = Chain
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- SC = Single Crochet
- SL ST = Slip Stich
- Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
- Cotton Yarn - I used Sugar 'n Cream
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Starting in the third chain from the hook, complete 24 HDC stitches across. To make an HDC, wrap yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the chain, wrap yarn over hook again and pull yarn through 1 loop, wrap yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops on the hook. For a video on how to complete an HDC, see Crochet Geek's video. At the end of the row, chain 2.
Then turn the work to begin crocheting across the next row.
The Chain 2 at the beginning of the row, doesn't count as the first HDC, so start the first HDC into the first space from the hook.
Continue HDC rows for about 17 rows total or until the dishcloth reaches the desired length.
You can either finish off the dishcloth here (to see how to finish off, visit this video) or you can add a contrasting color for edging. If you decide to complete the edging, attach your contrasting yarn color and SC in each HDC space for the tops and bottoms. On the sides, complete 6 SCs for about every 5 HDC rows (SC in each row 4 times and then 2 SCs in the next row). On the corners, complete 2 SCs in one space. Connect edging with a slip stitch, finish off, and weave in ends. To see how to complete SC edging, visit Crochet Geek's Video.
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Thanks so much Ashley! These are my absolute fav for wiping kiddo's faces with- much softer than a regular dish rag. Not to mention cuter:)