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Polka Dot Dishcloth

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approx. 9½” (24 cm) square

Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm)


Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream (100% cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): #01004 Soft Ecru (A, 1 ball), #01215 Robin’s Egg (1 ball), #01699 Tangerine (1 ball)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern Notes

When joining new color, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through 2 loops, then proceed in new color.
Carry color not in use across top of previous row and work sts around it to prevent stranding.


With MC, ch 37.
Row 1 (RS): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. (36 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Beg working Chart until 28th row of Chart is complete. Break A and B.
Rows 3-4: With MC only, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of last row.


Row 1: With RS facing, join A with sl st to first sc. Ch 1. 2 sc in same sc as sl st. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around dishcloth, working 33 sc along each side edge, and having 3 sc in each corner. Break A, join B with sl st to first sc. (144 sc)
Row 2: With B, *skip first sc. 4 dc in next sc. Skip next sc. sl st in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Cynthia! I’m sure you could! You would just ignore the color chart and follow the stitch instructions instead of changing colors to make the dots. Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor


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