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Red, White and Stripes Dishcloth

This patriotic striped dishcloth is worked in rows of slanted shells in red and white. The border consists of a row of single crochet, then a row of half double crochet and finally a row of slip stitch.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approx 8” x 8”.

Gauge: 5 slanted shells and 8 rows = 3” [7.6 cm].


Medium weight yarnYarn: Peaches & Crème (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): #11095 Red (A, 1 ball), #11005 White (B, 1 ball)

Hooks: US size H/8 (5.0mm)

Notions: Large eye tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Slanted Shell – (Sc, dc) in designated st.

Pattern Notes

Change colors in the last loop of st. Drop yarn at end of every second row and pull up next color for the next row.


With A, ch 22.

Row 1: Work slanted shell in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, slanted shell in next ch; rep from * across, end with sc in last ch, turn. (10 slanted shells)

Row 2: Ch 1, slanted shell in first sc, slanted shell in each sc across, end with sc in last st, turn. (10 slanted shells)

Rows 3-4: With B, rep Row 2.

Rows 5-6: With A, rep Row 2.

Rows 7-8: With B, rep Row 2.

Rows 9-10: With A, rep Row 2.

Rows 11-12: With B, rep Row 2.

Rows 13-14: With A, rep Row 2.

Rows 15-16: With B, rep Row 2.

Rows 17-18: With A, rep Row 2.


Rnd 1: With B, sc evenly around with 3 sc in each corner and 1 sc in end of each row, join in the first st, picking up A.

Rnd 2: With A, ch 1, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in each center corner st, join in first st, picking up B. Fasten off A.

Rnd 3: With B, sl st in each st around, join in first st.

Fasten off.


Weave in all ends.


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  • Theresa L.

    Did you carry the yarn for the color change somehow, or literally change each time and weave in the ends?


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