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Crochet Zig Zag Dishcloths

This dishcloth uses varying heights of crochet stitches to build up a zig zag pattern, while single crochet rows highlight the diagonal lines. Find your favorite stitch combination by exploring all three pattern variations.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 8” x 8”

Gauge: 3.5 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches in single crochet

Materials

Yarn: Lily Sugar ’n Cream (100% cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/71 grams): #01318 Black Currant (C1, 1 ball); Lily Sugar ’n Cream (100% cotton; 95 yards [86 meters]/57 grams): #02135 Moondance (C2, 1 ball) (Note: Two balls are enough to make three dishcloths.)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook
Notions: Scissors, yarn needle

Pattern

Variation One (Solid with Solid Border)

With C1, ch 28.
Row 1: Skip 1st 2 chs, sc into each ch across the row. Turn. (27 sts)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st tc), skip 1st sc, 1 tc into each of next 5 sts, 1 htc into each of next 5 sts, 1 dc into each of next 5 sts, 1 hdc into each of next 5 sts, 1 sc into each of next 6 sts. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st sc, 1 sc into the back loop of each st across the row. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st sc, 1 sc into each of next 5 sts, 1 hdc into each of next 5 sts, 1 dc into each of next 5 sts, 1 htc into each of next 5 sts, 1 tc into each of next 6 sts. Turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 2 through 5 three times more.
Border: Work 1 sc into each st across top; work 2 sts into corner. Left side — Work 4 sc around each tc and 3 sc into sts between tc; work 2 sts into corner. Work 1 sc into each st across bottom; work 2 sts into corner. Work right side as for left side. After working 2 sc into last corner, join with a sl st to first sc in border round. Break yarn and weave in ends.

Variation Two (Variegated with Solid Border)

Work as for Variation One using C2. Break yarn before Border; join C1 by working first sc of border with C1. Finish Border as directed.

Variation Three (Variegated and Solid Mix)

Begin as for Variation One, using C1.
Row 4: Join C2 by working first ch of row with C2. Do not cut C1. Complete Rows 4 and 5 with C2. Drop C2 and pick up C1. Do not cut C2. Work remaining three repeats of pattern by using C1 for Rows 2 and 3 and C2 for Rows 4 and 5. Work the border with C1; on the right side edge, work the sc around both the tc and the yarn floats.

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