The Strawberry Shortcake Crochet Dishcloth is a pretty dishcloth can be quickly crocheted to give your kitchen a lovely burst of color. If you’re ready to take the granny square to the next level, this cheerful and useful project is a great place to start!
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Watch a full video tutorial on how to crochet the Strawberry Shortcake Crochet Dishcloth:
- 7 inches across from widest points
- H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
- Brightly colored cotton yarn…I had one ball of each color with plenty of leftovers to make another cloth. (Yarn used for the dishcloths shown is Peaches & Creme Solids in Bright Pink and Ecru)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
This dishcloth is a granny hexagon finished with a simple single crochet edging. Here is a photo tutorial that may help you when making your granny hexagon: How to crochet a granny hexagon stitch by stitch
Chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Chain 4 (counts as a dc), then work (a dc into center of ring, chain 1) 11 times. Join to close with a slip stitch.
Note: If you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch 1 space and keep going. If you want to switch colors…cut yarn and join the new yarn at one of the ch 1 spaces and tie securely.
Chain 4 and work a dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work two double crochet in the next (chain 1) space. Keep doing this all the way around, working 2 dc in each space, then a chain 1. Join to close with a slip stitch.
Chain 4, then work 2 dc in the same space, then chain 1. In the next space, work three dc, then chain 1. Keep doing this all the way around the circle…3 dc, then a chain 1 in each space. Join with a slip stitch to close.
Round 4 (circle becomes hexagon in this round):
Chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space. This creates the first hexagon corner. In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two “clusters” and a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1). Join with a slip stitch to close.
Note: just be sure there is a ch 1 in between each grouping of 3 dc clusters as you work each round. That is what gives it the pretty spaces in between each cluster and keeps it nice and flat.
Round 5: round 5 is similar to round 4, but with a sequence of a corner, then a side, then another side. Begin with a chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space. In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. In the next space, chain 1, then work 3 dc. Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two “clusters” then a side of 1 cluster, then a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1). Join with a slip stitch to close.
Work a single crochet into each space all the way around the square, but in each corner point space, work 2 sc. Join with a slip stitch to close round and fasten off. This will give it a finished look, and if you use a contrasting color, will “frame” it.