Crochet patterns that are easy to do and don’t require a lot of counting are great since you can work on a project while watching TV. Not having to keep count of your stitches when following a pattern is a plus when you face lots of distractions throughout your day.
This simple Back and Forth Dishcloth pattern is perfect for when you want to work on something you don’t have to think about, since it’s crafted with just a single crochet stitch that is alternated between the front and back loop. It’s a good project for a beginner to crochet, and also quick to work up by someone more experienced with a crochet hook to make for gift giving or craft fairs.
Ch = chain
Sk = skip
SC = single crochet
BLO = Back loop only
FLO = Front loop only
SS = slip stitch
Back and Forth Dishcloth Pattern
With size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook and any kitchen cotton yarn, ch 31
Row 1: SC in third ch from hook, and each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sk first stitch, SC in BLO of next stitch, SC in FLO of next stitch, and continue across, alternating BLO and FLO, finishing with SC in both loops in turning ch.
Repeat row 2 until your dishcloth is square (the number of rows may vary depending on how tightly you crochet).
After completing the last row, do not make a turning ch, but turn the dishcloth and SS through both loops of each st in top row and around the remaining three sides, working 2 SS in each corner. SS to join to first SS in top top. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Click through the slideshow to see a closeup of the dishcloth pattern in various colors.
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