About the Dishcloth in Griddle Stitch

Griddle Stitch is a classic when it comes to dishcloths. This is because it is a very fixed pattern – without many and large holes. It may, at first glance, seem a bit messy (as the name also suggests), but because it is continuous and repetitive, there is control over the mess. It’s quite charming 🙂

I do not make borders on my Dishcloth in Griddle Stitch. I think a border gives it a soft and feminine look and I am quite fond of the raw edge. It is a completely personal taste and the border can always be added. If you crochet without an edge, it requires that you crochet very straight and with the same firmness throughout the cloth, so you get a tight look, and the cloth is nice and square.

If you want to crochet a border, for a cloth like this, I would recommend making it with single crochets (sc) all the way around. At the corners you make 3-4 single crochets together (depending on whether you crochet very firmly or loosely), so that it becomes nice and square. On the sides I adjust, as I crochet along. So you make one side at a time and look at it. If necessary, change it if it is too tight / loose. A border is a good idea, if you are not so experienced yet, and would like to hide small flaws. Or just think it gives the best finish.

Time to produce: 3-4 hours
Skill level: Easy
Format: 25 x 25 cm
Mor Anette boblepude

This free crochet pattern on the Dishcloth in Griddle Stitch requires that you can make “double crochet (dc)” and “chains (ch) and single crochet (sc)”, so it is easy to make.

Mor Anette boblepude

Pattern

I have often used this green, as I think it is an absolutely fantastic color: Scheepjes Cotton 8 in the color dark green (713).

In general, all cotton yarn in 8/4 is pretty good to use. This from Infinity Hearts Rose cotton yarn 8/4 has super many beautiful colors and is often with a discount.

Tools

Materials

Start: Use hook 2.5 mm and chain 57 (ch). Start in the 2nd stitch from the hook.

ROW 1+ Use hook 3 mm: (1 single crochet (sc), 1 double crochet (dc)) 28 times, 1 ch, turn.

Repeat until you have a square cloth. Fasten off and weave in ends.

And dadaaaaaaa: Now you have your own version of my Dishcloth in Griddle Stitch. Congratulations 🙂

Washing tip: Vinegar bath

Before washing your Dishcloths in Griddle Stitch for the first time, put them in vinegar water. That will minimize fading of colors and the absorbency is improved when you use them for the first time … And have we not all been in the situation with a brand new cloth that is so fresh that no water can enter. Then you stand there and try to mix yarn with water and something so simple becomes so complicated …

A mixing ratio is approx. 1 splash of vinegar to 8 splashes of cold water.

Wash them according to the yarn’s washing instructions. Or according to my instructions which are 60 degrees (90 degrees if it is white), no matter what the washing instructions say (if it is 100% cotton). It is at your own risk (I have to say), but then you are sure of clean cloths. You may risk them fading slightly in color.

I have made some helpful videos that should make it easier for you to understand the pattern. It’s just usually easier in live pictures ? All videos are made and edited by Milla Billa. Music by www.bensound.com.

Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
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