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Diamonds Dishcloth (Crochet)

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MATERIALS
Yarn: I used a lighter weight cotton yarn as I find it easier to wring out than the thicker
dishcloths made with the 4 ply cotton. But any weight of cotton will do as you can make
the dishcloth as big or small as you want by adding or subtracting to the starting chain
multiples of 9 chains.
You can buy the perfect cotton yarn for crocheted dishcloths online at Yarnsbay! It is
100% cotton, lightweight (2 - fine), about half the thickness of standard cotton yarns. They
are located in Ontario, Canada. They also ship to the U.S.
Hook: 4.50 mm

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet

You can use any colors you wish, for this pattern I will refer to the colors I used, green and purple. (It is a light purple but it looks white in the photo.)

To make your color changes even, do the stitch before the color change as follows: insert hook into st, draw up a loop, drop the yarn and pick up your next color, yarn over hook and pull through the 2 loops on your hook. Here's a video that shows you how.

You do not have to cut the yarn and sew in any ends for this pattern, you bring the yarn along the row with you and crochet over it with the other color. Here's a video that shows you how to do it.

I have also included Stitch Count Instructions below after the regular instructions, if you find it easier to follow than the normal instructions.

Ch 30 with green yarn.
To make the dishcloth wider, add multiples of 9 chs.

Row 1 - Continuing with green, 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch. *With purple - 1 sc in next 7 chs, with green - 1 sc in next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Finish off the last st by doing the color change with purple, ch 1, turn.

Row 2 - Pick up purple (put the green yarn on top of the st of previous row as you will be crocheting over it) 1 purple st in first sc, *with green and make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple and make 1 sc in next 5 sts*. Repeat from * to * to last 3 sts. With green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in last stitch, ch 1 and turn.

Row 3 - With purple make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sc, *with purple make 1 sc in next 3 sc, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * to the last 2 sts. With purple make 1 sc in last 2 sts.

Row 4 - With purple make 1 sc in first 3 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, *with purple make 1 sc in next 5 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts*. Repeat from * to * to last 3 sts. With purple make 1 sc in last 3 sts, ch 1 and turn.

Row 5 - With purple make 1 sc in next 4 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, *with purple make 1 sc in next 7 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts*. Repeat from * to * to last 4 sts. With purple make 1 sc in last 4 sts, ch 1 and turn.

Row 6 - With purple make 1 sc in next 3 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next 1 st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, *with purple make 1 sc in next 5 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next 1 st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts*. Repeat from * to * to last 3 sts. With purple make 1 sc in last 3 sts, ch 1 and turn.

Row 7 - With purple make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sc, *with purple make 1 sc in next 3 sc, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * to the last 2 sts. With purple make 1 sc in last 2 sts.

Row 8 - With purple make 1 sc in first st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next 5 sts, *with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next st, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in next 5 sts*. Repeat from * to * to last 3 sts. With green make 1 sc in next 2 sts, with purple make 1 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.

Row 9 - With green make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *With purple make 1 sc in next 7 sts, with green make 1 sc in next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * to end of row, ch 1 and turn.

Repeat Rows 2 to 9 until desired length.

Border - Do 2 rows of sc in green all around the dishcloth. In each corner make 3 sc.

Stitch Count Instructions.

Some people might find it easier to follow stitch count instructions rather than the full written instructions so I decided to do that too.

All stitches are in sc. "G" means the color green that I used, "P" means the color purple that I used. You can use any color combinations, of course.

Follow the instructions above for making your starting chain.

Row 1 - 2 G, 7 P. Repeat to last 2 sts, 2 G

Row 2 - 1 P, *2 G, 5 P, 2 G, 1 P, 2 G, 5 P*. Repeat to last 3 sts, 2 G, 1 P.

Row 3 - 2 P, 2 G, *3 P, 2 G*. Repeat to last 2 sts, 2 P.

Row 4 - 3 P, 2 G, 1 P, 2 G, *5 P, 2 G, 1 P, 2 G*. Repeat to last 3 sts, 3 P.

Row 5 - 4 P, 2 G, *7 P, 2 G*. Repeat to last 4 sts, 4 P.

Row 6 - 3 P, 2 G, 1 P, 2 G, *5 P, 2 G, 1 P, 2 G*. Repeat to last 3 sts, 3 P.

Row 7 - 2 P, 2 G, *3 P, 2 G*. Repeat to last 2 sts, 2 P.

Row 8 - 1 P, 2 G, *5 P, 2 G, 1 P, 2 G*. Repeat to last 1 st, 1 P.

Row 9 - Same as Row 1.

Repeat Rows 2 to 9 to desired length, then do the border.

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