Quick Gift Wednesday – Twisted Loop Dishcloth

I have a confession to make. I rarely use cotton yarn for my dishcloths or wash cloths. I find that I like the quick dry factor of acrylic yarn and I also like the slight scrub you get from it. Please feel free to use whatever yarn you love!

This quick gift took me about 30 minutes to crochet and I tend to be slow. I am pretty sure if you were sitting down for a movie you could crochet 4 or 5.

In case you are wondering, I have a restaurant coffee maker in my kitchen. This is what my cloth is hanging on. The coffee maker is a bit ugly but you really can’t beat it for speed and convenience. It makes my morning coffee in under 2 minutes and it has an on demand boiled water tap. Hot chocolate and instant oatmeal are a breeze. As an added bonus my plants love the warmth on top during the cold winter months here in Saskatchewan.

Tools needed for this project

  1. Worsted weight yarn of your choice
  2. 5 mm crochet hook
  3. Yarn needle to weave in your ends
  4. Scissors

Skills needed for this project

  1. Magic loop (or you could chain 2 instead)
  2. Double Crochet (DC)
  3. Single Crochet (SC)
  4. Slip Stitch (SS)
  5. Chain Sitch (CH)
  6. Skip Stitch (SK)

Instructions

  1. Make a magic ring or chain 2
  2. Pull up a loop
  3. CH 2
  4. 12 DC into magic ring or 2nd CH from the hook
  5. SS to the first DC your made (starting chains do not count as a stitch, just ignore them here and through out the pattern)
  6. 2 DC into first stitch (the same one your slip stitched into) and each stitch around (24)
  7. SS to first DC
  8. CH 2
  9. 2 DC into first stitch (the same one your slip stitched into)
  10. 1 DC into the next stitch
  11. Continue this stitch sequence around (36)
  12. SS to first DC
  13. CH 2
  14. 2 DC into the first stitch
  15. 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches
  16. Continue this stitch sequence around (48)
  17. SS to first DC
  18. CH 2
  19. 2 DC into first stitch
  20. 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches
  21. Continue this sequence around (60)
  22. SS to first DC
  23. Chain 15
  24. SK 3 stitches
  25. SS into the 4th stitch
  26. CH 1
  27. Cut yarn and pull the tail through the CH you just made to secure it
  28. Attach your second color by tying it on anywhere you want to (I attached mine right at the bottom but it really doesn’t matter)
  29. Pull up a loop
  30. CH 1
  31. SC into the first stitch
  32. 2 SC into the next stitch
  33. Continue this sequence until you get to the loop you created with the chains
  34. 20 SC around the loop
  35. Continue your SC sequence around your edge
  36. SS to first SC
  37. CH 1
  38. Cut yarn and pull the tail through the CH you just made to secure it
  39. Twist your loop until it looks the way you want it to look and then sew it into place using a piece of matching yarn.
  40. Yay!!! You made a quick gift that someone will use for years

Have a great day from Tracy K.

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