Two Color Crochet Dishcloth
This two color crochet dishcloth is easy to make because it uses just 2 simple crochet stitches – can you believe it?! Plus, it also includes a very simple way to change colors each row without having to weave in a million ends – yay!!! The combination of the 2 stitches also creates great texture.
Stitches You Need to Know for this Crochet Dishcloth
I think this is a great project for confident beginners because it uses single crochet and half double crochet – that’s it! I love how you can create texture and an interesting color-pattern with these 2 stitches. You’ll love how easy it is to create this two color crochet dishcloth.
Crochet Dishcloth or Washcloth – You Decide!
Since this crochet dishcloth has good texture, it works well on dishes but you can also take it into the shower for a soft and practical washcloth. Then when you’re finished with it, just toss it in the wash and use again. I think this two color crochet dishcloth project would also make for a good gift especially if you make two in the same colors but swap which one is the “Main Color” for each one. Pair them with a fancy hand soap or scented hand-sanitizer and you have a thoughtful and practical gift that anyone can use!
Video Tutorial Included!
If you know how to single crochet and half double crochet but are not sure about the color-changing technique, no need to worry! I’ve put together a short video tutorial showing you all the steps and even a little trick I discovered for how to make sure your color-changes are smooth along the sides. Just scroll down to the instructions below and you’ll see the video, too.
Let’s get started on our Two Color Crochet Dishcloth!
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
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2 balls cotton yarn in contrasting or coordinating colors
(I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Ecru (off-white) and Sage Green (Light Green) and Hot Pink )
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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Ch = chain
Sp = space
St = stitch
Hk = hook
Lp = loop
Sk = skip
YO = yarn over
RS = Right Side
This dishcloth is worked in rows changing to a new color during the last YO of the last stitch of each row
MC = Main Color (This is the color you will work in for Row 1 and all odd number rows up including Row 21 – this color will also be used for the edging)
CC = Coordinating Color (This is the color you will use for Row 2 and all other even Rows)
(See the longer green loops along the right side of the dishcloth? They come from changing the color at the end of the row but I figured out how to eliminate them with a quick little tip. I show you in the video tutorial below 🙂)
Video Tutorial – Step-by-Step!
Instructions for the Two Color Crochet Dishcloth:
With MC ch 26
Row 1 (Right Side):
In 2nd ch from hk (sc, hdc); [sk next ch, (sc, hdc) in next ch] across; For last hdc, work last YO with CC (dropping MC at side of Row). Turn. (13 shells – Shell = (sc, hdc))
For the remainder of the dishcloth: Each color you are not using you will carry along and crochet over it as you work the stitches for each row
This way both colors are ready to use at the end of every row and you will only need to weave in 6 ends – even though every row is a different color!
**Not sure what I mean? Check out the video tutorial above and you’ll see it’s easier than it sounds 🙂 **
Ch 1; [sk next hdc, (sc, hdc) in next sc] across; For last hdc, work last YO with other color. Turn. (13 shells)
Repeat Row 2 alternating MC and CC every other row.
For very last hdc of Row 21, do not change colors.
The Right Side of the dishcloth should be facing;
Ch 1, sc in same sc that worked last shell; Work sc evenly down side of rows to corner; sl st to 1st st of Row 1. Fasten off.
With Right Side still facing and MC, join with sc in next corner (at end of Row 1); work sc evenly across to corner; sl st to 1st st of Row 21. Fasten off.
Finishing of the Two Color Crochet Dishcloth:
On Wrong Side of dishcloth weave in ends in stitches with same color
And there you have it – your Two Color Crochet Dischloth is complete!
Which colors did you decide to make yours in? Let me know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it. I think 2 shades of the same color would be pretty, too or the colors of your favorite sports team! Did you crochet this dishcloth for yourself or did you give it as a gift? Let us know in the comments below – I would love to hear about that, too.
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