I wanted to include a couple of dishcloths with a family member's Christmas gift, so I found some pretty cotton yarn in my stash and started working away. I wanted to use sunny and bright colors that would be cheerful on the grayest winter day.
What I came up with is the Citrus Twist Dishcloth...
A fun little dishcloth with a lot of "a-peel". :-)
Citrus Twist Dishcloth
by Heather P.
100% cotton worsted weight yarn
G crochet hook
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn. (31 sts now and throughout.)
Row 2: dc in 1st st, sc in next st, *dc 2 times in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat from * across to last two sts, sc in next st, dc in last st, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: dc in 1st st, hdc in the next st and in each st across, end row with a dc in the last st, ch 2, turn.
Row 4 and 5: Repeat row 3 (for a total of two additional rows).
Alternate Rows 2 and 3 until your cloth measures approx 6 1/2 inches (end with a Row 2).
Repeat Rows 3 - 5 (for a total of three additional rows).
Repeat Row 2, ch 1, turn.
sc across, ch 1 (do not turn work).
Round 1: sc evenly around cloth with (3 sc) in each corner, sl st in 1st sc, fasten off.
Round 2: Attach a complimentary color in any corner, sc evenly around cloth with (3 sc) in each corner, sl st in 1st sc, fasten off.
Weave in ends.