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Crocheted kitchen dish clothes I made with 2 strands #10 cotton thread. Double crochet with dc and skip one rows in the center. Around the middle 4 rows and edge with #3 cotton shell stitch. About 9 1/2" total

Great tutorial that "demystifies double crochet" so you know how to crochet the end of the row, turn, and start the next row. It gives you straight edges this way.

Pattern: Using a size P hook. Start with 8 chain stitches (ch) and close them to a ring with a slip stitch (sl) Round 1: ch 1, 15 single crochets(sc) to the ring, 1 sl to close the row Round 2: ch 6, skip one stitch, *1 double crochet (dc), 3 chs, skip 1 stitch*, repeat *-* 6 times, 1 sl to the 3rd chs to close the row (=8db) Round 3: ch 3, 2dc, 1ch, 3dc into same space, *ch1, into next space 3dc, ch1, 3dc* for entire round, at end of the round ch1 and join with a slst to 3rd…

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How to Make a Crocheted Dishcloth--Easy Pattern Using Half Double Crochet.

This dishcloth pattern, by Sandi Marshall, includes how-to photos. It is good practice for the crochet techniques of skipping a stitch and for crocheting in a chain space, while making a useful item for your kitchen. ...