Patriotic Crocheted Dish Cloth
This patriotic crocheted dish cloth takes no time at all to whip up! I am not the most experienced at crocheting and my projects aren’t always perfect. But I do like to keep my hands busy while watching television or traveling in the car. And small projects like this dish cloth are quick and easy! If you need directions on how to half-double crochet, check out this great tutorial by Lion Brand Yarn.
If you are looking for other patriotic items, check out these patriotic stickers!
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1 ball of each – red, navy and white
size (US) J crochet hook
Row 1-2: using red, chain 36, turn and starting in 3rd chain from hook, half-double crochet to end of row. Chain 2, turn and starting from 2nd stitch half-double crochet across (35 stitches)
Rows 3-4: using white chain 2 at end of row 2, turn and starting in 2nd stitch half-double crochet across. Repeat for row 4.
Rows 5-6: using red chain 2 at end of row 4, turn and starting in 2nd stitch half-double crochet across. Repeat for row 6.
Rows 7-8: repeat rows 3-4 (white)
Rows 9-10: repeat rows 5-6 (red)
Rows 11-12: repeat rows 3-4 (white)
Row 13: Switch to red, chain 2 then turn. Half-double crochet 17 stitches across. Switch to navy and half-double crochet the rest of the way across (18 stitches). Chain 2 then turn.
Row 14: Half-double crochet 18 stitches across with navy. Switch to red and half-double crochet the rest of the way across (17 stitches).
Row 15: Switch to white and chain 2 on the end of row 14. Turn and half-double crochet 17 stitches. Switch to navy and half-double crochet the rest of the way across. Chain 2 then turn.
Row 16: Half-double crochet 18 stitches across with navy. Switch to white and half-double crochet the rest of the way across.
Repeat rows 13-16 two more times. Then do row 13-14 one additional time.
You should have 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes.
Switch to white and single crochet all the way around your project to finish it off, crocheting 3 single crochets in each corner.
Add stars in the navy section by using white yarn and a yarn needle. I just sewed 3 lines for each star.
Weave ends in using yarn needle.
*If you find any errors in this pattern, please let me know. I am obviously not experienced at pattern writing!