Ribbed Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern
It’s time to learn a new crochet stitch pattern! Last Thursday, we started a new theme for our Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch event. Rhondda and I will now be focusing on Kitchen Crochet! We are still going to show you stitch tutorials but we are going to incorporate them into dishcloths and other kitchen crochet items!
This week I am going to show you the Ribbed Half Double Crochet Stitch dishcloth in a 6″x 6″ size. I have included the instructions for sized 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ as well. Happy Crocheting!
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Ribbed Half Double Crochet Stitch & Dishcloth Pattern
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- Category 4 Medium Weight Cotton Yarn in any color of your choosing. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Mod Blue for this example.
- Size I Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
BL– back loop(s)
ch(s) – chain(s)
FL – front loop(s)
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
An even number of stitches
3.5 stitches & 2 rows = 1″
- This pattern is written in US terms
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- This pattern is written for a 6″ x 6″ dishcloth with stitch counts for 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ written in parenthesis. The 9″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in italics and the 12″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in bold.
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 3rd ch from hook (the skipped chains count as 1 hdc.)
Row 1 cont’d: 1 hdc into each of the remaining sts across, turn.
Row 2 cont’d: Work 1 hdc into the BL of the next hdc (not ch-2)
Row 2 cont’d: Work 1 hdc into the FL of the next st
Row 2 cont’d: *1 hdc into the BL of the next st, 1 hdc into the FL of the next st; Repeat from * across until you have 2 sts remaining (1 hdc and t-ch)
Row 2 cont’d: 1 hdc into the BL of the next st
Row 2 cont’d: 1 hdc into the t-ch, turn.
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2
This will give you approximately an 6″ x 6″ square. You can add a sc border around the square to finish it off.
Ch 24 (34, 44)
Row 1: Work 1 hdc into the 3rd ch from hook (count skipped chs as 1 hdc), 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (23, 33, 43)
Row 2: Ch 2 (count as 1 hdc) *1 hdc into the BL of the next st, 1 hdc into the FL of the next st; Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, 1 hdc into the BL of the next st, 1 hdc into the t-ch, turn. (23, 33, 43)
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2 (for 6″ dishcloth)
Row 3-18: Repeat Row 2 (9″ dishcloth)
Row 3-24: Repeat Row 2 (12″ dishcloth)
Fasten off, weave all ends.
You can add a simple single crochet border by joining your yarn with a sl st in one of the stitches, sc evenly around placing 3 sc sts in each corner, join in beginning sc. Fasten off, weave ends.
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At the end of the row is the last stitch a front stitch
Luv the pattern – beautiful! Also luv your other dishcloth & the stitch you had on forked double crochet – both very beautiful – luv everything you do – luv your style, colours & designs. Tk u so much for sharing your talent & designs with the rest of us who cannot do anything of that but follow someone else’s design & try to do half as well as you do in the finished product.
Thank you so much Helen! I am so glad you enjoy the patterns and the tutorials 🙂