How to Crochet a Granny Square Dishcloth

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Nothing makes washing dishes more pleasurable than a hand-crocheted granny square dishcloth. A granny square is crocheted using a system of rings, preventing normal use of the dishcloth from pulling or distorting the shape. Granny squares can be crocheted using your favorite yarn colors, or customizing it to the colors of your own kitchen.

Things You'll Need

  • Worsted weight cotton yarn
  • F (5) size crochet hook

Granny Square Round 1:

Chain 6. Join the chain into a ring using a slip knot.

Granny Square Round 2:

Chain 3 Double Crochet 2 times around the chain Chain 2 Double crochet 3 times around the chain Chain 2 Double crochet 3 times around the chain Chain 2 Double crochet 3 times around the chain Chain 2 Slip Stitch to join to the 3rd chain stitch that you made at the beginning of the round.

Granny Square Round 3:

Slip stitch 3 times, so that your crochet hook is adjacent to the hole created in the last rounds chain stitches.

Chain 3 (this represents a double crochet stitch) Double Crochet 2 times in the space Chain 2 to form corner Double Crochet 3 times in the same space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 to form corner Double Crochet 3 times in the same space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 to form corner Double Crochet 3 times in the same space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 to form corner Double Crochet 3 times in the same space

Chain 2 Slip stitch and join to the 3rd chain stitch you crocheted at the beginning of the round.

Granny Square Round 4:

Slip Stitch 3 times to get the crochet hook adjacent to the space created by the chain stitches in the previous row.

Chain 3 (this represents the first double crochet of the row) Double Crochet 2 times in the space Chain 2 to form a corner Double Crochet 3 times in the same space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 to form a corner Double Crochet 3 in the same space Chain 2

Double Crochet 3 times in the next space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 to form a corner Double Crochet 3 dc in same space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 to form a corner Double Crochet 3 in same space

Chain 2 Double Crochet 3 times in the next space Chain 2 Slip Stitch to the 3rd chain stitch you crocheted at the beginning of the round to complete the round.

Continue to crochet rounds of the granny square using the method in step 4 above until the granny square reaches the desired size. Five rounds is a good size for a granny square dishcloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are new to crochet, you can find a photo tutorial for creating a granny square in the resource section below.
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