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Log Cabin Scrap Dishcloth

Posted on January 30, 2011

I have wanted to make a log cabin design dishcloth for some time now. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to use up some scrap cotton yarn that I have. I have looked at several different log cabin designs and just decided that I would grab a crochet hook and see what I could come up with.


Here is my first completed log cabin dishcloth. It’s not square but who says a dishcloth really needs to be. Well I used 6 different colors of cotton yarn to complete my dishcloth. I’m thinking it would be a great hotpad too and am starting another one right now which I’ll add a solid color for a back which will give it a double layer.

I wrote up the crochet pattern for this and hope it makes sense about where to attach your yarn as you change colors. I always started the new color on the right side (RS) of the dishcloth and you can use the photo to help you with your starting points. Remember you can always deviate and do your own thing with the colors and the number of rows. It’s kinda like doing a freeform but still keeping the log cabin design as your goal.

Well, I hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern below. If you use my pattern, please let me know how your dishcloth came out and I love to see photos of my reader’s creations.

Log Cabin Scrap Dishcloth Pattern

Hook:
H (5 mm) USA crochet hook

Materials:
Cotton yarn scraps in 6 colors
1/4 oz contrasting Cotton yarn for trim

Description:
8-1/4 inchesx 10-1/4 inches Cotton Dishcloth

Directions:
Row 1
With Cream color, Ch 12, Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st. (11)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (Blue) at lower right hand side of RS.
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of crème colored yarn. (Approx. 10 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (Light Blue) at right hand corner of RS.
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of blue and the crème colored yarn. (Approx. 19 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (White) at upper right hand corner of RS at end of light blue. Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of light blue and the cream colored yarn. (Approx. 19 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (Light Green) at right hand corner of RS at end of white. Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of white, cream, and blue colored yarn. (Approx. 27 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Row 1
Attached new color (Dark Green) at right hand corner of RS at light blue corner. Ch 2, Hdc in ea st along the right side of the light blue and white yarn. (Approx. 27 sts.)

Row 2-6
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st down to end. FO.

Trim:
Using contrasting cotton yarn, attach yarn in any corner with RS facing. Work 3 Sc in corners and Sc evenly around the dishcloth. Join with Sl St to beg Sc. FO.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. ©2011

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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8 Responses to “Log Cabin Scrap Dishcloth”

  1. Kristy
    Jan 30, 2011

    It looks great. I love log cabin blocks, so I might be trying this soon.


  2. Speattle
    Jan 30, 2011

    Looks fantastic. Love how all the colors are of the blue to green variety.


  3. GrannyJ
    Jan 31, 2011

    What a great way to use up little bits of cotton yarn. Great idea. Love the blues and green together. Thanks for sharing another of your patterns.


  4. CrochetBlogger
    Jan 31, 2011

    Looks like a fun little stashbusting project.


  5. Debby
    Feb 01, 2011

    Love it, thanks for sharing


  6. Love it! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to see you again! happy crocheting…..!


  7. Ann
    Feb 04, 2011

    Love it, love it. Made one the day I read this. So easy. I can see this growing to a placemat, change to yarn and it can become a small blanket or pet bed.
    I’m on my second one with “planned” colors-all the pinks in my stash. My first one was scraps and that was harder for me. Thanks for such a great project.


  8. Friday’s Fibers: Scrap Heap | Nerd Wars
    Mar 08, 2012

    […] to add a little quilting to your crochet?  Try this log cabin block that is designed by a friend of mine, RecycleCindy.  I can see Lady Kluck, the chicken from Robin […]



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