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My Pointed Granny Dishcloth

Posted on December 19, 2008

I’ve been on a bit of a dishcloth crocheting craze lately. Here is my latest creation. Its a crocheted cotton dishcloth or washcloth. I call it my pointed granny dishcloth.
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My pointed granny dishcloth can be made with scrap cotton yarn as shown above in the second photo. It’s a great way to use up those small pieces of cotton you have in your stash. My pointed granny pattern is similar to my star dishcloth design below that features a center scrubbie option using plarn (plastic bag yarn) with 5 points.

My 5 point star dishcloth

So grab your crochet hook and crochet yourself a 4 point or 5 point star granny dishcloth using one of the free patterns. Either way, I hope you enjoy my dishcloth designs.

My Pointed Granny Dishcloth Pattern

Dishcloth measures: 9 inches wide and 12 inches wide across diagonally (4 pointed corners)
Hook: Metal H (5 mm) US sized hook

Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn (used about 2-ozs of cream and 1/2 oz green)
(This is almost a great pattern to use cotton yarn scarps as shown in 2nd dishcloth)

With center color, Ch 5, Sl St to form ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc) in ring work 2 Hdc, Ch 1.
*3 Hdc in ring, Ch 1.* Repeat 3 times. Sl St to top of Ch 2. (4 corners)

Rnd 2
Sl st over to corner space, Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the same ch 1 corner space.
*Sk next 3 Hdc (shell), 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the next Ch 1 corner space.*
Repeat between *. Sl St to top of the beginning Ch 2. FO.

Rnd 3
Attach new cotton color in any corner space. Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space.
*Sk 3 Hdc, make 3 Hdc in between shells. In next corner point work 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc all in corner sp.* Repeat between * around motif, join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Rnd 4 – 8
Continue in established pattern with cotton yarn. Work 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc in ea Ch 1 corner point and 3 Hdc between each shell.
(Change colors as desired to use up scraps of cotton.)

Rnd 9
Continue in established pattern but skip center shell in middle of each side (work 3 Hdc in 3 spaces between shells, skip one sp then 3 Hdc in the 3 remaining spaces of each side.) Work corner points in pattern established. Repeat for each side. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Rnd 10
Continue in established pattern of 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc in ea Ch 1 corner point and 3 Hdc between each shell except in skipped space of prior rnd, work Sl St in the skipped space, continue in pattern. End with Sl St to top of Ch 2. FO.

Rnd 11 (Edging)
Attach contrasting cotton yarn for edging in any Ch 1 point space. Work 3 Sc in ea point space and 1 Sc in ea st around evenly.

Join with a Sl St to beg Sc st. FO. Flatten and form dishcloth by stretching the points out to allow the dishcloth to lay down flat.

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

Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
Sp – Space
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 are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2008

****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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3 Responses to “My Pointed Granny Dishcloth”

  1. Tomato Lady
    Dec 19, 2008

    I’ve never seen one quite like that, most unique. I’ll have to tell our resident crocheter, Ivory, about it. Really cute design.

  2. SimplyForties
    Dec 23, 2008

    What a cute idea! They’d even make pretty Christmas ornaments, given the right colors.

  3. Stephanie
    Dec 24, 2008

    those are unique. I love them!

    Merry Christmas Cindy!

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