Textured Crocheted Dishcloth

Today we wrapped up our discussion of crocheting in the front loop only (flo) and back loop only (blo) to produce different fabrics.

This washcloth features a stitch that utilizes both the front and back loop of the same stitch to create a sturdy fabric.
When I went to fetch the cloth from the kitchen to firm up the details of the pattern, I couldn't find it by the sink where I left it. I glanced about and found it IN the sink – some intrepid dish-washer had USED the cloth. How was he (she?) to know that it was technically a WIP, since I hadn't finished writing the pattern.
No complaints – good to know someone's doing the dishes! And it works well. I squeezed it out and here's the pattern:


Flo/blo Textured Washcloth

This makes an 8-inch square washcloth. To make it bigger, add more stitches. You will also need more yarn, as this cloth takes up almost the full ball.

1 ball Sugar & Cream (Lily, 100% cotton) (I used color 01011)
hook: 7

rev sc: reverse single crochet (work sc from left to right across row)

dc: double crochet

blo: back loop only

flo: front loop only

Chain 32. Work dc in 3rd chain from hook and all chains across (30 st). Do not turn.

Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as st) rev sc flo


Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as st) dc blo


Repeat rows 1 and 2 11 times. Do not break off yarn.

Work Rev sc around border of cloth, working two or three rev scs in corners.


Cut yarn and pull through final loop. Weave in ends.

Happy washing!


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