Candy Cane Dishcloths - Add some Christmas cheer to your chores, with my Candy Cane Dishcloths - Christmas Cal

Hello friends.  It's craft along time again and this week I would like to share with you my pattern for these festive Candy Cane Dishcloths.  I have also added 2 bonus patterns for you to enjoy.  No one likes to do the dishes, especially after eating a big Christmas lunch.  These cloths will make wash up time less of a chore and put a smile on your face while you tackle that huge pile of dishes.  Dishcloths and washcloths also make great last minute gifts.  Each cloth only takes a matter of minutes to make and if you add one of my festive labels, you will have gifts for everyone in no time at all.

Candy Cane Dishcloth


Aran / worsted weight cotton yarn in red, white & green
Darning needle


4.5 (7) hook

Abbreviations US Terms (UK Conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip

Other notes: Change colours every 2 rows following the colour sequence white, green, red.  Do not fasten off when changing colours and carry yarn up the side of work.

With white ch37

Row 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, [ch1, sk1, sc in next st] across, sc in last st.  Turn.  (18sc, 18ch1 sp)

With green

Row 2 ch2, [sc in next sp, ch1] across, sc in last sp (this will be the turning ch).  Turn.

Repeat row 2 keeping colour sequence correct until a total of 19 stripes have been formed, finishing with white.  Fasten off green and red yarns.

Continuing with white we will now work 1 row across each side...

Row 1 ch1, sc in next st (around post of first green st), ch1, sk1, sc in next st (around post of first white st), [ch1, sk1, sc in next st] across, ending with ch1, sl st to corner st.  Fasten off.

Joining with a sl st to the opposite side, repeat row 1.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Merry Granny Dishcloth


Aran / worsted weight cotton yarn in red, white & green
Darning needle


4.5 (7) hook

Other notes: Starting with white yarn, follow my pattern for The Perfect Granny Square and work 9 rounds in the colour sequence white, red, green.

Final round: With white join in any st, sc in each st around and [sc, ch1, sc] in each corner, join with sl st to first sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Festive Splashtime Washcloth

2 colours cotton 4ply (red & white or green & white)
Darning needle

5mm (H) hook

Other notes:  Using red and white yarn or green and white, follow my pattern for Splashtime Washcloths.  If you would like your cloth to end up the same size as the other Christmas cloths, ch30 to start.  Continue until piece measures approx. 8.5 inches.  

These dishcloths look very merry in their Christmas labels, making them perfect for gifting...

Or alternately you can purchase them from my Etsy Store.

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