In today's tutorial we're going to make a very easy granny square dish cloth. This
is for beginners and beyond.
Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com. I'm your
Today we're going to work on a Bernat Handicrafter or Lilly
Sugar 'n Cream Dish Cloth it's the cotton yarns made by Yarnspirations.
You're only gonna need one ball in order to do this. Now you'll notice that the
ball that they've used in the example is variegated but today we're going to use a
solid color. That's completely up to you. Today I'm gonna show you how easy it
is to work on this pattern. You can use the 6 mm crochet hook or a size 'J'.
But in today's tutorial I'm going to reduce down even further to a
5 mm size 'H' and that's just because it's a preference for me so as
long as the hook complements the yarn
you cannot go wrong at any time, so without further adieu let's get started on
working on this pattern together. So let's quickly review why you would use
Sugar Lily'n Cream or Bernat Handicrafter and that's because it's
cotton yarn so cotton yarn is designed for the kitchen it is made a hundred
percent of cotton it is grown in the United States as well as spun and dyed
here in North America.
So this is a yarn that you can use in the kitchen you can use it for scrubbing
dishes you can use these as tea towels you can do these as coasters
you can also use these as potholders and there's a lot more other applications
that you can use for these. Because it is cotton it is machine washable and the
colors really do hold out on these things because they are made of cotton
and they look really quite nice and vibrant. So if you're in the store
shelves just look for
Lilly Sugar'n Cream or Bernat Handicrafter and you cannot go
wrong if you're looking for cotton yarn. So let's create a slip knot this is for
a beginner so I will take my time.
Point your finger like this and wrap the yarn around your finger twice,
okay, so that the starting the yarn is in the forward of your hand and then just
grab everything so it's nice and tight here.
I want you to move this string over, just put it over top but not over top of your
finger just over top of the first one then take the second one and let's go up
and over top of your finger just like that.
Let me show you one more time. So wrap the finger
squeeze take the back one move it up over the forward and then take the new
back one and up and over.
I want you to insert your crochet hook. Now the reason why I reduced my
hook today is that you can get tighter stitches when you reduce the
hook so I reduced it down to 5 mm instead of a 6 mm.
No further adieu, let's get started now on the pattern.
Let's begin by working on a chain we're gonna yarn over and do four
chains, so just yarn over pull through 1, yarn over pull through 2, 3 and 4
and we need to form the center ring of the dishcloth so we're gonna
insert the hook into the beginning chain like so
yarn over and pull through like this and now you have the very center of the ring
of your dish cloth.
Let's move along to row number one. Okay we're gonna start by doing the first
revolution around the center ring.
We're gonna start by chaining five so yarn over and pull through, so
1, 2, 3,
okay, so of five the three counts as a double crochet so then 4 and 5.
Okay, so I, you'll see why I've done that just sec. why I said it that way.
So now what I want to do is that I want you to yarn over and put in three double
crochets into the center ring itself. So yarn over going into the center of the
ring and making sure that this string here is run around the ring this is your
starting string so it'll get stuck underneath pull through pull through two
So do that against the yarn over, the middle,
pull through, pull through two and two. Yarn over, going in the middle,
pull through, pull through two and two. So in the corners of these particular
you're always gonna do the same thing you're always going to put in some chain
work so we're going to put two chains
so 1 and 2 and coming back into the center of the ring
I want you to put three more double crochets so 1 and you're gonna
naturally rotate the product, project on itself as you're going around this ring.
So now you've got three in here so there's another side you can see it kind
of coming together.
Chain two which is a corner and then coming back into the center of the ring
I want you to double crochet three times so 1, 2, and 3, okay.
Chain two because it's a corner and now that we're coming all the way around we
can see that we have three sides we have a partial of the beginning of a fourth
but it's not done so when we come into the center of the ring again we're only
gonna double crochet two times this time instead of three.
So 1 and 2 and the reason for that is that the chaining of five, three of
them are a double crochet in the chain of the extra two are the chain two.
So in the third chain up just count it just insert into the chain not around
the gap space itself into the chain pull through and through.
And so you can see all four sides of your granny square are now done.
Let's move along to the next round. So let's move along to the next round, we
want to slip stitch into this beginning round
so we're just gonna go right into it into the hole yarn over pull through and
and now that takes you right to the side corner as you can see and now I want you
to chain five again so 1, 2, 3 which is a double crochet then 4, 5 which is your
chain two. Coming into the same space I want you to double crochet three times right
into that same space we're gonna create a brand new corner.
So the only difference is you're getting bigger on these granny squares is that
there's gonna be more distance in between the corners.
So when we are in between all we just need to do is that we have the chain one
and come into a next space over here which happens to be a corner
so all the corners are gonna be the same there's gonna be three double
crochets. So let's do that slowly, so 1, 2 and 3 and now that we've done
that we're gonna turn the corner
so you have to chain two and come back into the same space and put in three
more double crochets.
Just like this, so every time you're in the midway point not a corner
you're always gonna chain one before jumping to the next space. In this case
we just happen to have another corner
so the corner thing is gonna happen again so three double crochets to start
followed by chain two, so you can to turn the corner coming back into the same
space for another three double crochets so 1, 2 and 3.
So what's gonna happen now in the spaces between the corners
you have to chain one first then jump to the next space and this happens to be
another corner again.
So as you get bigger the corners get further, further away from you and we'll
be covering that in the next round to show you what to do.
So we're turning the corner chain two coming back in the same space so we can
Okay, so what do, we have to do we have to chain one first because that's gonna
get us to the next space so the final space we already have one done so
only gonna to put in two double crochets this time so 1 and 2 and we're gonna
slip stitch to the third chain up so 1, 2 and 3 like that.
And that concludes that round. Okay, so that's what it looks like at this point.
So let's move along to the next round.
So to start another round here we're gonna go again, so we're gonna come
right into the corner space
the next one pull through that one and the loop now we're gonna start again.
So its chain five, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, first three are double crochet the
other two are a chain two space.
Coming into the same space we're gonna
double crochet three times so 1, 2 and 3.
So now that we, in order to jump to the next space we always have to chain one
first then come in. So now we have a space before you're gonna get to a
corner so in the spaces are always gonna be the same just three double
crochets sitting into that same space followed by chain one and then you're in
a corner again. So the corners are what? Three double crochet, then two chain, then
three double crochets, that's right.
So what do we need to do to jump to the next space we have to chain one first
then come into the space.
How many is in there? Three double crochets. So it's very easy pattern to
remember for accounts you just got to remember the number three.
So we have to jump to the next space so we to chain one first then come into a
Corners are three double crochet, chain two, three double crochet.
So what is the difference between this round in all of the other rounds that
you're gonna do.
The difference is that the corners will be more spaced apart from each other
therefore there's gonna be more distance and more spaces in between. So
as long as you know how to chain one first before jumping to the next space
and then doing three double crochets then you're good to go.
You just have more spaces to work with that's all. So chain one next one happens
to be a corner. Corners are always gonna be the same in this
particular pattern. Three double crochet, chain two, three double crochet.
Okay, chain one, come into the next space, three double crochet and the next corner that
we're gonna run it too is already partially done from when we started
so we chain one first, coming into the final corner
we're just gonna put in only two double crochets and then join it to the
third chain up.
So just insert into the third chain, yarn over pull through and through.
So that concludes that revolution.
So let me show you just the starting of one and then I'll show you how to finish
off the round in order to, when you get to the size that you need. So start the
next round, insert into space,
pull through, chain five, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Okay, three double crochets into the same space.
So this time there's going to be an additional space between the corners
that was added because of the last round. So remember you just gotta chain
one to get to the next space.
So this time you see that there's two spaces before corner.
So you're just gonna play in those spaces,
followed by chain one coming to the next space for three followed by a chain one
then the corner.
So what I'm gonna do is that I'm gonna have you continued to go around
you should know exactly what to do by now and I'm gonna show you how to
finish this off so that you have no tails hanging out at your work because
once you start washing with this if your tails are not secured and they are
definitely gonna fall out as you're doing your dishes. So go all the way
around just like I've shown you and I'll see you back here and I'll show you how
to finish up, finish this off. So I'm coming up all the way back around I'm
gonna come into my very last space that's already partially started from
the way that I started and I'm only gonna put in two double crochets at
that point and then just slip stitch to the third chain up.
So let me show you how to finish this off. So this is what it looks like at
this point. So it says to do nine revolutions. So you see 1, 2, 3, 4,
so you can see that it would get much bigger you can stop when you think that
this dish cloth is big enough for yourself. I think it's really quite
big myself so, so I'm gonna cut the strand, the strand about twelve inches long
using my scissors and I want to grab a darning needle next.
So I'm going to take the string and yarn it over and pull through the loop like
so because I already cut it will all come out and what I want to do is I wanna
feed the yarn, the yarn into the darning needle and in order for these tails not
to fall out you should weave them in three times.
So coming back in the direction from which you are crocheting
I want you to go back underneath the fibers, come right into the fibers itself,
in for 1, turn around go into a different space from where you came out
of and go back in the same direction so this is 2 and then turn around one more
go into a different path and underneath the fibers. Don't go on an edge because
then you'll see it and 3.
So now this will never fall out on itself because it's been weaved in three
So now you can safely cut it right down to the beginning like so because it's
underneath the stitch work. The one that was in the middle here because I had you
buried when you went around
you can safely cut that right down and now you have a project of the dish cloth
with no, um, tails hanging out of it. So this is how you do a very simple
granny square dish cloth and hopefully you'll enjoy this pattern and until next time
I'm Mikey on be half of The Crochet Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com.
Have a great day, we'll see ya again real soon.