#83 Square Spiral Crochet Dishcloth

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This very unique design was created by Carol Ballard.  Carol wrote: “Some of the best talking time I had with my girls was when we were doing dinner dishes.  I wished I had thought of whimsical dishcloths back then!  They would have loved ’em!”

To see more of Carol’s designs visit MaggiesCrochet.com or Carol’s Blog: http://www.cobblerscabin.wordpress.com/

Thank you Carol for all your wonderful designs.  Follow me onto Dishcloth #84 and the rest of the story…

Square Spiral Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy – Intermediate

About 10” square.

Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) Light Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Blue, Robin Egg Blue)

Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.


Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.


Row 1:
(Right Side) With Blue, ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across, change color to Light Blue. (26 sc)

Rows 2-26:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, following chart for color changes.



Rnd 1:
Ch 1, turn, alternating colors with each sc, evenly sc around cloth; join with sl st to first sc. DO NOT FINISH OFF UNUSED COLOR.

Rnd 2:
Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next sc, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 3:
With remaining color, sl st to first skipped sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 3, * alternating working in front and behind ch-3 lps, sc in next skipped sc, ch 3; rep from * around; join.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Notes For Color Chart:

– Each block represents one single crochet in one row.

– Solid Blocks = Blue; White Blocks = Light Blue.

For right-handers:

– Odd numbered rows are worked from right to left.

– Even numbered rows are worked from left to right.

For left-handers

– Odd numbered rows are worked from left to right.

– Even numbered rows are worked from right to left.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon




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Comments (4)

  • marceme 13 years ago Reply

    thanks for posting so early now ic an take a pattern with me to the drs apt… LOVE THEM i copied the duck also cause i think my smom loves them HUGS ME DID U GET THE DISHCLOTH I SENT IN ME

  • Aschock 13 years ago Reply

    I must be reading this wrong because I can’t get beyond the first row…

  • Matt 13 years ago Reply

    No way to get this pattern to work. The colors always end up at the opposite end when you need to change. Try this instead. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1262512/spiral_dishcloth_crochet_till_youre.html

  • Kvanatta 13 years ago Reply

    I did this and it made a cute dishcloth 🙂 I couldn’t get it to work quite right but plugged along anyway. The edging covers up most of my sins 🙂 When I looked at the cloth initially I expected it to be worked in the round.. but was intrigued by the different approach.

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