Black & White Dishcloths–Cross Pattern

3 washcloths xsFor my second black and white washcloth, I made a pattern with three white crosses and a black background. I love the way it turned out and I thought it would be fun to share.

You will need:

  1. Black and white (or contrasting colors) cotton yarn–I used Lions Brand Kitchen Cotton
  2. Crochet hook in the correct gauge
  3. Scissors

Pattern:

  1. To start off, chain 33, the same number of stitches I used in the V-stitch washcloth. Then, turn your work and half double crochet across for three rows.
  2. On the fourth row, after turning your work, half double crocheted for about 9 stitches, then change colors to white for 3 stitches (you can either cut the black yarn and weave it in later or crochet the black yarn into the white). After you have crocheted 3 stitches of white, change colors to black and crochet 9 stitches, then switch to white and crochet 3 stitches, and lastly change to black and crochet 9 more stitches. Do these steps for two more rows.
  3. The next part of the pattern is the middle section of the cross. Start crocheting another row of black, for 5 stitches, then change colors to white and crochet 9 stitches of hdc, change colors to black for 5 hdc, switch back to white and crochet 9 hdc, lastly switch to black for 5 half double crochets. Repeat this part of the pattern for two more rows.
  4. Once you have a total of three rows where there are 9 stitches of white across on each cross, crochet 9 hdc stitches in black, then switch to white for 3 stitches, black for 9 stitches, white for 3 stitches and black for 9 stitches. Repeat that pattern for two more rows, then turn your works and crochet 33 stitches across in black for three rows.xs washcloth
  5. After you have crocheted 3 rows of black, start the middle cross. This follows a similar pattern, except the first three rows of the cross should have 15 stitches of black, 3 stitches of white, and 15 stitches of black on the other side.
  6. Then for the middle three rows of the cross you should have 12 stitches of black, 9 stitches of white and 12 stitches of black.
  7. Lastly, the top three rows of the cross should once again have 15 stitches of black, 3 of white, and 15 of black.

3 xs washcloth

Once you get to the top of the cross, you can crochet 3 rows of half double crochet in black and cut and tie your work. Make sure you weave in all your loose yarn and cut excess. Then, to finish it off I did a border of white by half double crocheting around the entire washcloth and… thats it! I just have one more crochet washcloth pattern to share for the complete set.  folded wash cloths

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