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Edging For The Quick, Easy Dishcloth Free Pattern

Directions by Sandi Marshall - Crocheted With Worsted Weight Yarn

I wrote the pattern for this beginner's edging to be added to the Quick Easy Dishcloth but it could be used as an edging for other projects, as well. See the photos below the pattern directions for close-up details that can be helpful when crocheting the pattern.

Pattern Directions -
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sp = space

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap thread or yarn over hook, pull thread or yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.

Materials Used In The Example:
Worsted weight cotton yarn with a size G hook
Approximate Finished Width of Edging: 5/8 inch

Edging For Dishcloth Directions
When you have finished the dishcloth, do not end off but continue with row 1 of the edging directions.
Row 1: Working down the side: * ch 3, skip dc stitch row, 2 sc in sp at edge of next row ** (refer to photo below), repeat from * to **, as many times as needed, until you come to the corner, 2 sc in corner, then working along bottom edge: (ch 3, skip the 3-dc group, 2 sc in ch-1 sp), repeat the instructions between the ( ) as many times as needed, until you come to the corner. 2 sc in corner. Working along the other side: * ch 3, skip dc stitch row, 2 sc in sp at edge of next row **, repeat from * to **, as many times as needed, until you come to the corner, 2 sc in corner, then working along top edge: (ch 3, skip the 3-dc group, 2 sc in ch-1 sp), repeat the instructions between the () as many times as needed, until you come to the corner. At the end, after you have done 2 sc for the last corner, sl st in next chain sp, then ch 1. Begin round 2.
Row 2: 2 sc in same chain sp, * sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp **, repeat from * to ** until you reach the corner. In corner: sc in first corner sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next corner sc. Continue with this pattern around the other 3 sides of the dishcloth. At the end, sl st in first sc of this round.
To finish: End off. Weave in ends.

This photo shows row 1 of the edging, in progress (working along the side edge of the dishcloth).

Here's a closer look at the edging with both rows completed.

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The Dishcloth Pattern

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