Carpool Dishcloth

Carpool Dishcloth

printable pattern

Recently, I’ve been working on dishcloths for a dishcloth swap among my friends on Livejournal. While digging through my patterns, I found a scrap of paper from around 2000 that had instructions I’d scribbled for a dishcloth.

Once I worked the pattern up, I realized it’s not just a dishcloth, but one of the favorites I’ve been using in my kitchen for years!

I’m naming this easy-peasy project “Carpool Dishcloth” because I can make one in it’s entirety as I wait for my two kids at their two different schools. I sit in my car with my windows down and crochet while I wait. If you follow me on twitter, you probably have seen my carpool craft photos!

Made using Peaches and Creme cotton yarn – the pink/black/white dishcloth is Black Cherry, the other colorway is Sunflower.

Carpool Dishcloth

Size H Hook

worsted cotton yarn

ch 36

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch fr hook; ch 1, sk 1, [sc in next ch, ch1, sk 1, sc in next ch] [across]

Row 2: ch 1 turn, sc in 2nd ch fr hook; ch 1, sk 1 [sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch] [across].

Repeat row 2 for pattern until dishcloth is approximately square.

To add a border, continue the pattern around, making a sc, ch 1 sc in each corner and making sure to skip rows as you work down the sides, work pattern in the back side of sc on the foundation row and up the other side. Finish off.

Happy crocheting!

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4 thoughts on “Carpool Dishcloth

  1. Mar

    I came to your blog to find out why you named it the Carpool Dishcloth, and I love the name. I knit or crochet while I’m waiting in the carpool line too, though my 3 kids are still all at one school so I can’t finish a dishcloth 🙂

    1. ofenjen Post author

      I miss the days when mine were both in one school! In elementary, they went to school two blocks from our house and we walked, so no carpool at all unless the weather was just terrible.

      I try to use carpool time as “me” time, otherwise the wait would make me crazy! I’ve crafted all kinds of things in my car and it’s a nice time to just sit and think, too.


  2. inbar

    hi jen,
    i do believe there’s an error in the pattern
    shouldn’t the repeat be of a sc, ch1, sk 1? the ch1 is missing in the repeated part.


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