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Diagonal Stripes Cloth: Free Cloth Crochet Pattern in Three Sizes

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The more of these monthly cloths I make in my year-long cloth series, the more I love them. This month we are making a Diagonal Stripes Cloth in three sizes. Between learning new stitches and techniques and creating something useful for the home, I very much enjoy adding to the collection!

Diagonal Stripes Cloths free pattern

Diagonal Stripes Cloth

This month’s cloth features the Diagonal Stripes stitch set. This is not a particularly hard stitch, but it does require your attention. I recommend starting with the smallest cloth, the one that I made in the video for the Diagonal Stripes tutorial.

washcloth crochet pattern

Each new cloth in the series will be published on the second Friday of the month, and will feature Dishie cotton yarn. The cloths from month to month will stay the same size. This is particularly helpful if you decide to use an acrylic yarn and then sew them all together at the end of the year for a baby blanket, throw, or full size blanket.

Diagonal Stripes washcloths pattern

As with the other months in this series, all cloths are the same size.

Cloth sizes:

5.5″ x 5.5″ – great for a face cloth or for showering

11″ x 11″ – average washcloth size

18″ x 12″ – dish drying mat, place mat, dusting cloth etc.

Materials:

Dishie Cotton (Blush colorway pictured)
-approx. 40 yards for small
-approx. 145 yards for medium
-approx. 266 yards for large

In order to make all three of these cloths, I used about two and a half skeins of the Dishie cotton yarn.

Crochet hook in size H/5mm

Gauge: 14 sts x 10 rows = 4″ square

Pattern Notes:

The chain at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch.

Place the first stitch of each row (the Half Double Crochet) in the same stitch as turning chain.

Pattern written using US terms.

Find the prior cloths in this series:

Ticket Cloth Crochet pattern

January – Thicket Cloth

Rice Cloth Crochet patter

February – Rice Stitch Cloth

March – Bobblet Cloth

April – Diagonal Stripes Cloth (this one!)

Small cloth:

Row 1: Ch-21, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end. (19)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in top of last st. (20)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next 2 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (20)

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next 2 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (20)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (20)

Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next st, bp dc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 2 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (20)

Row 7: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next st, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 2 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (20)

Rows 8 – 13: Repeat rows 2 – 7 one more time.

Border: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly up row ends to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner, sc evenly up row ends to corner, 2sc in same as starting st. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

Medium cloth:

Row 1: Ch-39, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end. (37)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in top of last st. (38)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next 2 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (38)

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next 2 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (38)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (38)

Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 2 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (38)

Row 7: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next st, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 2 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (38)

Rows 8 – 25: Repeat rows 2 – 7 three more times.

Row 26: Repeat row 2

Border: Ch-1, do NOT turn, sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly across to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly to corner, 3sc in corner, sc evenly across to corner, 2sc in same as starting st. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

washcloth crochet pattern

Large cloth:

Row 1: Ch-63, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end. (61)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in top of last st. (62)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next 2 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (62)

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next 2 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (62)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (62)

Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 2 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (62)

Row 7: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bpdc around next st, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 2 sts * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last st. (62)

Rows 8 – 25: Repeat rows 2 – 7 three more times.

Row 26: Repeat row 2

Row 27: Repeat row 3

Row 28: Repeat row 4

Row 29: Repeat row 5

Border: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly up row ends to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner, sc evenly up row ends to corner, 2sc in same as starting st. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

I hope you enjoy these cloths as much as I do. Come back on the second Friday of each month of 2020 for a new stitch tutorial and a new cloth pattern!

Diagonal Stripes Cloth Pattern

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5 Comments

  1. What is the stitch count that you used as I like my dishcloths just a bit smaller. Also would like stitch count for diagonal cloth also
  2. I love this stitch its excited to crochet each row . I enjoy crochet new stitch. Thank you for sharing it.
  3. Hello, it's a beautiful stitch. I had concentrate a lot at first, but then it got easier. I have a question about the number of repeats for a medium size - when I make first 7 rows and then 2 times rows 2-7, it's only 19 rows not 25. Should it be 3 times? Thank you.
    1. Hi Gabi! Yes, you are correct...I have corrected that in the pattern. Thank you for pointing it out!
  4. It took me a while for this stitch to sink into my head but when it did I loved it! I only did the small cloth but will now tackle the wash cloth. Beautiful stitch when done right. Go for it! I love a stitch that makes me think.