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FREE C2C Diagonal Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Make a quick and easy diagonal crochet dishcloth with this free pattern using the corner-to-corner method! This fun little dishcloth can be made in endless color combos and is a great way to brighten up your kitchen.

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How do you crochet on a diagonal?

Crocheting on a diagonal is totally different game compared to crocheting in rows. Rather than working back and forth, from left to right, to form a square, we will start at the corner of the square.

To form a square this way, we will make increases on either side of the corner until we have a triangle. Then, we will decrease on each side until we get back to the OTHER corner!

If this sounds confusing right now, don’t worry. The instructions will take you through it step by step, and you can always follow the video tutorial if you get stuck.

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C2C Diagonal Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Let’s get started on the pattern now!

Video Tutorial:

(coming soon!)

Explanation: When you’re in need of a unique, colorful dishcloth to brighten your day, the Diagonal Dishcloth is perfect! Made with the corner-to-corner crochet technique, this six-inch dishcloth has some cute stripes that are sure to pop in your kitchen.

Materials:

  • Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn: (100% cotton, 120 yds/109 m, 2.5 oz/71 g) less than one ball
  • Or a similar worsted weight cotton yarn (I’ve also made this with Crafter’s Secret cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby)
  • G/4mm crochet hook – if you crochet tightly, you may want to go up to an H/5mm hook
  • Yarn needle

Let’s talk about these materials before we get into the pattern. As you can see, I recommend using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. I’ve also tried Crafter’s Secret Cotton and they both work great. There are even more options too! You can really use any worsted weight cotton you might have in your stash. 100% cotton will be best. You can see my personal dishcloth yarn recommendations here. OR, you can also check out more patterns that use sugar ‘n cream here.

Notes:

  1. Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as a dc.
  2. Dishcloth is worked on an angle from one corner to the other. We will start by increasing outward from a point. Once the dishcloth reaches the desired width, we will decrease to the second point.
  3. Dishcloth is worked with the corner-to-corner technique. Rather than counting stitches, we will count “blocks”. Each block will be made from a ch 3 along with 3 regular dc, for a total of 4 dc per block. The ch-3 is what we will work into most often when making blocks.
  4. Instructions are written with the color changes that are pictured. However, feel free to work the washcloth in a single color or change up the stripes however you’d like. 
  5. To adjust the size of this dishcloth, follow instructions with pattern.

Measurements/Sizing:

6” square (but easily adjustable!)

close up of a white and red diagonal crochet dishcloth

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Double crochet – dc

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Slip stitch – sl st

Space – sp

Repeat – rep

Diagonal Dishcloth Instructions:

Ch 6.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and next two ch, turn. (1 block).

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st, turn. (2 blocks)

Rows 3-5: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. (Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st) across all blocks. Fasten off color A and turn. (5 blocks at the end of row 5)

Row 6: Join color B with a sl st in the first dc of first block. Rep row 3. (6 blocks)

Row 7: Rep row 3. Fasten off color B and turn. (7 blocks)

Row 8: Join color A with a sl st in the first dc of first block. Rep row 3. (8 blocks)

Row 9: Rep row 3. (9 blocks).

Note: At this point we will stop increasing blocks and start decreasing toward the other corner. If you would like to make your dishcloth larger, however, you can do a few more rows before continuing on in the pattern.

Row 10: Sl st in first 3 dc. (Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st) 8 times. Sl st in last ch-3 sp. Fasten off color A and turn. (8 blocks)

Row 11: Join color B with a sl st in the first ch-3 sp of first block. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st. (Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st) 6 times. Sl st in last ch-3 sp, turn. (7 blocks)

Row 12: Sl st in first 3 dc of first block. (Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st) across all ch-3 sps until just 1 ch-3 sp is left. Sl st in last ch-3 sp. Fasten off color B and turn. (6 blocks).

Row 13: Join color A with a sl st in the first ch-3 sp of first block. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st. (Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st) 4 times. Sl st in last ch-3 sp, turn. (5 blocks)

Rows 14-16: Repeat row 12 (except do not fasten off at the end).

Row 17: Sl st in first 3 dc of first block. Sl st in first ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as sl st. Sl st to last ch-3 sp of last block.

Fasten off and weave in ends!

corner to corner crochet dishcloth with label

Diagonal Dishcloth FAQ

Can I make this dishcloth in just one color?

Yes, absolutely! I wanted to add stripes for more of a pop, but you would have a lot less ends to weave in if you make it in a solid color without stripes.

Can I use the techniques I learned in this dishcloth to make other c2c projects?

Yes! The corner-to-corner technique you learned by making this project transfers to lots of other c2c projects as well! It is the standard c2c method, and once you learn it you open up a whole new world for yourself. You will need to know additional techniques if you want to work from a corner-to-corner graph, but this is the first step to getting there!

Could I make this dishcloth in scrubby yarn?

That would definitely be interesting! While I haven’t tried making this dishcloth in a scrubby yarn, I imagine it would work fine. The only thing that comes to mind is that the diagonal stitch won’t be as noticeable in a yarn like that.

Is this a good project to sell at craft shows?

Probably! It depends on the market of course, but this could be a great unqiue dishcloth to sell at spring or summer craft fairs—so long as you can work it up in a short amount of time. Remember, the longer a project takes, the more you will have to charge for it.

I do have other dishcloth patterns here on the blog that you can check out if you’re looking for the perfect one to sell!

More Dishcloth & Scrubby Patterns:

Conclusion

Making a diagonal crochet dishcloth is a great way to add a unique dishcloth to your kitchen. This type of dishcloth works up fast, is easy to adjust in size, and can have endless color combinations! You can use any cotton yarn to make one of these for yourself. I hope you liked this pattern and made a few to use in your own home!

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