The Cabled Columns dishcloth features deeply textured accent columns produced by double crochet post stitches alternating with regular double crochet stitches on right side rows, while working single crochet stitches only on wrong side rows. This repetitive two-row pattern creates a single straight cable that runs the length of the dishcloth and gives a ribbed effect similar to what you see in knitting.
This Cable Column dishcloth provides a great opportunity to practice crochet post stitches and hopefully provide inspiration for you to incorporate them into your other crochet projects as I did in this Easy Crochet Hat Pattern, this Post Stitch Cowl, or this Quick and Comfy Scarf Pattern.
I worked up this dishcloth in a pretty silver-gray color and love how the texture and color coordinates with the Forked Cluster Dishcloth Pattern I also recently shared.
Here is what you will need:
- worsted weight cotton, approx. 100 yd (shown here in Knit Picks Dishie in the Silver colorway)
- US G-6 / 4.0 mm crochet hook (see notes)
- yarn needle and scissors for finishing
- Although the yarn I used (Knit Picks Dishie) is considered a worsted weight yarn, I find it to run a little thinner than other yarns in the same weight category. I liked the result a G-6 / 4.0 mm crochet hook for this yarn. If using a heavier yarn, adjust hook size.
- Finished dishcloth measures approximately 8 in. x 8 in.
- Gauge: 14 sc = 4 in.
New To Crochet Post Stitches?
No worries … simply speaking, a post stitch is a crochet stitch that is worked around the post of a stitch from a previous row, as opposed to working into the top of the stitch as one usually does. In this pattern we are working front post double crochets, which means you will be completing a double crochet around the post of another stitch. I have provided what that means step-by-step here …
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over and insert hook from the front around the back and to the front again, working around the post of the stitch two rows below. Complete as a regular double crochet.
Row 1 (RS): Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn — 27 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch here and throughout, work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 27 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc here throughout), *FPdc in next stitch two rows below, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * across, turn — 27 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 27 sts.
Rows 5 through 28: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Row 29: *FPdc in next stitch two rows below, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * across, do not turn — 27 sts.
With right side facing (that is, the side with the defined crochet post stitch columns), rotate piece and *work 25 sc evenly along side edge of rows, work 3 sc in corner, work 1 sc in each st across next side, work 3 sc in corner, repeat around, join — 112 sts.
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