Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Biscotti Stripes Dishcloth

The Lemon Peel stitch has been my go-to for the last couple of years.   If you've been reading my blog, I've created a number of patterns that use it.  Lately, I've been obsessed with the Herringbone Half Double stitch.  This dishcloth combines those two stitches and forms a beautiful striped dishcloth.  I love the look and the texture of these!

Cotton yarn, approximately 70 yards
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hhdc = herringbone half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Special Stitches:
Instructions for the HHDC can be found here: Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Finished size is about 7.5 square inches.

Chain 25 (or any odd number)
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across.  Ch 1 & turn (24 stitches)
Row 2: (HHDC Row) hhdc in each st across.  Ch 1 & turn (24 stitches)
Row 3: (HHDC Row) hhdc in each st across.  Ch 1 & turn (24 stitches)
Row 4: (Lemon Peel Row) sc in first st, dc in next [*sc in next, dc in next] repeat across row (24 stitches)
Row 5: (Lemon Peel Row) sc in first st, dc in next [*sc in next, dc in next] repeat across row (24 stitches)

Rows 6-17: Repeat rows 2-5 three more times.
Rows 18-19: HHDC rows
Row 20: sc in each st

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If you enjoyed the Lemon Peel or Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches, here are some other projects you might like.

Lemon Peel Projects:
Tub Time Trio: Baby Washcloths
Northern Lights Winter Scarf
Northern Lights Winter Hat
Lumpy Lemonade Dishcloth
Lemon Peel Dishcloth

HHDC Project:
Tub Time Trio Baby Washcloths Set 2

Happy Crafting!

💗 Grandma Duck 💗


  1. I'll copy my Ravelry comment here for the benefit of your other readers:

    LOVE THIS! Great texture and no gaps to stretch open when wet! Can’t wait to try it and some of your other patterns. Thank you!

    p.s. This would also make a great trivet, hotpad, or placemat… or even a centerpiece or as textured ends on a plain table runner. Very versatile pattern! :)

    p.p.s. Would also make a nice rug or bathmat (w a grippy mat underneath), a wonderful Snuggles Project cat mat for scrapbusting, or a nice, dense dish drying mat.

    1. Thank you so much Jean! I appreciate your comments here and on Ravelry too! I'm in love with the hhdc stitch both in rows like used here and in the round too. I'd love to see pictures of your finished projects!

  2. Love your patterns - they are all fantastic - have just subscribed to your website. Thank you for sharing your patterns & your talent with us. You have so many that I don't know which to start from. Again many thanks. Stay safe in this Covid-19 time.

  3. Oh my goodness! You made my night!! Thank you so much!