I have been freezing my tail off here in St Louis, where it feels like snow day after snow day after ice after polar vortex….you get the idea. This girl is COLD. And yes, I know by many other standards, my cold is someone else’s tropical, but still. ANYHOW, I am hoping to speed up Spring a bit here with this cheery coral accented kitchen cloth, and I thought some of you may enjoy bringing some spring color to your home as well!
Don’t freak out! As usual, I’ve got you covered with step-by-step photos to help you master a new crochet stitch or two! This pattern is beginner-friendly, and even with the thinner yarn, works up very quickly!
I chose Bernat Softee Baby Cotton, a 3 weight DK / Light cotton / acrylic blend that will be absorbent and low-maintenance care, since you can just pop it right into the washing machine and dryer! The light weight yarn really shows off the stitch definition as well! I went for the color Cotton for my main color, with Blush as an accent, but I have enough left over that I could potentially make a second cloth using the colors inversely.
So, with the explanation out of the way, lets get to the crocheting!
The Granite Stitch Kitchen Cloth
- CYC 3 DK Weight Cotton Yarn, shown in Bernat Softee Baby Cotton, shown in Cotton and Blush)
- Main Color: Approximately 155 yards
- Contrasting Color: Approximately 40 yards
- Crochet hook in size G / 4 mm
- Tapestry needle
Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Chain (ch)
- Chain Space (ch sp)
- Skip (sk)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) – See a photo + video tutorial here!
- Modified Granite Stitch – See a photo + video tutorial here on how to make this stitch 3 ways, including the variation I’m using in this pattern
Approximately 13″ wide x 16″ long
3″ square = 14 rows x 14 stitches.
- This pattern is written in US STANDARD TERMS and is set as a BEGINNER skill level.
- This pattern can be altered for size or tension by using any beginning multiple of 2 stitches.
- Chain-2s at beginning of granite stitch rows count as a chain space.
- Available photo + video tutorials: Foundation Single Crochet (FSC), Granite Stitch 3 Ways
- Since this is a fixed rectangular size, the stitch count per row will not vary. You will maintain the same number of stitches (sc and ch-1s) throughout the pattern as that which you started with in your foundation row (as written, 60 sts for R1 and R76 or 30 sc and 30 ch sp for granite stitch rows).
- An inexpensive PDF is available for this pattern and can be found on Etsy and Ravelry.
- PDF EXCLUSIVE: Stitch Chart
- PDF EXCLUSIVE: Row Tracker
Why the PDF?
What’s so cool about my PDF? Everything!
My PDFs are written with teaching in mind, complete with photo tutorials for all special stitches (including links to videos), tips and tricks for the pattern itself or reading patterns in general, lots of photos, and charts for those visual learners out there! And best of all, everything is formatted for ease of navigation, allowing you to jump between sections of the pattern with ease!
Get your printable PDF version of this pattern below!
Begin with Main Color
R1: 60 FSC
PRO TIP: If you’d like to see a photo and video tutorial showing you how to make the Foundation Single Crochet (FSC), click here!
NOTE: If you prefer to work a foundation chain, simply ch 61, sc into second chain from hook and into each chain across. PRO TIP: When working into a foundation chain, work into the back bump for a more polished look. Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out my Crochet 101: Getting Started tutorial here.
R2: Ch 2 (counts as a chain space), sk 1, sc next, *ch 1, sk 1, sc next. Repeat from * until end.
Note: For a photo tutorial showing how to work this modified granite stitch with a chain space start, see my tutorial here.
PRO TIP: When you see asterisks within a line of instructions, it means you are to repeat the stitches that come after it until specified. For example, in R2 here, you will work a chain stitch, skip one stitch, then single crochet into the next stitch across each pair of stitches until the end of the row. You may also see the stitches set between a pair of asterisks, but it means the same thing, for example *ch 1, sk 1, sc next*.
R3: Ch 2 (counts as a chain space), sk 1, sc into ch sp from previous row, *ch 1, sk 1, sc into ch sp. Repeat from * until end, with your last sc made into the ch-2 space from the previous row.
R4-15: Repeat Row 3
Change to Contrasting Color
R16-30: Repeat Row 3
Change to Main Color Yarn
R31-75: Repeat Row 3
R76: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc into 1st st, sc into next ch sp, sc into each sc and ch sp across, with your last sc made into the ch-2 space from the previous row.
Tie off, weave in ends.
You did it!
You did it! Now you can hang it up in your own kitchen or gift it to someone who needs some cheering up during these cold winter days. It would also make a great housewarming or hostess gift!
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