Free Pattern: Apple Tawashi Dishcloth

This apple dishcloth is crocheted using acrylic yarn which gives it extra scrubbing power. It also dries a lot quicker than cotton yarn. One side is red or green and the other is white, just like the inside and outside of an apple. The two sides are crocheted together leaving you with a thick, cushy dishcloth.

Crochet Apple Dishcloths

This pattern is written using American crochet abbreviations.

This pattern has been carefully reviewed, but should you have any comments or questions, please contact me@salihan.com

You may like to download the print-friendly PDF from HERE [pattern].

STITCH EXPLANATION
ch(s) = chain(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc= single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
dc = double crochet
tr = triple crochet

FINISHED SIZE
7¾” at the widest part and 6″ tall (excluding stem)

YARN
Green or red DK weight acrylic yarn, about 68 yards (62 metres)
White DK weight acrylic yarn, about 50 yards (46 metres)
Scrap amount of brown DK weight acrylic yarn for stem and seeds

HOOK
Size F/5 (3.75mm)

NOTE
When crocheting the apple pieces, the work will curl a little. Don’t worry about it and keep crocheting. When all the pieces are sewn together, the apple dishcloth will flatten and smooth out.

And I realised only after finishing the dishcloths that there are normally only 2 seeds visible in the cross-section of the apple. Ahem. So let’s just say I made a creative interpretation, rather than an accurate represention of an apple. (blush)

PATTERN
Using red or green yarn, chain 2. 3 sc into 1st ch. Ch 1, Turn. – 3 sts

Row 1: 2 sc into each st. Ch 1, turn. – 6 sts
Row 2: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next st* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 9 sts
Row 3: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 2 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 12 sts
Row 4: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 3 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 15 sts
Row 5: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 4 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 18 sts
Row 6: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 5 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 21 sts
Row 7: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 6 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 24 sts
Row 8: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 7 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 27 sts
Row 9: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 8 sts* repeat from * to end. Ch 1, turn. – 30 sts
Row 10: sc2tog, *1 sc into next 4 sts, 2 sc into next st* repeat from * to last 3 sts, 1 sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn. – 33 sts
Row 11: sc2tog, *1 sc into next 4 sts, 2 sc into next st* repeat from * to last 6 sts, 1 sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn. – 36 sts
Row 12: sc2tog, *1 sc into next 5 sts, 2 sc into next st* repeat from * to last 4 sts, 1 sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn. – 39 sts
Row 13: sc2tog, *1 sc into next st* repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn. – 37 sts
Row 14: sc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 sts, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 4 sts, 1 tr into next 3 sts, 2 tr into next st, 1 tr into next 3 sts, 1 dc into next 7 sts, 1 sc into next 9 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog. – 35 sts

Fasten off and leave a long tail about 12″ long.

Make another one in the same colour and two more using the white yarn.

Tie the two matching pieces together with the loose ends.
Tie the matching pieces together

Sew them together using the long tail and an embroidery needle. Weave in any loose ends.
Moving the tail
Sew matching pieces together
Pieces sewn together

Using the brown yarn and an embroidery needle, sew on apple seeds onto the white side of the dishcloth.
Apple seeds embroidered on

I used the bullion stitch to create my seeds and have demonstrated it on this video:

If you are not able to see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Placing the wrong sides of the apple pieces together, sc around the edges of the apple using the red or green yarn. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.

For the stem: Using the brown yarn, ch 2. 2 sc into 1st ch. Ch 1, turn. – 2 sts

1 sc into each st. Ch 1, turn. – 2 sts

Repeat this row until the stem measures 4″ long.

Sc2tog. – 1 st

Fasten off and leave a tail about 4″ long. Attach stem to the top of apple using this tail and embroidery needle.

Crochet Apple Dishcloths

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