For years, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that I need a clone. In a perfectly cloned life, I’m showering my family with love and affection and the other woman house cleaning. So, if anyone reading this is in need of a test subject, I’m your gal!
My problem isn’t unique. Moms all over the world have to balance out the wants and needs of their families while keeping themselves in balance because if Momma’s not happy, nobody’s happy.
In order to keep my balance and find rest for myself, I must sometimes force it. One way I keep my balance, literally, is through yoga. Another way to give my body rest when I’ve been running for everyone else, is to crochet. It forces me off my feet and my perpetually busy mind is calmed through the repetitive motion of hooking yarn.
One of my favorite things to crochet are dishcloths. Quirky, I know, but follow me. I have my reasons.
- They work up quickly and can be finished in one sitting, thereby providing immediate gratification. Results, people!
- They are functional. Everyone must was dishes.
- And in the case of this sushi dishcloth, they are kitschy and cute!
Work up a few dishcloths with this free crochet pattern and give a little sushi love. Who doesn’t love kitschy kitchen crochet thingys?
The center of the dishcloth is extra-nubby for extra scrubbing power. Here is a close up.
Sushi Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
For this pattern, I used Sugar and Cream cotton yarn in Peace (A), Black(B) and White(C) and a size G/6 crochet hook.
Rounds 1-5 create the “filling”.
Rounds 6-8 create the “rice”.
Round 9 creates the “nori”.
Round 1: With A, chain 3 and sl st into third chain from hook. Sc 8 into ring OR make a magic ring and 8 sc in ring. Pull tightly to close. Join with sl st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same space as sl st. 2 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (16 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same space as sl st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc (24 sc)
Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc) and 1 dc in same space. *Ch 2. Skip next 2 sc. 2 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 2. Skip last 2 sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Round 5: Ch 1. 2 sc in same space. *working in the ch 2 space from previous round, insert hook from front to back of each skipped sc. 1 tr in each of these 2 skipped sc. 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 tr in each of the last 2 skipped sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 6: With B, sl st to any st from previous round. Ch 3 (counts as dc) *2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * around ending with 2 dc in last sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (48 dc)
Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to last 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (60 dc)
Round 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc. Rep from * to last 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in last 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends. (72 dc)
Round 9: Sl st to any st from the previous round. Loosely, 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble or triple crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
If you would like one of these sushi dishcloths but don’t crochet, you may purchase them at my Etsy shop by clicking the banner on the sidebar.
Now that you have a cute dishcloth to wash up dishes, go make some sushi!