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Scary Jack-O-Lantern Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

Happy Halloween my pretties! Here’s a free tapestry crochet dishcloth pattern for you! All treat, no tricks!

Scary Jack-O-Lantern face dischloth

I love making seasonal dishcloths. It’s a quick and easy way to add a splash of the holidays in your kitchen. Plus, they make doing the dishes more fun. And with that being almost everyone’s least favorite chore, any little bit helps right?! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have a TON of decorations that I normally cover the house in… but if I’m being totally honest, this dishcloth is the only Halloween decorating I will be doing this year. Haha. Miss E is still a bit young to understand the concept, and we live on a secluded acreage, so we don’t get any trick or treaters. If you’re a big time decorator or have hardly any decorations at all, this scary dishcloth is for you!

The Yarn:

For this project I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. It’s affordable, durable, and comes in a wide variety of color options. Another great substitute would be Lily Sugar & Cream.

I designed this as a Jack-O-Lantern face, so my original vision was to make it orange and black. But I think it would look great in any Halloween color combination. If made with yellow or green features and a black background, it would look like a spooky grin in the dark night!

Materials

  • Any worsted weight ( 4 ) cotton in your preferred color choices. I used less than 1 skein each of Yarnspirations BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton (1.75oz/50g, 80yds/73m) in “Hot Orange” & “Black Licorice”.
  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook (7)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Candy (optional)

Want a chart to follow along with this written pattern? Grab the premium PDF in my Ravelry Store!

Pattern Information

Pattern Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Finished Size: approximately 7.75″ x 7.75″

Gauge:Not important for this project.

Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):
CH: chain
ST: stitch
SLST: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet

Notes:

  • All stitches are single crochet done in the tapestry crochet technique.
  • CH’s at beginning of rows DO NOT count as a stitch.

Jack-O-Lantern Dishcloth

← Row 1 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 25


→ Row 2 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 4, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 20


← Row 3 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 4, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 3, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 11, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4


→ Row 4 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 6, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4

← Row 5 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 3, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 3


→ Row 6 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 5, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 7, (ORANGE) x 3


← Row 7 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 22, ORANGE

→ Row 8 [WS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 23, ORANGE


← Row 9 [RS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 6, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 3, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 4, ORANGE

→ Row 10 [WS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 3, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, BLACK, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 4, ORANGE


← Row 11 [RS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 12, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE


→ Row 12 [WS]: ORANGE, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 21, BLACK, ORANGE


← Row 13 [RS]: ORANGE, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 10, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 10, BLACK, ORANGE


→ Row 14 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 11, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 11


← Row 15 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 10, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 10


→ Row 16 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 4


← Row 17 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 9, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 3

→ Row 18 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 7, (ORANGE) x 7, (BLACK) x 7, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 19 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 6, (ORANGE) x 9, (BLACK) x 6, (ORANGE) x 2

→ Row 20 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 11, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 21 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 4, (ORANGE) x 13, (BLACK) x 4, (ORANGE) x 2

→ Row 22 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 15, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 23 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 2, (ORANGE) x 17, (BLACK) x 2, (ORANGE) x 2


→ Row 24 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 19, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 25 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 25. Do not cut yarn. Move on to border.

Border

Round 1: (Orange) CH2, 1/4 turn your work so you are working down the left side. 1SC in each row, *SC, CH2, SC* in the corner, 1SC in each ST along bottom, *SC, CH2, SC* in next corner, 1SC in each row along right side, *SC, CH2, SC* in next corner, 1SC in each ST, SLST to CH2.

Round 2: (Black) CH2, 1DC in same space, 1DC in each ST, *DC,CH1,DC* in each corner. When you’ve reached the end of this round, 1DC in same space as 1st DC, CH1, SLST to 1st DC.

Round 3: (Orange) CH1, SC in same, 1SC in each ST, 3SC in each corner. When you’ve reached the end of this round, 2SC in same space as 1st SC, SLST to 1st SC. Tie off. Weave ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the scary pumpkin dish cloth! If you make one, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook @jadedcraftscreations or use the hashtag #jadedcraftscreations for the chance to be featured!

Have a Spook-Tacular Halloween!

Jade

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