April Showers Dish Cloths – Free Crochet Pattern

April Showers Dish Cloths

Free Crochet Pattern

I don’t know what Spring looks like where you live, but here in Minnesota spring has looked like a whole lot of snow so far. Not quite the April Showers that bring May Flowers we were all promised in that nursery rhyme long ago… Despite the unseasonable weather, I wanted to design a pattern called April Showers for this month, just for fun. I am so excited to bring you another functional Free Crochet Pattern that just happens to fit the bill. I hope you enjoy making the April Showers Dish Cloths as much as I enjoyed designing them!

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The April Showers Pattern started off quite differently in my head. I still have the original idea tucked away for a Rainy Day, (I know – so punny!!) but it wasn’t coming together quite as I had envisioned it in my mind. I made a bunch of round dish cloths a while back, without a pattern, just because we needed some new ones. The stitch pattern on one of them caught my eye and made me think of a sun and sun rays, and so this new idea crept in. 🙂 

 

I had thought of making the Cloud Cloth in the shape of a cloud as well as the Sun shape. But, to create a cloud shape I would need a simple stitch repeat to be able to imitate the shape. In the end, I decided I loved this stitch I selected to represent the cloud puffs more than a cloud shape. Hopefully y’all agree too! The additional bonus is that the April Showers Cloud Cloth works up much faster this way too! 😉

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The April Showers Cloths are my first published Dish Cloth patterns, though you can find lots of other Free Crochet Patterns on my blog as well. Like any dish cloths, they work up pretty quickly, which makes them great for those (like myself!) who love instant gratification!The April Showers patterns have fairly simple repeats, so it’s a great Netflix and Crochet project! These April Showers Dish Cloths would make a great gift as well, just pair with a favorite soap! Perfect for Mother’s Day, house warming gift for new neighbors, or a unique Teacher gift! Don’t crochet? Send me a message through my Contact Page or through my Etsy shop here! I would love to create a set of April Showers Dish Cloths for you!

 

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APRIL SHOWERS PATTERN

Materials: 
(Click the links below to view & purchase the exact yarn that I used to create my April Showers Dish Cloths!)

Worsted Weight yarn (40-100 yds) 
G 4.0 mm hook   


 

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)  
space – sp(s)  
sl st – slip stitch  
ch – chain  
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
yo – yarn over  
FO – fasten off
 

Gauge: Gauge is not very important for this pattern. The gauge I have used for this pattern: 4 dc stitches x 2 dc rows = 1 inch

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NOTES:

  • Beginning Chain (ch) of each round counts as first stitch where indicated.
  • This pattern uses a Magic Circle. If you need help with this technique you can follow this link to view my video tutorial for the Magic Circle on YouTube or watch the video below!
  • This pattern is FREE, but has not been tested by anyone besides myself. Please feel free to share any questions or comments you may have! I welcome your feedback!
  • This pattern is my intellectual property. You are welcome to make as many as you like, sell them, give them away, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. 
  • If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog. You may not copy and paste my text / the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work. 🙂
  • By using this pattern you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: DC MAGIC CIRCLE

 

PATTERN DIRECTIONS:

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April Showers Cloud Cloth:

  • Finished size should be approximately 8.5″ across.
  • Use White, Blue, or Gray Cotton yarn and G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with ch 32

Begin with ch 32

Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 3 and sk next 3 ch, * sc in next 3 ch, ch 3 and sk next 3 ch, * 4 times, sc in last 2 ch (16 sc)
Row 2: (Right Side) ch 1, turn, sc, sk next sc, 5 dc in 3 ch sp, * sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, 5 dc in 3 ch sp, * 4 times, sk next sc, sc in last sc, (6 sc, 25 dc)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc, ch 2 and sk next st, sc in next 3 sts, * ch 3 and sk next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, * 4 times, ch 2 and sk next st, sc in last, (17 sc)
Row 4:  ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here & throughout), turn, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, sk next, sc in next, sk next, * 5 dc in ch 3 sp, sk next, sc in next, sk next, * 4 times, 3 dc in ch 2 sp, (5 sc, 26 dc)
Row 5: ch 1, sc in 2 sts, * ch 3 and sk next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, * 4 times, ch 3 and sk next 3 sts, sc in last st and top st of ch 3, (16 sc)
Row 6 – 9:  Repeat Rows 2-5
Row 10 – 13:  Repeat Rows 2-5
Row 14 – 17:  Repeat Rows 2-5
Row 18:  Repeat Row 2, Do Not FO yet, Right Side is out, work edging on right side.
Edging:  ch 1, work a row of sc down the edge, evenly spaced, 3 sc in corner, continue working evenly spaced sc around all 4 sides, placing 3 in each corner. FO and weave in ends!
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April Showers Sun Cloth:

  • Finished size should be approximately 8.5″ across.
  • Use Gold, Yellow, or Orange Cotton yarn and G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with Magic Circle or ch 2 and work into the 2nd ch from
    hook

Begin with Magic Circle

Round 1: ch 3, 11 dc in magic circle, sl st to join, (12 dc).
Round 2: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1 here & throughout), dc and ch 1 in each st around, sl st to join, (12 dc).
Round 3: sl st into 1st ch 1 sp, ch 3 and 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, * 3 dc in ch 1 sp, * 11 times, sl st to join, (36 dc).
Round 4: ch 4, sk next st, * dc, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1 and sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1 and sk next st, * 9 times, sl st to join, (27 dc).
Round 5: sl st in ch 1 sp and ch 3, 4 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next ch 1 sp, * dc in next ch 1 sp, 4 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next ch 1 sp, * 8 times, sl st to join, (54 dc).
Round 6: ch 3, 3 dc in next, sk next, * sl st in next, 4 dc in next, sk next, * 17 times, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch 3 to join, (72 dc).
Round 7: sl st in top of ch 3 and next dc, * sc in next st, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, * 18 times, sl st to join, (18 sc, 18 ch 4 sps).
Round 8: sl st into ch 4 sp, * sc, dc, dc2tog, dc, sc, in ch 4 sp, * 18 times, sl st to join, (36 sc, 54 dc).
Round 9: ch 1, * sc in next 2 sts, hdc – ch 2 – hdc in next, sc in next 2 sts, * 18 times, sl st to join, (72 sc, 36 hdc).

 

 

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Please Share your April Showers Dish Cloths!

That’s it! I hope you have enjoyed this pattern! I am looking forward to seeing your April Showers cloths! I would love if you would share your finished April Showers Dish Cloths on Ravelry and social media! Don’t forget to tag me in your photos so I can see what you’ve made! If you enjoyed this April Showers Free Pattern and want to help support me in offering additional Free Crochet Patterns (<– like these) in the future, please share my Blog Post with your friends and subscribing to my newsletter! You can use the social media buttons below to share this post! Thank you kindly for your support!  If you have a questions or need some help with the pattern, feel free to contact me here or leave a comment on the blog. I am more than happy to help!

 

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7 Replies to “April Showers Dish Cloths – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. perhaps I’m missing something, but where is the pattern for the April Showers Cloud pattern? it says chain 32 and then nothing. thanks

    1. Hi Annie,

      A few people have had trouble like yourself. There should be a box that pops up asking you to enter your email address and subscribe to my newsletter to view the free pattern. The best thing to try is to refresh the page or try accessing from another browser. I am working on trying to get the blog running more smoothly, but I am the sole person running this website, without a lot of tech knowledge. This patter is available on ravelry for $1.50 for the PDF version as well.

      https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-showers-dish-cloths

      Thanks for visiting!
      Lisa Fox

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