Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

pinecone lodge crochet dish towel

Step 1
FINISHED SIZE: 14" x 20"

GAUGE: 5 hdc + 5 sl st + 2 hdc = 4"
 
Ch 76. Sl st into the 10th ch from the hook. The 10 ch you have skipped will become the towel’s loop.

Row 1 Sl st once into each of the next 5 ch. *(Hdc once into each of the following 5 ch. Sl st once into each of the following 5 ch.) Rep from * until you reach the end of the row of ch. You will end the row with 5 sl st. Turn.

Row 2 Ch 1. Working in the back loop only, rep Row 1. You will again end the row with 5 sl st. When you reach the end of the row, turn. 
Step 2
Row 3 Ch 2 and sk the first st. This will count as your first hdc. Working in the back loop only, hdc once into each of the next four sts. *(Sl st into each of the following 5 sts. Hdc once into each of the following 5 sts. Remember to work in the back loop only for each st.) Rep from * until you reach the end of the row. You will end the row with 5 hdc. Turn.

Row 4 Ch 2 and sk the first st. This will count as your first hdc. Working in the back loop only, rep Row 3. You will again end the row with 5 hdc. When you reach the end of the row, turn.

Rows 5-40 Rep Rows 1-4.

Rows 41-42 Rep Rows 1-2. 
Step 3
FINISHING
 
When you have finished the final row, turn and ch 1. Working in both loops, sc into each st to create a border around the dish towel. When you reach the end of the row, (sc, ch 1, sc) into the last st to turn the corner. Continue to work one sc into each st around the dish towel, working (sc, ch 1, sc) into the last st at each corner. When you reach the final corner, which is the corner with the hanging loop, make 30 sc into the loop itself. Sl st to the first sc to finish the border. Knot off your yarn, trim the excess and weave in the ends.  
 
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Step 4
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es) 
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