This dishcloth pattern originated while I was on a road trip to Washington DC (back in 2007), in an RV. I found that I could crochet and not get carsick (bonus!), but reading a pattern would make me carsick. So, I came up with my own pattern, which was originally posted on some other craft website, so I’m reposting it here (see below). For this one, I did a reverse single crochet border (instead of half double crochet), because it was late, and I was tired, and it was quick!
“Road Trip Dishcloth”
Row 1: Sk 2 ch (counts as 1st hdc); hdc across (26 hdc total)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc); hdc across (26 hdc total)
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc); hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next stitch; (2 hdc, ch 1, sk next st) across, ending with 2 hdc (8 sets of 2 hdc, ch 1, sk next st plus 2 hdc)
Rows 5-7: Repeat row 2
Row 8: Repeat row 4
Repeat rows 5-8 until desired length, ending with a row 7.
For border: hdc around, with 2 hdc in each corner.
I did a total of 23 rows (5 sets of the pattern repeat, ending with 3 rows of hdc)