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Optical Illusion Dishcloth! Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Optical Illusion Dishcloth! Free Crochet Pattern!!!

This fun and whimsical Optical Illusion Dishcloth is part of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along. It is week 6 of the Crochet Along – 12 Weeks – 12 Dishcloths. It is so easy… Only simple stitching technique is used.

Optical Illusion Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern

For the Optical Illusion Dishcloth you will be using Slip Stitch, Chains, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet and Front Post Treble Crochet, in other words – Easy Peasy!

In addition, you can easily find Optical Illusion Dishcloth pattern by adding it to your Raverly queue/favorites… Click Here!

How to participate:

Firstly -You can come here each Sunday and see the posts. Secondly-You can head to the Crochet With Me Tab at the top of the page. Thirdly-You can subscribe by email for all posts in the “Stay Connected” in the right sidebar or Lastly- Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group – Get posts, tips and help along with fun games and prizes .

Below are the first 5 weeks. They are so much fun!

Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth – Week 1

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth – Week 2

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth – Week 3

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth

Alpine Stitch Dishcloth – Week 4

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth – Week 5

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth

Now on to Week 6 – Optical Illusion Dishcloth


  • It is super easy just to carry your colors up the side rows instead of finishing off and weaving the ends in for this project. You will just drop one color and pick up the next.
  • When making your FPtrc, make sure you dont use the same stitch in the row. You will leave that unworked behind the FP stitch.


Yarn: 150 Yards of Cotton Yarn, about 75 yds each of 2 colors. I used Lilys Sugar N Cream in Color A – White and Color B – Purple *To clarify, you can choose any color scheme instead so you can make it your own.

Hook: G


  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • FPTrc – Front Post Treble Crochet
Optical Illusion Dishcloth Front Post Stitching

Instructions for the Optical Illusion Dishcloth:

Importantly, make sure to read the tips above. They are most important to success!

Color A – White B – Purple

With Color A, ch 33

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each across. = 31 hdc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 31 sc

Drop Color A, Pick up Color B

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in 3 sts, Fptrc around hdc 2 rows below(row 1).. After row 3 you will Fptrc around the previous Fptrc…*, repeat *to* across, sc in last 3 sts. = 24 sc & 7 fptrc

Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc in each st across. = 31 sc

Drop Color B, Pick up Color A

Row 5 & 6: Repeat rows 3 & 4 with color A

Rows 7-34: Repeat rows 3-6 changing colors accordingly. (3&4 Color B – 5&6 Color A)

Finish off


Pick up Color B in the side row 31through the side row picking up a loop Right Side Facing(See Pic)

Row 35: Ch 1, sc 2 sts evenly up side rows to top corner row 32, 3 sc in 1st st of row 32, sc in next 29 sts, 3 sc in last st of row 32, sc 29 sts evenly down side rows, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom row 1, sc in next 29 sts, 3 sc in last st of bottom row 1, sc 27 sts evenly up side rows to beginning sc, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 128 sc

Finish off

Join Color A in any middle corner st wrong side facing

Row 36: Ch 1, *3 sc in middle corner st, sc in next 31 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 136 sc

Finish Off

Join Color B with sl st in any middle corner st right side facing

Row 37: *(sl st, ch1, sl st) in middle corner st, sl st in each st to next corner st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 4 ch 1 & 144 sl sts

Finish off and weave in ends.

That’s it!!! You finally have a Optical Illusion Dishcloth… So, enjoy and see you soon!!! Meet me right back here next week for week 7 of our 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL!

Some of My Amazon Favorite Skincare Items:

This week I want to share my skin care routine. I have used Purity Made Simple by Philosophy for many years, it is so gentle and cleans all of my makeup off really well. In addition, I recently this summer I started using Confidence in a Cream(both the day and night version) by It Cosmetics. I have started to notice a change for the good and I am so pleased.

In conclusion – I love these products and hope if you are looking for skincare, you will give it a go! A little goes a long way, so this means they last a long time – Besides that, you get a great bang for your buck!

This is a recent picture of me at 59 years old, no filters used. I have make-up on. I do have good skin naturally, thanks to both of my parents. In addition, good skincare(that my mother taught me) is also a key to having great skin!

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Happy Crocheting!!


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