The theme for my dishcloths today is definitely Valentine’s Day. They look so pretty when grouped together in a color scheme of pinks, red & white. On Etsy.com I have seen some beautiful pictures of dishcloths in the most attractive color combinations. I am up to three dishcloths now. It takes me about 1 hour and 15 min on average to design, crochet and write a dishcloth pattern.
After finishing this dishcloth I photographed all five together and posted the photo on Facebook. They looked so beautiful together – so bright and cheery!
Center of My Heart Dishcloth
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 9 inches diameter.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Pink – 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m)
White – 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st or sp indicated.
Shell #2: (dc, 3 htr, dc) in same st or sp indicated.
V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st or sp indicated.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Pink, ch 2, (hdc, sc, hdc) in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sts)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) in first hdc, hdc across to last hdc, (sc, hdc) in last hdc. (5, 7 sts)
Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (7 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, Shell #2 in next sc, skip next sc, sl st in next sc, skip next sc, Shell #2 in next sc, sl st in last sc. Finish off leaving 12” end.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) With White, ch 40, taking care not to twist, join with sl st to first ch to form ring, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 now and throughout), dc in same ch as joining, skip next ch, (V-st in next ch, skip next ch) around; join with sl st to first dc. (20 V-sts)
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, (V-st in next V-st) around; join.
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, (Shell in next V-st) around; join. (20 Shells) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Pink with sl st in sp between any 2 Shells, (5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sl st between next 2 Shells) around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
– Using long end of Heart, tack Heart to the inside to Shell Ring.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon