By 10pm on my long day of being snowed in, I was formulating a plan. I posted the following on Facebook: “I am thinking about doing a Dishcloth-a-Day for the whole year 2011! Would any of you like to help by submitting dishcloth designs? Designing dishcloths is pretty easy. In the photo I just posted, a couple are from a stitch book with an added border. We could take a vote and have prizes. All patterns would be posted on BestFreeCrochet.com for everyone to enjoy. What are your thoughts on this idea?”
Garnets in Lace Dishcloth
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 10” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Maroon – 1.25 oz, 60 yds (35 g, 55 m)
Off-White – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
(Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Stripes – Wine & Soft Ecru)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Puff Stitch (puff-st): (Yo, draw up a loop in stitch) 4 times, yo, draw through 7 lps on hook, ch 1, LOOSELY.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Off-White, ch 31, dc in 4th ch from hook, (dc in next ch) across. (29 dc) Finish off.
Row 2: With right side facing, join Maroon with sl st to first dc, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip next dc, (puff-st in next dc, skip next dc) across to last dc, dc in last dc. (13 puffs) Finish off.
Row 3: With right side facing, join Off-White with sl st to first dc, ch 3, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp across to last sp, dc in last sp, dc in last dc. (29 dc)
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) across.
Row 5: Ch 3 turn, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp across to last sp, dc in last sp, dc in last dc. (29 dc) Finish off.
Rows 6-13: Rep Rows 2-5 twice more.
At the end of Row 13, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch 1, 3 sc in last dc of Row 13, work 27 sc along sides of rows, working in unused lps of starting chains, 3 sc in first ch, sc across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, work 27 sc along sides of rows, working in dc of Row 13, 3 sc in first dc, sc across; join with sl st to first sc. (120 sc) Finish off.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Maroon with sc to center sc of any 3-sc group, ch 3, (puff-st, sc) in same sc, * ch 3, puff-st in last sc worked, skip 2 sc, (sc in next sc, ch 3, puff-st in last sc worked, skip 2 sc) across to next corner, (sc, puff-st, sc) in center sc of 3-sc group; rep from * around omitting last sc of final rep. Finish off and weave in ends.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon