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#15 Simple Shells Crochet Dishcloth

Wendi our pattern editor, was born and raised in South Africa. As a young, preschool child, she spent a lot of time with her great-aunt Joyce, who taught her many handcrafts – crochet was one amongst tatting, knitting, tapestry, needle-point, rug-pulling and macramé. Over the years she’s dabbled in other crafts like pottery, wood-carving and teddy-bear making. She hopes to learn new crafts, like stained glass or beading.

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#15 Simple Shell Dishcloth

FD015

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: About 8 inches square.

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:

Pink – 1½ oz, 72 yds (42 g, 65 m)

White – 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m)

Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches

Shell: 5 dc in specified st or sp.

CLOTH

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with Pink, ch 28, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc), skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, * Shell in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch. (3 Shells, 2 half-Shells) Change color to White. Drop Pink to back of work.

Pattern Rows

Row 2: With White, ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, Shell in next sc, * sc in center dc of next Shell, Shell in next sc; rep from * across, ending with sc in last dc. Change color to Pink. Drop White.

Row 3: With Pink, ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sc, sc in center dc of next Shell, * Shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next Shell; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in of last sc. Change color to White. Drop Pink.

Rows 4-15: Rep Rows 2-3 six times.

At the end of Row 15, DO NOT CHANGE COLOR.

Row 16: With Pink, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 dc, dc in next sc, * sc in next 5 dc, dc in next sc; rep from * twice more, sc in next 3 dc. DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first sc, (sc in next st) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, skip first sc row, 2 sc in dc row, (sc in sc row, 2 sc in dc row) across to corner *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, (sc in next ch) across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to *; join with sl st to first sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

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1 Comment

  • kvanatta 10 years ago Reply

    Very pretty! Being the lazy crocheter that I am… I used one variegated color rather than changing colors…. still turned out very nice 🙂

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