I was given one of those one-eye K-Tel hooks that was sold on TV some years ago and I thought, wow, this is neat! So with library card in hand, I was off. My first purchase was a collection of knitting needles and crochet hooks from a second hand store and some wonderful Red Heart Super Saver from S.S. Kresge’s in the one pound size. I was sure that I could make afghans for everyone with that yarn! They all got slippers that first year. I’m still learning today. I love finding new or forgotten techniques or stitches.
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Thank you Carol for all your help.
Follow me onto dishcloth #38 and the rest of the story.
Textured Crochet Dishcloth
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 11” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Banana – 2 oz, 100 yd (60 g, 92 m)
White – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m)
(I Love This Cotton – White #6, Banana #256)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 6 pattern sts = 2″, 4 pattern rows = 2″.
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.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Banana, ch 29, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (28 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc, * sc in next 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc; rep from * 5 times.
Rows 3-22: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, dc in next 2 sc, * sc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 sc; rep from * 5 times.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (28 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join White with sc to first sc of Row 23, 2 sc in same sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc (corner), * working in sides of rows, work sc in sc rows and 2 sc in dc rows *; 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.
Rnd 2: Sl st to corner sc, ch 3, DO NOT TURN, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as joining, skip next 3 sc, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, skip next 3 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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I am loving the daily dishcloths it gives me a chance to work on stitches I am not comfortable with before doing a big project.
I agree – I am having a blast and using up a lot of scraps! I did this one in mint and white & it turned out really pretty. I’m also using them weekly on my blog.. showing the pics and talking about them 🙂