Carol Ballard Wrote..
My oldest granddaughter is graduating high school this year, so I’m working on a memory quilt. Since my quilting knowledge is very limited, it’s more like sewing big squares and then tying it all together. It’s made with her collection of event t-shirts from the volley ball and swim team, homecoming, mascot and other special events that she participated in during her years of higher learning. If all goes well, there will be one square with filet crochet and it will be completed before the band plays Pomp and Circumstance.
Carol thank you for joining us on the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.
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“Two Steps Forward” Dishcloth
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 10” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Multicolor – 2 oz, 100 yd (60 g, 92 m)
(I Love This Cotton – Passion Flower #270)
Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm)
5 sc = 2″, 1 pattern group (1 row dc, 2 rows sc) = 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) Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (26 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, dc in skipped sc, * skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, dc in skipped sc; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc across. (26 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (26 sc)
Rows 5-19: Rep Rows 2-4 five times.
Rows 20-21: Rep Rows 2-3 once. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first 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, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot), sc in next 3 sc) around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
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