#38 Two Steps Forward Crochet Dishcloth

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


Skill: Easy

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″.


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.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon



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Comments (6)

  • marceme 13 years ago Reply

    thanks for all these beautiful dishcloths im lovN it

  • adrianad 13 years ago Reply

    i really love, and appreciate, these patterns 🙂

    and, you do not look old enough to have a teen-age grandchild !!!

  • Wadda 13 years ago Reply

    I missed some of the dishcloths, can I still receive them?..


    webmaster 13 years ago Reply

    Yes, all the dishcloths are still available on the site.

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  • tealangel 13 years ago Reply

    I love this dishcloth patten it looked to me like it had Pansies all over it. Great job. Barbara

  • kvanatta 13 years ago Reply

    I did this one in a variegated yarn like shown – but the stitch is so pretty, I would do it in a plain color if I did it again. Nice work!

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