This week we have had 17 dishcloths submitted for the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge. We now have enough dishcloths for the month of January and February! I am so excited!! Two of the dishcloths are so cute! One is a container of Popcorn and the other is a Snow Lady! Thank you, thank you, to all those who have helped so far.
This dishcloth was designed and submitted by Carol Ballard. Carol has been a great help with the challenge and has severl dishcloths already in the collection. To see more of Carol’s designs visit MaggiesCrochet.com or Carol’s Blog: http://www.cobblerscabin.wordpress.com/
Plum Inspired Dishcloth
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 10” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Purple- 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m)
White – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m)
(I Love This Cotton – Mulberry #262, White #6)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.
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 Purple, ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (27 sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.
At the end of Row 3, change color to White.
Rows 4-5: With White, ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.
At the end of Row 5, pick up Purple.
Rows 6-9: With Purple, ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.
At the end of Row 9, pick up White.
Rows 10-21: Rep Rows 4-9 twice.
Rows 22-23: Rep Rows 4-5 once.
Rows 24-26: With Purple, ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) With Purple, * working in sides of rows, sc in each row *, working in unused lps of starting ch, 2 sc in first ch, (sc in next ch) across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch; rep from * to *; working in Row 26, working in both loops, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, (skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3) around; join. Finish off Purple and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join White with sc to any skipped sc on Rnd 2 (Purple ch-3 lp to back), ch 3, * with Purple ch-3 lp to front, sc in next skipped sc, ch 3, with Purple ch-3 lp to back, sc in next skipped sc, ch 3; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
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