This beautiful dishcloth was designed by Pauline Cuevas, who wrote:
I have been crocheting for over 36 years. My mother taught me to crochet the granny square with I was 9 years old. Dishcloths are a great gift any day of the year. I love surprising my sister with crocheted gifts. She lives in Arizona, so recently, I sent a dishcloth designed with a southwestern look in mind. For the sake of this challenge, I’m calling this cloth “Southwestern Flair”. Thank you!
Thank you Pauline for joining the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge. Your dishcloth is gorgeous! – Maggie
Southwestern Flair Crochet Dishcloth
Original Design By: Pauline Cuevas
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 8” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Orange – 2 oz, 95 yds (57 g, 86 m)
Blue – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m)
(Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Orange, Hot Blue)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
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.
“Flair” Stitch (Flair): Yo hook 3 times, insert hook from right to left around front post of sc three sts back and two rows below, pull up a loop (5 lps on hook), * yo, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * until 2 lps remain on hook, yo hook 3 times, skip next 4 sc two rows below, insert hook from right to left around front post of sc three sts back and two rows below, pull up a lp (6 lps on hook), * yo, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * 3 times, yo and draw through last 3 lps on hook.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Orange, ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (29 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc, (Flair, skip sc behind Flair st, sc in next 8 sc) twice, Flair, skip sc behind Flair, sc in last 5 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (29 sc)
Rows 5-30: Rep Rows 3-4 thirteen times.
At the end of Row 30, finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Blue with sc to any sc, sc in each sc and row around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon