Kathleen Stuart wrote: I started my “career” in crochet in 1991 after reading about crochet designs wanted for a crochet magazine. I was amazed that my first design was accepted! I design as a hobby. My four children are my inspiration for many designs. I love to crochet stuffed animals and toys, along with afghans and other items. I enjoy using whimsy in many of my designs. My designs have been in many crochet magazines and books over the years.
I live in San Jose, California with my husband, Harold. I am a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and enjoy attending my local chapter, South Bay Crochet. I love the opportunity that I have had to meet many of the crochet “greats” with this group. I joined the dishcloth challenge for several reasons. The first reason is that I love to make things for charity. The second reason is that I love a challenge!
The fun flower dishcloth started as a motif I found in a harmony guide. I was looking for a way to use up ends of balls of yarn. I added additional rows to make the dishcloth a useable size.
Thank you Kathleen for entering the challenge and creating this lovely dishcloth to share. – Maggie
Fun Flower Dishcloth
Original Design By: Kathleen Stuart
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 7” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Multicolor – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)
Blue – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
(Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – Mod Ombre #2223, Hot Blue #1742)
Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm)
Bobble: (Yo, insert hook, draw up a loop, yo , draw through 2 loops) 4 times; yo, draw through 5 loops on hook.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Multicolor, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), (dc in ring, ch 2) 7 times; join with sl st to first dc. (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (Bobble in next ch-2 sp, ch 5) 8 times; join with sl st to top of first Bobble.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same Bobble, * ch 2, working over the ch-5 lp so as to enclose it, dc in next dc of Rnd 1, ch 2, sc into top of next Bobble; rep from * around omitting last sc of final repeat; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st to next ch-sp, ch 1, sc into same sp, ch 3, (sc into next ch-sp, ch 3) around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Blue with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, ch 2, ** (2 dc ,ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, ch 2; repeat from ** around; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 6: Sl st to corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1) 4 times, ** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1) 4 times; repeat from ** around; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, working 3 hdc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next hdc, (sc in next hdc, ch 3, skip next hdc) around; join with sl st to first sc.Finish off and weave in ends.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon