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#64 Polka Dots Dishcloth

Crochet designer Kathleen Stuart has contributed 5 dishcloths to the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.

Here other designs include:

#35 Open Shell Dishcloth

#44 Popcorn Dishcloth

#46 Catherine Wheel Dishcloth

#52 Fun Flower Dishcloth

Kathleen started her “career” in crochet in 1991 after reading a request for crochet designs in a crochet magazine. Her designs have been in many crochet magazines and books over the years.

Kathleen says: “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!”

“I love playing around with stitch patterns. One day I was looking at a pattern called a Catherine’s Wheel and noticed that I could do variations on the theme. I did two variations – one that made the different colors look like rows of polka dots and the other gives the illusion of a ripple. I sold these stitch variations as different sized afghans.  The polka dot variation is in the book : 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans and Throws (Needlecraft Shop) as Happy Cartwheels. The ripple is in the book Quick Stitch Crochet (Needlecraft Shop) as Catherine Wheel Afghan. For the dishcloths, I have changed borders and/or stripe pattern.”

Thank you Kathleen for all your help and for sharing your personal story and designs in the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge -Maggie.

Follow me onto dishcloth #65 and the rest of the story…

Polka Dots Dishcloth

FD064

Original Design By: Kathleen Stuart

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: About 9” square.

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:

Blue – 1½ oz, 75 yds (45 g, 68 m)

Yellow – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)

Orange – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)

Green – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)

(Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Blue #1742, Yellow #10, Hot Orange #1628, Hot Green #1712)

Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm)

Gauge: In pattern stitch, 3 clusters and 12 rows = 6 1/2”

Special Stitches

Beginning Cluster (uses first 4 sts): * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 3 times more, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Cluster (uses next 7 sts): * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 6 times more, yo and draw through all 8 loops on hook.

End Cluster (uses last 4 sts): * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 3 times more, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Reverse Single Crochet (rev sc): Working from left to right, insert hook in next st to the right, yo, draw through st, complete as for sc.

Dishcloth

Row 1: (Right Side) With Blue, ch 32; sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (31 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, (skip next 3 sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with sc in last 2 sc. (3 dc-groups) Change color to Yellow.

Row 3: With Yellow, ch 2, turn; Beginning Cluster, (ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, Cluster) across to last 4 sts, End Cluster.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 4 dc in first st, (skip next ch-sp, sc in next 3 sc, skip next ch-sp, 7 dc in Cluster) across, ending with 4 dc in last Cluster. Change color to Blue. Finish off Yellow and weave in ends.

Row 5: With Blue, ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, Cluster, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts.

Row 6: Ch 2, turn; 4 dc in first st, (skip next sc, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next Cluster, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, skip next sc, 7 dc in next sc (middle sc of 3-sc group))across, ending with 4 dc in last sc. Change color to Orange.

Row 7: With Orange, ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, Cluster, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, (skip next 3 sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with sc in last 2 sc. (3 dc-groups) Change color to Blue. Finish off Orange and weave in ends.

Row 9: With Blue, ch 2, turn; Beginning Cluster, (ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, Cluster) across to last 4 sts, End Cluster.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in first st (End cluster), sc in next ch, (skip next 2 ch, skip next sc, 7 dc in next sc (middle sc of 3-sc group), skip next sc, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next cluster, sc in next ch) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts. Change color to Green.

Row 11: With Green, ch 2, turn; Beginning Cluster, (ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, Cluster) across to last 4 sts, End Cluster.

Row 12: Ch 2, turn; 4 dc in first st, (skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, skip next ch-3 sp, 7 dc in next cluster) across, ending with 4 dc in last cluster. Change color to Blue. Finish off Green and weave in ends.

Row 13: With Blue, ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, Cluster, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts.

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, evenly sc across 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 *; change color to Yellow, with Yellow, join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around; change color to Blue, with Blue; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off Yellow and weave in ends.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, rev sc in each sc around; join with sl st to first rev sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

 

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Comments (3)

  • Kvanatta 9 years ago Reply

    I liked the different color perspective on a pattern I’d already figured out 🙂 thank you!

  • Barbara Colman 9 years ago Reply

    This is called polka dots but it is the same picture as # 46 Catherines wheel….directions look the same also…. Barbara

  • Barbara Colman 9 years ago Reply

    sorry for the previous comment…..the colors were so alike …I didn’t read further….Oh, well that’s my error,,,,Love all of the patterns…

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