#81 The Blues Crochet Dishcloth

Tuesday March 22, 2011 – I don’t know if any of you know this about me but I used to be in nursing school.  After my junior year I decided that nursing was not for me.  I have a lot of admiration for nurses and all the hard work that they do.  This dishcloth reminds me of the EKG strips we used to mount in the doctor’s office I used to work in.

This dishcloth was designed and submitted by Carol Ballard.  To see more of Carol’s designs visit MaggiesCrochet.com or Carol’s Blog: http://www.cobblerscabin.wordpress.com/

Thank you Carol for all your wonderful designs.  Follow me onto Dishcloth #82 and the rest of the story…   

The Blues Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: About 10½” square.

Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) Light Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Blue, Robin Egg Blue)

Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm)

3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.


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.

Special Stitches

Long Single Crochet (long-sc):
Skip previous row, insert hook in sc in next row, pull up long lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.


Row 1:
(Right Side) With Blue, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (25 sc)

Rows 2-3:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (25 sc)

Row 4:
With Light Blue, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, long-sc in next sc, * sc in next 2 sc, long-sc in next sc *; rep from * to * 5 times, sc in last 3 sc. (25 sc)

Rows 5-7:
With Blue, ch 1, sc in each sc across. (25 sc)

Rows 8-27:
Rep Rows 4-7 five times.

At the end of Row 27, finish off and weave in ends.


Rnd 1:
With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc to first sc, 2 sc in same sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, evenly sc across *; 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:
Ch 1, sc, ch 2, dc in same st as joining, skip next sc, * (sc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, skip next sc *; rep from * to * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon




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Comments (2)

  • marceme 13 years ago Reply

    thanks for the potholders i been lost as to how to log in since you changed things again
    that is half the problem…
    i also been trying to tell you that i sent a dish cloth it is red white and blue with the dish cloth and the pic of the SHAMROCK pattern i have been trying to post… it is on t he disc and the printed pattern DH MADE ME SEND YOU A LETTER ALSO IT IS NOT PROFESSIONAL JUST ON A PEICE OF PAPER>>>
    hope you didnt mind me putting everyting on cd…
    hope you can use the dishcloth in your challenge it is just thread since you said that they were for show only… i have alredy donated the potholder to the charrity hope you are ok IM HERE>>> hugs have a great week me

  • Kvanatta 13 years ago Reply

    I found a bit of a problem with the instructions on this one. It does not specify to end off colors and weave in the ends.

    I was riding in the car and a row further along when I notice I wasn’t supposed to carry the colors. I changed the numbers a bit and carried my colors – mine doesn’t look quite the same but close enough! Still pretty 🙂

    thanks for the pattern – just thought you might want to know about the discrepancy 🙂

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