Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So I did a little reasearch on the area that designer Carol Ballard is from. I don’t think she will mind ( :
Mio Michigan is centered in the Huron National Forest along the Au Sable River. Bear, deer, eagles, Kirtland’s Warblers, and turkeys are just some of the wildlife nearby. Local attractions and activities include: Amish Community with Stores and Bakeries, Birding, Boating, Paddling (canoe and kayak), Fishing, particularly trout fishing, Hiking, Hunting and more.
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 #90 and the rest of the story…
Green Check Dishcloth
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Skill: Easy to Intermediate
Size: About 9½” wide, 10½” long.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Green – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) White – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) (I Love This Cotton – Forest # 52, White #6)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 4 sc = 1”, 3 dc rows = 2”.
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Green, ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (30 sc)
Rows 2-15: Ch 3, turn, following graph, working with both color strands, change color on last lp of last dc of each color group, dropping first color and picking up second color, pull second color through the 2 lps on hook, carry unused color to back, crocheting over yarn. (30 dc)
Row 16: With Green, ch 1, turn, sc in each dc across. (30 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, work sc in each sc row and 2 sc in each dc 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 *; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Notes For Color Chart:
– Each block represents one double crochet in one row.
– Solid Blocks = Green; White Blocks = White.
– Odd numbered rows are worked from right to left.
– Even numbered rows are worked from left to right.
– Odd numbered rows are worked from left to right.
– Even numbered rows are worked from right to left.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon
This one was fairly easy to follow – don’t really need the chart since the pattern repeats easily. I liked making this one and it turns out nicely too.