Thursday – April 28, 2011
This lovely dishcloth was named after the city of Emerald Isle in North Carolina.
It was designed by Beverly Matheson who wrote: “I was taught to crochet both by my mother and grandmother. I didn’t have any idea there were actual patterns written for crochet projects until I was well into my teen years. My mother and grandmother had simply taught me “stitch patterns”. I made a lot of dishcloths and afghans using them. When I finally learned how to read patterns an entire world opened up in front of me. The sky is now the limit but dishcloths are still a favorite”. Here is a link to Beverly’s Blog: www.bevmatheson.blogspot.com
Beverly – Thank you for submitting your design for the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge – Maggie.
Emerald Isle Dishcloth
Size: About 8” square
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Green – 2 oz, 100 yds (60 g, 90 m) (Peaches & Crème)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm) 3 dc in st or sp indicated.
Shell: 3 dc in st or sp indicated.
Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 33, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first hdc), * skip next 2 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, [Shell in next ch-2 sp] across, ending with dc in last hdc.
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), turn, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in center dc of Shell] across, ending with hdc in last dc.
Rows 4-15: Rep Rows 2-3 six times.
Row 16: Ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] across, ending ch 1, sc in last hdc. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, evenly sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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