#118 Emerald Isle Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

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.

Follow me onto dishcloth #119 and the rest of the story…

Emerald Isle Dishcloth
Skill: Easy
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.

Special Stitches
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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  1. marceme

    thanks very much for your patterns hugs me

  2. Bunnie

    I love Emerald Isle NC! Great little island! Went every year growing up.. I still remember the Big Oak Drive In and their Shrimp Burgers!

    thanks for a great reminder and pattern!

  3. SoSaje

    What a lovely texture! I’m tempted to work this up into a baby blanket instead. 🙂 Thank you!!

  4. SoSaje

    Um, whoa!! Did I just notice the new design of the blog – color changing tabs and whatnot?! Lovely!!!

  5. Beverooni

    I’m really glad some of you like the stitch used. I have used it a lot for many different things like blankets, potholders, etc.

  6. Karenleelyons2004

    This is really pretty! Would make a great blanket!

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