#139 Ocean Shells Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet


Designer Carol Showers wrote: “I started crocheting dishcloths in 1969. I found a pattern in a small thread crochet book. My family and friends enjoyed those until the worsted cotton dishcloth patterns arrived. I make this Aqua Marine pattern in 2 strands of size 10 crochet cotton and a G-hook. Then I switched to doing the hdc in the back loop for a different look. I’m loving this Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge and enjoying all the new patterns.”

Carol – Thank you so much for helping us with the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.

Follow me onto dishcloth #140 and the rest of the story…

Ocean Shells Dishcloth

Original Design By: Carol Showers

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: About 11” square.

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Multicolor – 3 oz, 153 yds (84 g, 138 m)(I Love This Cotton – Aqua Ombre #64)

Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches

Shell (shell): (5 dc) in same st or sp indicated.


Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 32, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first hdc), [hdc in next ch] across. (30 hdc)

Rows 2-21: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (30 hdc)

At the end of Row 21, DO NOT FINISH OFF.


Rnd 1: With right side facing (DO NOT TURN), working in sides of rows, * skip first row, sc in side of next row, [skip next row, Shell in next row, sc in next row]  6 times, skip last row *; working in unused lps of starting ch, Shell in first ch, skip next ch, [sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, Shell in next ch, skip next ch] 5 times, sc in next ch, skip next ch, Shell in last ch; rep from * to * once; working in Row 21, Shell in first hdc, skip next hdc, [sc in next hdc, skip next 2 hdc, Shell in next hdc, skip next hdc] 5 times, skip next hdc, Shell in last hdc; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon



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1 Comment

  • Writerprincess7762 13 years ago Reply

    Love this dishcloth! I’ve made several using this pattern!

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