Sunday June 12, 2011
Designer Carole Sisson wrote: “Crocheting is a way of life in my senior years. I have been trying to downsize my stash of yarn by making afghans which I donate. I also make cancer caps for the Cancer Association. I have made 13 afghans for our Bingo group for prizes and I donated 11 afghans to the Nursing home of our local hospital for patients who have no visitors during Christmas. I’m not as good or as fast as I used to be but it is good therapy. This dishcloth is very fast and easy to make and can be made to any size. The band of hdc rows in the middle can be used to embroider initials, family name or sayings, such as “Yours”, “Mine”, “Ours”, etc.
Thank you Carole for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge.
Follow me on to #164 and the rest of the story…
Fast & Easy Blue Dishcloth
Original Design By: Carole Sisson
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 9½” wide and 9” tall
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton: Blue – 2½ oz, 125 yd (75 g, 115 yd) (Peaches & Crème)
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
Row 1: (Right Side) With Blue, ch 31, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, [hdc in next ch] across. (29 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first tr now and throughout), turn, [tr in next hdc] across. (29 tr)
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), turn, [hdc in next tr] across. (29 hdc)
Rows 4-7: Rep Rows 2-3 twice.
Rows 8-9: Rep Row 3 twice.
Rows 10-15: Rep Rows 2-3 three times.
At the end of Row 15, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch 2, 2 hdc in last hdc worked; * working in sides of rows, evenly work 3 hdc in tr-rows and 1 hdc in hdc-rows across *; working in unworked lps of starting ch, 3 hdc in first ch, [hdc in next ch] across to last ch, 3 hdc in last ch; rep from * to *; working in Row 15, 3 hdc in first hdc, [hdc in next hdc] across; join with sl st to first hdc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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