MONDAY JUNE 27, 2011
Designer Dorothy Schmick wrote: “I have been crocheting for a long time, not sure how many years, as I have done it off and on. I have found crocheting to be very relaxing. Plus you get to make neat things for yourself and others. I like to crochet afghans, scarfs and small items. One evening I was eating watermelon and I thought, HEY!! I could make a watermelon dishcloth. I thought about seeds, but I was eating a seedless watermelon so I made it seedless. You could add seeds if you like. I made it with 4 ply acrylic yarn. Someone said it has extra scrubbing power and dries faster. You could use 4 ply cotton yarn also if you wanted. I designed this pattern myself so I hope I did it right.”
Thank you Dorothy for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge.
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Slice of Watermelon Dishcloth
Original Design By: Dorothy Schmick
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 9” round
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: Pink – 1 ½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m); White – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m); Green – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m) (Red Heart – Raspberry, Soft White, Hunters Green)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Pink, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3, 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in first dc, [2 dc in next dc] around; join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (60 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (72 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 7: With right side facing, join White with sl st to any dc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), [hdc in next hdc] around; join with sl st to first hdc. (72 hdc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 8: With right side facing, join Green with sc to any hdc, [sc in next hdc] around; join with sl st to first sc. (72 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon
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Perfect for my kitchen as I collect watermelons, wicker baskets, ect.
Love it; it is so cute!
Perfect for my kitchen also I collect dirty dishes 🙂
Can’t wait to do several of these and send them to family. We LOVE watermelon!
I really like this pattern, my choice of how to complete would be to turn after each round, I think that’s supposed to make the rounds come out “more Round” and without the “Bumps”when you increase. Just a thought. I will be trying out the pattern with turns later today.