SUNDAY OCTOBER 30, 2011
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Shells Galore Dishcloth
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 10” wide and 11” long.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn; Multicolor – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) Pink – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
To Change Colors
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color, yo and pull new color through remaining lps on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Pink, ch 28, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc), [skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch] 3 times, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in last ch. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 2: With right side facing, join Multicolor with sc in first dc, [working in spaces on each side of sc, ch 1, skip next sp, dc in next sp, ch 1, dc in skipped sp, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc] across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, [5 dc in ch-1 sp between next 2 dc, ch 1] across to last sc, sc in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 4: With right side facing, join Pink with sl st to first sc, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st as joining, [ch 1, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, working over ch-sp of last row into sps on each side of sc on row before last, skip next sp, dc in next sp, ch 1, dc in skipped sp] 3 times, ch 1, skip next 2 dc on last row, sc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in last sc.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, [5 dc in ch-sp between next 2 dc, ch 1] across, ending with 3 dc in last dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 6: With right side facing, join Multicolor with sc to first dc, ch 1, [working over ch-sp of last row into sps on each side of sc on row before last, skip next sp, dc in next sp, ch 1, dc in skipped sp, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc] across.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, [5 dc in ch-sp between next 2 dc, ch 1] across to last sc, sc in last sc.
Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 4-7.
Row 12: Rep Row 4. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Multicolor with sl st in first dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, [3 dc in next sc, 3 dc in ch-sp between next 2 dc] 3 times, 3 dc in next sc, 3 dc in last dc, ch 1, *working in sides of rows, 3 dc in end of same row, [3 dc in next Multicolor section, 3 dc in next Pink section] across, ch 1 *, working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 dc in first ch, [3 dc in base of next sc, 3 dc in base of next dc-group] across, ch 1, rep from * to *; join with hdc in first dc (to position yarn for next round).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc around hdc into sp, working in sps between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in each sp around, working (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in each corner ch-sp; 3 dc in same sp as first dc-group; join with hdc to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Pink with sc around hdc into sp, 2 sc in same sp, [sc in next st] around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-sp; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next sc, ch 7, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in same sc, [skip next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in same st] around to last 2 or 3 sts, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-7. Finish off and weave in ends.
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love them all. need to do potholders next. thanks.
I like the pattern for this one but HATE the colors! I think the best part of the dishcloth is the edging around the whole body of the dishcloth! It adds a really pretty border around the edge!
I love the idea of your free patterns. I make things for gifts. I can,t figure out why your patterns a are printed sooo small, they can hardly be seen, i,m sure the other seniors have the same problem. Thank you for any help with this.
This is an easy fix. All you have to do is simply adjust the zoom of the document in adobe reader with the magnifying glass. Zoom it in until you can see it well then print it. It will print at the larger size.
I like this pattern and the color is perfect for washcloths for little girls who love pinks. Thanks for the neat patterns you provide.
@ Lori ~~ Colors can be changed to match your kitchen. If you hate to change colors, get one of those “self-striping” yarns or just a plain varigated yarn. And I agree totally ~~ the edging is an absolute must ~~ makes the item much more attractive.
@ Maggie ~~ I’m crocheting #72 Rose Swirl Crochet Dishcloth using Caron Simply Soft Eco in their Wine Country #0012 color ~~ not going to be a dishcloth, however. I’m enlarging it for a pillow to put on my bed !!! All your patterns are lovely, Maggie !!! Keep up the good work designing for us !!!
This is one fancy looking dishcloth, I agree with Linda, its just too pretty and will wind up displayed somewhere in my house. Thanks again for a great pattern.
Everyone likes different colors and it also depends what region you are from. I even noticed that in clothes people wear. — The lacy dishcloth is very nice in whatever color scheme you enjoy! If men wash dishes in your home you can put a single row sc/hdc around if that is more to his taste.
OR whatever edge you like. Double up and you have a fancy hotpad!