SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2011
Designer Patti Seawright wrote: “I have been crocheting since age 6 – so 32 years. The last couple of years I have been obsessed with dishcloths. I have always wanted to design so decided to take this as my first design challenge. I used to get off the bus at my neighbor’s house. All she ever did was watch baseball and crochet. Never liked to watch baseball so I learned to crochet. My first project was a 5 point granny sewn together to make a mini Christmas stocking for the tree. I then taught my mom to crochet, then my same age cousin and taught my niece when she was 4 by putting her in my lap with my arms around her.”
Thank you Patti for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
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Star Spangled Dishcloth
Original Design By: Patti Seawright
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 7” round.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Stripes – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m); Red – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 23 m)(Peaches & Crème)
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st or sp indicated.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 4 times; join with sl st to first dc. (15 dc and 5 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, [shell in next ch-2 sp] around; join as before. (30 dc and 5 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in sp between shells, shell in next shell, [3 hdc in next sp between shells, shell in next shell] around; join with sl st to first hdc. (30 dc, 12 hdc and 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in sp between shells, shell in next shell, [3 dc in next 2 sps, shell in next shell] around, ending with 3 hdc in next sp; join as before. (30 dc, 24 hdc and 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5: Do not turn. Sl st in next 3 hdc, sl st in next sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next shell, 3 hdc in next sp, ch 1, skip next sp, 3 hdc in next sp] 4 times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next shell, 3 hdc in next sp, ch 1, skip next sp; join with sl st to first hdc. (30 dc, 24 hdc, 4 ch-2 sps and 4 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Red with sc to any st, sc in each st and ch around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-1 sp; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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Makes great starfish for summer tropical theme and wonderful christmas presents in the red green white yarn. Very versitile pattern!
Thank-you so much for the pattern. I am going to make it for my friend’s Birthday tomorrow!