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#316 Red Radiance Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet



SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2011

Designer Deborah Claypoole wrote: “I have been crocheting for 44 years. My Aunt Helen taught me when I was 7 years old. When I would go visit her, I was amazed with what she was doing. When she asked me if I wanted to learn, I couldn’t say YES fast enough. I’ve been enjoying crocheting ever since. I find it very relaxing. My favorite items to crochet are: dishcloths, scarves, afghans, holiday decorations and ornaments, to name a few. And what better way to enjoy your favorite hobby than to enter this contest. Thank you Maggie’s Crochet! ” Thank you Deborah for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!

Follow me on to #317 and the rest of the story…

Red Radiance Dishcloth

Original Design By: Deborah Claypoole

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size:
About 8” square.

Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Red – 2 oz, 100 yds (60 g, 92 m) Black – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 23 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream)

Crochet Hook:
Size I-9 (5.50 mm)

DISHCLOTH:

Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with Red, ch 6; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 3 dc in ring, ch 1, [4 dc in ring, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st to first dc. (16 dc and 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2:
Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp] around; join as before. (24 dc, 4 sc and 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3:
Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, sc in next sc, [dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, sc in next sc] around; join as before. (40 dc, 4 sc and 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 4:
Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 dc, sc in next sc, [dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 dc, sc in next sc] around; join as before. (56 dc, 4 sc and 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 5:
Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc, sc in next sc, [dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc, sc in next sc] around; join as before. (72 dc, 4 sc and 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 6:
Ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 9 dc, sc in next sc, [dc in next 9 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 9 dc, sc in next sc] around; join as before. (88 dc, 4 sc and 4 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.

Edging

Rnd 1:
With right side facing, join Black with sl st to any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 11 dc, sc in next sc, dc in next 11 dc, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 11 dc, sc in next sc, dc in next 11 dc] around; join with sl st to first dc. (104 dc, 4 sc and 4 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

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Comments (8)

  • Linda D 9 years ago Reply

    I would just like to say Thank you for the pattern and for all the free patterns on your site. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving and Christmas and prosperous New Year. Thanks again. Linda

  • ruth c miller 9 years ago Reply

    beautiful pattern

  • jeannie 9 years ago Reply

    this is so pretty. when i first saw it i thought of using it as a afghan square. if i do i will send you a picture!!! thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Patricia 9 years ago Reply

    Very pretty & I love the shape. Thank you for all these lovely patterns. I’d like to see potholders next year???

  • fschluter 9 years ago Reply

    really wanted to try this when i saw it this morning, but was out of red. i did it in a dark pink varigated, but still did the black edging. it looks really neat.

  • Donna Kunzmann 9 years ago Reply

    You did such a wonderful job! I know you are so happy & filled with pride with tears of joy making the website. You are a winner no matter what cause of the person you are. Also I want to say Thank you for the beautiful crochet gifts you have given Scott & I, we cherish & amazed at the wonderful gifts you create 🙂 hugs & good luck Debbie You’re always a winner with us:)

  • dorothy gibson 9 years ago Reply

    best of the best! will have to check and see if my daughter-in-law will make one like that-she is much better at crochet than i. really love the shape and design.

  • Kay 8 years ago Reply

    I like how elegant this one looks – very nice!

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