SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2011
Designer Yvonne Mickelson wrote: “I have been crocheting for over 50 years. I have been following the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge since it started. I have been planning to make them all! I really liked #44 Popcorn Dishcloth by Kathleen Stuart. Not long ago I was making Popcorn for my granddaughter. She said the best thing to go with popcorn is root beer. I heard bells and whistles and light bulbs went off in my mind and thus was born the Root Beer Dishcloth.”
Thank you Yvonne for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
Follow me on to #325 & the rest of the story…
Root Beer Dishcloth
Original Design By: Yvonne Mickelson
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 4” wide and 10″ long.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Brown – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m)(I made 4 dishcloths from one ball of Brown.);White – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m)(Sugar ‘n Cream)
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com
Row 1: (Right Side) With Brown, ch 16, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch count as first hdc), [hdc in next ch] across. (15 hdc)
Rows 2-7: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), turn, [hdc in next hdc] across. (15 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first hdc, sc in next hdc, change color to White, with White, sc in next 11 hdc, change color to Brown (I don’t like carrying yarn so I use a second ball – 3 yds is more than enough), with Brown, sc in last 2 hdc.
Rows 9-23: Ch 1, turn, with Brown, sc in first 2 sc, pick up White, sc in next 11 sc, pick up Brown, sc in last 2 sc.
At the end of Row 23, finish off 2nd ball Brown and White. Continue with first ball Brown.
Rows 24-26: Ch 2, turn, [hdc in next sc] across. (15 hdc)
Row 27: Turn, sl st in first hdc, sc in next 2 hdc, hdc in next 9 hdc, sc in next 2 hdc, sl st in last hdc. (13 sts)
Row 28: Turn, sl st in next 2 sc, sl st in next 3 hdc, ch 2, hdc in next 4 hdc (5 hdc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 29-33: Ch 2, turn, [hdc in next hdc] across. (5 hdc)
At the end of Row 33, Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: With wrong side facing, join White with sl st to side of Row 33, ch 1, sc in side of Row 33, sc in next 5 hdc, (sc, sl st) in side of Row 33. (7 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in sl st, sc in next 7 sc, (sc, sl st) in side of Row 1. Finish off and weave in ends.
Finishing – use photo as guide
– Using Brown and Needle, embroider “ROOT BEER” in White area. (You can use embroidery floss. I separated a length of cotton into two strands and used that to embroider the words.)
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Maggie & Yvonne ~~ LOVE this pattern !!! When I crochet it for my friend, do you mind if I leave the “root” off it?!?!? He drinks Bud Light ~~ I thought I could embroidery “Bud Light” on it instead of “root”! If you don’t mind. :o)
LOL!!! Linda, as far as I am concerned, you can leave off the “Root”. This makes me think, if you made it with green it could be a 7-up bottle. Possibilites are endless. I am glad you like it. Thanks.
This one is sooo cute… I have to do it and my husband has already claimed it for his personal dishcloth 😀