While cleaning in the design room today, I was trying to think of something fun we could all do together on Facebook and with the entire MaggiesCrochet.com audience. I came across some dishcloth patterns that needed to be posted on BestFreeCrochet.com. This got me thinking about dishcloths and how easy they are to crochet and how good they are for learning new stitches…see next post and dishcloth #2.
Valentine Heart Crochet Dishcloth
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 9 inches across and 9” long.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Red – - 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m)
White – ⅓ oz, 16 yds (9 g, 15 m)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in last sc worked.
Row 1: Starting at bottom, with Red, ch 6, 4 dc in 5th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first tr), tr in last ch. (6 sts)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first tr, now and through-out), turn, dc in first tr, (dc in next dc) across to last tr, (dc, tr) in last tr. (8 sts)
Rows 3-6: Ch 4, turn, 2 dc in first tr, (dc in next dc) across to last tr, (2 dc, tr) in last tr. (12, 16, 20, 24 sts)
Rows 7-9: Ch 1, turn, dc in each st across. (24 dc)
Row 10: (Curves) Ch 1 turn, dc in first dc, dc dec, dc in next 6 dc, dc dec. (9 dc) Leave remaining dc unworked.
Rows 11-12: Ch 1, turn, dc dec, (dc in next dc) across to last 2 dc, dc dec. (7, 5 dc)
At the end of Row 12, sl st along sides of rows to Row 10, sl st in same dc as last dec of Row 10. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Row 10: Sl st in next 2 dc (of Row 9), ch 1, dc in same dc, dc dec, dc in next 6 dc, dc dec. (9 dc)
Row 11-12: Rep Rows 11-12 of first Curve.
At the end of Row 12, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first dc, sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in last dc, working in sides of rows, evenly work 6 sc, sc in skipped sc between curves, working in sides of rows, evenly work 6 sc, 2 sc in first dc of Row 12, sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in last dc, working in sides of rows, 2 sc in next 7 dc rows, 3 sc in next 5 rows, 3 sc in 5th ch of starting ch (lower tip), 3 sc in next 5 rows, 2 sc in next 7 dc rows; join with sl st to first sc. (88 sc) Finish off Red and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join White with sc to center sc between curves, sc in next sc, picot, (sc in next 2 sc, picot) 21 times, 2 sc in lower tip, picot, (sc in next 2 sc, picot) 21 times, sc in last sc; join with sl st to first sc. (44 picots) Finish off and weave in ends.
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