Wendi our pattern editor, was born and raised in South Africa. As a young, preschool child, she spent a lot of time with her great-aunt Joyce, who taught her many handcrafts – crochet was one amongst tatting, knitting, tapestry, needle-point, rug-pulling and macramé. Over the years she’s dabbled in other crafts like pottery, wood-carving and teddy-bear making. She hopes to learn new crafts, like stained glass or beading.
Follow me to dishcloth #16 and the rest of the story…
#15 Simple Shell Dishcloth
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 8 inches square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Pink – 1½ oz, 72 yds (42 g, 65 m)
White – 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Shell: 5 dc in specified st or sp.
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with Pink, ch 28, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc), skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, * Shell in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch. (3 Shells, 2 half-Shells) Change color to White. Drop Pink to back of work.
Row 2: With White, ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, Shell in next sc, * sc in center dc of next Shell, Shell in next sc; rep from * across, ending with sc in last dc. Change color to Pink. Drop White.
Row 3: With Pink, ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sc, sc in center dc of next Shell, * Shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next Shell; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in of last sc. Change color to White. Drop Pink.
Rows 4-15: Rep Rows 2-3 six times.
At the end of Row 15, DO NOT CHANGE COLOR.
Row 16: With Pink, ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 dc, dc in next sc, * sc in next 5 dc, dc in next sc; rep from * twice more, sc in next 3 dc. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first sc, (sc in next st) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, skip first sc row, 2 sc in dc row, (sc in sc row, 2 sc in dc row) across to corner *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, (sc in next ch) across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to *; join with sl st to first sc.
Finish off and weave in ends.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon