#24 Sweetheart Crochet Dishcloth

Two things inspired me for this dishcloth – one the new Cotton Tots yarn color Country Red and two – an afghan design.  I used the first three rounds from a heart afghan and then I added 4 additional rounds to make it an original design.  There are many afghan designs that can be used as inspiration for dishcloth designs.  Stitch books are also a great help in designing dishcloths and adding to your crochet skills.

Follow me onto dishcloth #25 and the rest of the story…

Sweetheart Dishcloth

FD24
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 10” across at widest point, 10” long.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Deep Pink – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
White – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
(Bernat Cottontots – White, Country Red)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches
Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st or sp indicated.
Shell#2: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st or sp indicated.

HEART
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with White, ch 6; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 14 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc. (14 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 7 (counts as first tr and ch 3), tr in same sc as joining; ch 2, (dc in next sc, ch 2) twice; (tr in next sc, ch 2) 3 times; skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc, (tr in next sc, ch 2) 3 times; (dc in next sc, ch 2) twice; join with sl st to first tr.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), working in back loops only, 2 dc in next ch; 3 tr in next ch (bottom point of heart), 2 dc in next ch; (dc in next st, dc in next 2 ch) 3 times, tr in next tr, tr in next 2 ch, 2 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next 2 ch; 2 tr in next tr; (dc, hdc) in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in next hdc, sc in next ch; (hdc, dc) in next ch; 2 tr in next tr; 2 tr in next 2 ch; 2 tr in next tr; tr in next 2 ch, tr in next tr, (dc in next 2 ch, dc in next st) twice; dc in next 2 ch; join with sl st to first dc. (54 sts) Finish off White and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Pink with sl st in 2nd tr at point of heart; ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same tr as joining, * skip next 2 sts, Shell in next st, skip next 3 sts, Shell in next st; rep from * once more; (skip next 2 sts, Shell in next st) 3 times, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc, (skip next 2 sts, Shell in next st) 4 times, skip next 3 sts, Shell in next st, skip next 2 sts, Shell in next st, skip next 3 sts, Shell in next st; join with sl st to first dc. (15 Shells)
Rnd 5: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, Shell#2 in next 7 Shells, skip next sc, sc in next (center) sc, Shell#2 in next 7 Shells; join. (15 Shells) Finish off Pink and weave in ends.
Rnd 6: With right side facing, join White with sl st to ch-2 sp at point of Heart, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 1) 5 times in same sp, * sc in sp between Shells, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next Shell; rep from * 6 times more, sc in next sc, ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next Shell, sc in sp between Shells, ch 1; rep from ** 6 times more, join with sl st to first dc. Finish off White and weave in ends.
Rnd 7: With right side facing, join Pink with sc to ch-sp after last sc made (end Rnd 6), ch 3, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) twice, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp (point), (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, * sc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, rep from * 13 times; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. mazie12

    absolutely beautiful dishcloth. This one I will make.
    Thanks for the directions. I love hearts.

  2. maxtatum

    Too cute to use as a dishcloth. Now I know what to do with my leftover red/white cotton yarn.

  3. HAPPYCAT

    Wow! This is a really pretty design – thanks for sharing. I made this out of yarn and will use it as a table decoration or doily around Valentines theme. It turned out really nice – fun to make.

  4. kvanatta

    Absolutely my favorite so far! Worked up quickly and easily and I will LOVE having something so pretty to use while I am working in the kitchen!

  5. Linda Ruedinger

    Sweetheart? (Not Sweatheart)
    Beautiful Dishcloth!

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