Years ago I designed a beautiful afghan for The Needlework Shop using this stitch. The afghan was worked with a white background and a solid green colored yarn for the waves. Using an ombre colored yarn for this dishcloth makes the end result so much prettier. Could you imagine using all of the different ombres on the market and how gorgeous that would be? This is an intermediate skill. It’s a little tricky carrying the colors from one row to the next. It is well worth the effort.
Ocean Waves Dishcloth
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 8” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
White (MC) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
Variegated Blues (CC) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
(Sugar ‘n Cream – White, Peaches & Crème – Shaded Denim)
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.
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 CC, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, (ch 7, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch) 5 times, sc in next 2 ch; drop CC; change color to MC.
Row 2: With MC, ch 3, turn (wrong side facing), dc in next 2 sc, (pushing ch-7 lp to the back, htr in next 3 ch, dc in next sc) 5 times, dc in last 2 sc; drop MC.
Row 3: With wrong side still facing, insert hook in 3rd ch of ch-3 (beg previous Row) and draw CC through, ch 1, sc in same ch, ch 7, skip 3 sts, (sc in next st and center ch of ch-7 lp together, ch 7, skip 3 sts) 5 times, sc in last dc, picking up and changing to dropped MC. (6 ch-7 lps)
Row 4: With MC, ch 3, turn, (right side facing), (pushing ch-7 lp forward, htr in next 3 sts, dc in next sc) 6 times; drop MC (6 ch-7 lps)
Row 5: With right side still facing, insert hook in 3rd ch of ch-3 and draw CC through, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, * insert hook in center ch of ch-7 lp and through next st, draw up a lp through both and draw through 2 lps on hook to complete an sc, ch 7; rep from * 5 times more omitting last ch-7 on final rep, sc in next 2 sc, changing to MC on last sc. (5 ch-7 lps)
Row 6: With MC, ch 3, turn, (wrong side facing), dc in next 2 sc, (pushing ch-7 lp to the back, htr in next 3 skipped sts of 2 rows previous, dc in next sc of previous row) 5 times, dc in last 2 sc; drop MC.
Rows 7-22: Rep Rows 3-6 four times more.
At the end of Row 22, finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join CC with sc to first dc, 2 sc in same dc, (sc in next 3 sts, sc in center ch of ch-7 lp and next st together) 5 times, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in last dc; * working in sides of rows, evenly sc across side *; working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, 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.
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