#39 Spiral Crochet Dishcloth

On Feb 3rd 2011 I filed the paper work to get our Crochet Dishcloth Collection into the Guinness Book of World Records.  On their website I searched “crochet” and came up with the longest chain crocheted while running a marathon and the largest afghan which was over 80 feet!  I don’t think I would want to challenge that one.  Did you know that it is free to file?  I am going to see if I can get Lisa Gentry to join us in this challenge.  She is the world’s fastest crocheter.

Carol Ballard designed this dishcloth for our Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.  To see more of Carol’s designs visit: MaggiesCrochet.com or her Blog: http://www.cobblerscabin.wordpress.com/

Thank you Carol.

Follow me onto dishcloth #40 and the rest of the story

Spiral Dishcloth

FD039
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size: About 11½” across – point to point.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Banana – 2 oz, 100 yd (60 g, 92 m)
Multicolor – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m)
(I Love This Cotton – Banana #256, Tuscany #272)
Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm)
Gauge: 3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.

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
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yo, insert hook in front of work from right to left around next dc of previous row, yo, pull up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps) twice.
NOTE: Working with both colors, hold unused color to back and work stitches over it, all dc is worked in Multicolor.

Dishcloth
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Multicolor, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around; join. (18 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 4: Working over Multicolor, join Banana with sc to first sc, sc in same st, sc in next sc, with Multicolor, dc in next sc on previous rnd, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, with Multicolor, dc in next sc on previous rnd, change to Banana; rep from * around; with Banana, join. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (36 sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (42 sts)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (48 sts)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (54 sts)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (60 sts)
Rnd 11: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (66 sts)
Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 9 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (72 sts)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 10 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (78 sts)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 11 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (84 sts)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 12 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, with Banana, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, with Multicolor, FPdc in next dc, change to Banana; rep from * around; join. (90 sts) Finish off Banana and weave in ends.
Rnd 16: With Multicolor, ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 13 sc, sc in next dc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, sc in next dc) around; join. (96 sc)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, dc) in same st as joining, skip next sc, * (sc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, skip next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Anniecat

    Thank you

  2. josephine123

    I have been receiveing your new letter for a while and enjoy it very much. Thanks for the patterns.

  3. SoSaje

    I am loving this series on your blog! Thank you for the ideas & inspiration! 🙂 I haven’t made them all yet, but really enjoying reading the new patterns and seeing all the creativity.

  4. kvanatta

    This one was fun to figure out and the result is stunning. I’m not sure it would be good for a beginner but it really does look nice 🙂

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