#50 Southwestern Flair Crochet Dishcloth

This beautiful dishcloth was designed by Pauline Cuevas, who wrote:

I have been crocheting for over 36 years. My mother taught me to crochet the granny square with I was 9 years old. Dishcloths are a great gift any day of the year. I love surprising my sister with crocheted gifts. She lives in Arizona, so recently, I sent a dishcloth designed with a southwestern look in mind. For the sake of this challenge, I’m calling this cloth “Southwestern Flair”.  Thank you!

Thank you Pauline for joining the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.  Your dishcloth is gorgeous! – Maggie

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Southwestern Flair Crochet Dishcloth

FD050
Original Design By: Pauline Cuevas
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 8” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Orange – 2 oz, 95 yds (57 g, 86 m)
Blue – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m)
(Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Orange, Hot Blue)
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
“Flair” Stitch (Flair): Yo hook 3 times, insert hook from right to left around front post of sc three sts back and two rows below, pull up a loop (5 lps on hook), * yo, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * until 2 lps remain on hook, yo hook 3 times, skip next 4 sc two rows below, insert hook from right to left around front post of sc three sts back and two rows below, pull up a lp (6 lps on hook), * yo, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * 3 times, yo and draw through last 3 lps on hook.

Dishcloth
Row 1: (Right Side) With Orange, ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (29 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc, (Flair, skip sc behind Flair st, sc in next 8 sc) twice, Flair, skip sc behind Flair, sc in last 5 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (29 sc)
Rows 5-30: Rep Rows 3-4 thirteen times.
At the end of Row 30, finish off and weave in ends.

Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Blue with sc to any sc, sc in each sc and row around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. SylviaCh

    This is one of my favourites so far. Good one Pauline.

  2. roseofsharon930

    I need a little more help with the Flair stitch. Is there someplace that I can view this stitch being done,like on youtube or something?

    Thanks

  3. dkern@mackenizechem.com

    I don’t follow the flair stitch….

  4. Kvanatta

    This one turned out SO pretty! I love it!

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