#52 Fun Flower Crochet Dishcloth

Kathleen Stuart wrote:  I started my “career” in crochet in 1991 after reading about crochet designs wanted for a crochet magazine. I was amazed that my first design was accepted! I design as a hobby. My four children are my inspiration for many designs. I love to crochet stuffed animals and toys, along with afghans and other items. I enjoy using whimsy in many of my designs. My designs have been in many crochet magazines and books over the years.

I live in San Jose, California with my husband, Harold. I am a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and enjoy attending my local chapter, South Bay Crochet. I love the opportunity that I have had to meet many of the crochet “greats” with this group. I joined the dishcloth challenge for several reasons. The first reason is that I love to make things for charity. The second reason is that I love a challenge!

The fun flower dishcloth started as a motif I found in a harmony guide. I was looking for a way to use up ends of balls of yarn. I added additional rows to make the dishcloth a useable size.

Thank you Kathleen for entering the challenge and creating this lovely dishcloth to share. – Maggie

Follow me onto dishcloth #53 and the rest of the story….

Fun Flower Dishcloth

FD052
Original Design By: Kathleen Stuart
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 7” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Multicolor – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)
Blue – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
(Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – Mod Ombre #2223, Hot Blue #1742)
Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm)

Special Stitches
Bobble: (Yo, insert hook, draw up a loop, yo , draw through 2 loops) 4 times; yo, draw through 5 loops on hook.

Dishcloth
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Multicolor, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), (dc in ring, ch 2) 7 times; join with sl st to first dc. (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (Bobble in next ch-2 sp, ch 5) 8 times; join with sl st to top of first Bobble.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same Bobble, * ch 2, working over the ch-5 lp so as to enclose it, dc in next dc of Rnd 1, ch 2, sc into top of next Bobble; rep from * around omitting last sc of final repeat; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st to next ch-sp, ch 1, sc into same sp, ch 3, (sc into next ch-sp, ch 3) around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Blue with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, ch 2, ** (2 dc ,ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, ch 2; repeat from ** around; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 6: Sl st to corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1) 4 times, ** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1) 4 times; repeat from ** around; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, working 3 hdc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next hdc, (sc in next hdc, ch 3, skip next hdc) around; join with sl st to first sc.Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. marceme

    thanks for doing them multiple it is easier for me to save them all in one im working on one now hugs me

  2. Krafty2

    To sterilize my dishcloths, I just put them in the microwave and zap them for one minute, that kills all the germs. I’ll be making this pattern this afternoon for my daughter who’ll I be seeing tomorrow. Such fun. Thank you for this pattern.

  3. Lovely Linda

    Even though I have been crocheting 40+ years and have checked the internet for stitches, I do not know nor can I locate the meaning of “so” in Row 3.

    It says: “* ch 2, working over the ch-5 lp so as to enclose it,”

    Is this a new abreviation or what? Please help. I can’t finish the dish cloth until I find out what
    “so” stands for.

    Thanks.

  4. Kvanatta

    Linda – I am thinking that should read SC instead of SO. My old eyes saw SC and that is what I did for mine and it turned out just fine…. hope this helps!

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