#54 Cherry Crochet Dishcloth

Back to the care of dishcloths – Dodi wrote: “Be sure to rinse the washcloth thoroughly before letting it dry. The smell comes from debris still in the threads.”

Jackie K wrote: “I like to use baking soda for that sour smell in dishrags or towels… just pour some in the washer or soak in the sink for a few minutes… takes the odor right out… always squeeze as much water out as you can and hang them up to dry.. I like to put mine on the oven door when I am cooking it dries them quickly…

Thank you for all of these great ideas for the care of dishcloths.

Follow me onto dishcloth #55 and the rest of the story…

Cherry Dishcloth

FD054
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size: About 10” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
White – 2 oz, 95 yds (57 g, 86 m)
Red – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m)
Small amounts of Green and Brown.
(Sugar ‘n Cream – White, Country Red, Hot Green, Warm Brown)
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.

Dishcloth
Rnd 1: (Right Side) With White, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2 now and throughout), (2 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (8 dc)
Rnds 2-5: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in same sp, * (dc in next dc) across to corner; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, rep from * around omitting last corner of final repeat; dc in first corner sp; join with sl st to first dc. (24, 40, 56, 72 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 6: With right side facing, join Red with sc in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, (sc in next sc) around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st to first sc. (84 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 7: With right side facing, join White with sl st to center sc of any 3-sc corner, ch 5, 2 dc in same sp, * (dc in next sc) across to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around omitting last corner of final repeat; dc in first corner sp; join with sl st to first dc. (96 dc)
Rnd 8: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in same sp, * (dc in next dc) across to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around omitting last corner of final repeat; join. (112 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Red with sc in any corner ch-2 sp, (5 dc, sc) in same sp, ** skip next dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 dc, * sl st in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc; rep from * across to corner, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from ** around omitting last corner of final repeat; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (24 shells)

Cherry (Make 2)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) With Red, ch 1 (center ch), ch 2, (9 hdc, 3 sc) in center ch; join with sl st to first hdc. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first hdc, 2 hdc in next 8 hdc, sl st in next 3 sc; join with sl st to first hdc. Finish off leaving long ends.

Leaves
With Green ch 22, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, * sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch *, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in last ch ; working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, sl st in next ch, rep from * to * across, sl st in last 2 ch. Finish off leaving long end.

Stems
With right side of one Cherry facing, join Brown with sl st to center sl st at top of Cherry, ch 7, with right side of Leaves facing, sl st in st between leaves, ch 10, with right side of other Cherry facing, sl st in center top st of Cherry. Finish off and weave in ends.
– Using long ends, position and sew Cherries and Leaves to front of dishcloth.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. Chantal

    OMG, so cute! Going to the store and picking up some yarn this weekend..Thanks, I just love all the different patterns.

  2. hordosv

    This is lovely. This was my sign in the kindergarden.

  3. Catherine

    SIMPLY BEAUTIFULL!!!

  4. Kvanatta

    This one turns out really pretty! Of course, it sat in my sewing basket for a bit….but it was easy to follow and worked up well. I did the stems a little bit differently… crocheting them right onto the square… but am tickled with the end result!

  5. JLO

    I could not get the row counts correct on this. It goes from 84 in row 6 to 104 in row 7…but you are only adding 4 to each side…so that’s 16 + 84 = 100. Then round 8 jumps to 120… I made it and put in some extra DC to make it correct, am I wrong on this? Very cute by the way!

  6. Mommalarue

    I loved this pattern. I have made it twice. Now, I am looking for a way to make a variety of fruits, not just cherries, for a set!

  7. Melanie

    I am looking for the pattern for the dishcloth that hangs beside this one in the menu bar at the top of the page ….. can anyone help me …. the blue cloth

  8. scangel

    thank you so much.

  9. scangel

    thank you so much.

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