#57 Pineapple & Leaves Crochet Dishcloth

Victoria magazine continued…

When I saw the pictures I yelled for everyone to come in my office to see them.  I was in shock.  Soon after I was contacted by a writer to get my story.  After writing up all my information and submitting it to her, she turned it into a very lovely story…

Designer of this dishcloth Sara Hawkins wrote: “My sweetest childhood memories centered around my Grandmother’s home in Windsor, NC. Grandmama spoiled me and I relished every minute of it. The house was filled with crochet from ruffled starched doilies on tables, various pieces on backs and arms of chairs, and tablecloths, to lavish popcorn bedspreads. Besides being a relaxing and creative endeavour, everything I crochet brings with it a whisper of her voice and of those golden times as a child”.

Sara – thank you for joining our Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge and submitting your Pineapple Dishcloth design. – Maggie

Follow me onto dishcloth #58 and the rest of the story…

Pineapple & Leaves Dishcloth

FD057
Original Design By: Sara Hawkins
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size: About 8½” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Ecru – 1½ oz, 75 yds (45 g, 68 m)
(Peaches & Creme – Ecru)
Crochet Hook: Size F-5 (3.75 mm)

Special Stitches
Beg Shell: Ch3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated.

Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated.

Leaf: Ch 3, yo, insert hook in first ch, yo and pull up lp, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same ch and pull up lp, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 3 times.

Popcorn (pc): 5 dc in st or sp indicated, drop lp from hook, insert hook into top of first dc and pull dropped lp through.

Dishcloth
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 5; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Beg Shell in same dc as joining, ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next dc, ch 2, * Shell in next dc, ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * twice more; join.
Rnd 3: Sl st to ch-1 sp, Beg Shell in same sp, ch 2, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, * Shell in next Shell, ch 2, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2; rep from * twice more; join.
Rnd 4: SI st to ch-1 sp, Beg Shell in same sp, ch 2, sc in first dc of 5-dc group, (ch 3, sc in next dc) 4 times, ch 2, * Shell in next Shell, ch 2, sc in first dc of 5-dc group, (ch 3, sc in next dc) 4 times, ch 2; rep from * twice more; join.
Rnd 5: SI st to ch-1 sp, Beg Shell in same sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) 3 times, ch 2, * Shell in next Shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) 3 times, ch 2; repeat from * twice more; join.
Rnd 6: SI st to ch-1 sp, (Beg Shell, ch 2, Shell) in same sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, ch 2, * (Shell, ch 2, Shell) in next Shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, ch 2; rep from * twice more; join.
Rnd 7: SI St to ch-1 sp, Beg Shell in same sp, ch 2, Shell in next ch-2 sp (between shells), ch 2, Shell in next Shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, * Shell in next Shell, ch 2, Shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell in next Shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2; rep from * twice more; join.
Rnd 8: SI st to ch-1 sp, Beg Shell in same sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp (between shells), ch 3, Shell in next Shell) twice, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, * Shell in next Shell, (ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, Shell in next Shell) twice, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * twice more; join.
Rnd 9: SI st to ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, * (Leaf, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, Leaf, sc in corner Shell, (Leaf, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, Leaf, pc in next sc (top of pineapple), Leaf, sc in next Shell; rep from * around, omitting last sc of final rep; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. brauwin

    Beautiful dishcloth. I’m going to love giving these away as part of my house warming gifts!

  2. HAPPYCAT

    This is a very beautiful design – I will be making this one today. It is too pretty for a dishcloth, however, so mine will be a doily. Most of these patterns are “too pretty” to use for dishes! LOL!
    Thanks everyone for your fun patterns and to this site for sharing them with all of us. Too much fun!

  3. vacrocheter

    This pattern is too beautiful to use on dishes, lol! I LOVE the pattern:-)

  4. mizzme

    Mega Kudos to Sara Hawkins (designer) & Maggie for this georgeous motif. I made it up sitting right in front of my computer as soon as I saw it. Believe me the picture dosn’t do it justice. It’s absolutely beautiful. I had never done the leaf stitch (last row) before & it really makes this motif POP! Thx

  5. Kvanatta

    Absolutely gorgeous! This one reminds me of a tablecloth my grandmother made – nice to have sweet memories to go with a project!

  6. Michelle Wohlgemuth

    Good Day
    I am enjoying making the dishcloths but I am having problems with the last round of this dishcloth … I wonder why what I am doing wrong that i cant make it like that so if there is a trick to this one can you let me know please I am going to do them all and make some afghans with the dishcloths.
    I am learning a lot with this challenge. Thank you for starting this.

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