#64 Polka Dots Dishcloth

Crochet designer Kathleen Stuart has contributed 5 dishcloths to the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.

Here other designs include:
#35 Open Shell Dishcloth
#44 Popcorn Dishcloth
#46 Catherine Wheel Dishcloth
#52 Fun Flower Dishcloth

Kathleen started her “career” in crochet in 1991 after reading a request for crochet designs in a crochet magazine. Her designs have been in many crochet magazines and books over the years.

Kathleen says: “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!”

“I love playing around with stitch patterns. One day I was looking at a pattern called a Catherine’s Wheel and noticed that I could do variations on the theme. I did two variations – one that made the different colors look like rows of polka dots and the other gives the illusion of a ripple. I sold these stitch variations as different sized afghans.  The polka dot variation is in the book : 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans and Throws (Needlecraft Shop) as Happy Cartwheels. The ripple is in the book Quick Stitch Crochet (Needlecraft Shop) as Catherine Wheel Afghan. For the dishcloths, I have changed borders and/or stripe pattern.”

Thank you Kathleen for all your help and for sharing your personal story and designs in the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge -Maggie.

Follow me onto dishcloth #65 and the rest of the story…

Polka Dots Dishcloth

FD064
Original Design By: Kathleen Stuart
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 9” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:
Blue – 1½ oz, 75 yds (45 g, 68 m)
Yellow – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)
Orange – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)
Green – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 24 m)
(Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Blue #1742, Yellow #10, Hot Orange #1628, Hot Green #1712)
Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm)
Gauge: In pattern stitch, 3 clusters and 12 rows = 6 1/2”

Special Stitches
Beginning Cluster (uses first 4 sts): * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 3 times more, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Cluster (uses next 7 sts): * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 6 times more, yo and draw through all 8 loops on hook.

End Cluster (uses last 4 sts): * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 3 times more, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Reverse Single Crochet (rev sc): Working from left to right, insert hook in next st to the right, yo, draw through st, complete as for sc.

Dishcloth
Row 1: (Right Side) With Blue, ch 32; sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (31 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, (skip next 3 sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with sc in last 2 sc. (3 dc-groups) Change color to Yellow.
Row 3: With Yellow, ch 2, turn; Beginning Cluster, (ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, Cluster) across to last 4 sts, End Cluster.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 4 dc in first st, (skip next ch-sp, sc in next 3 sc, skip next ch-sp, 7 dc in Cluster) across, ending with 4 dc in last Cluster. Change color to Blue. Finish off Yellow and weave in ends.
Row 5: With Blue, ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, Cluster, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn; 4 dc in first st, (skip next sc, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next Cluster, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, skip next sc, 7 dc in next sc (middle sc of 3-sc group))across, ending with 4 dc in last sc. Change color to Orange.
Row 7: With Orange, ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, Cluster, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, (skip next 3 sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with sc in last 2 sc. (3 dc-groups) Change color to Blue. Finish off Orange and weave in ends.
Row 9: With Blue, ch 2, turn; Beginning Cluster, (ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, Cluster) across to last 4 sts, End Cluster.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in first st (End cluster), sc in next ch, (skip next 2 ch, skip next sc, 7 dc in next sc (middle sc of 3-sc group), skip next sc, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next cluster, sc in next ch) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts. Change color to Green.
Row 11: With Green, ch 2, turn; Beginning Cluster, (ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, Cluster) across to last 4 sts, End Cluster.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn; 4 dc in first st, (skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, skip next ch-3 sp, 7 dc in next cluster) across, ending with 4 dc in last cluster. Change color to Blue. Finish off Green and weave in ends.
Row 13: With Blue, ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sts, (ch 3, Cluster, ch 3, sc in next 3 sts) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Border
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, evenly sc across rows *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, (sc in next ch) across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to *; change color to Yellow, with Yellow, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around; change color to Blue, with Blue; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off Yellow and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, rev sc in each sc around; join with sl st to first rev sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. Kvanatta

    I liked the different color perspective on a pattern I’d already figured out 🙂 thank you!

  2. Barbara Colman

    This is called polka dots but it is the same picture as # 46 Catherines wheel….directions look the same also…. Barbara

  3. Barbara Colman

    sorry for the previous comment…..the colors were so alike …I didn’t read further….Oh, well that’s my error,,,,Love all of the patterns…

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