#67 Sunshine & Cool Breeze Crochet Dishcloth

Designer Kathleen Wrote: “I have been crocheting for about 40 years. I must’ve been about 7 or 8 years old when my grandmother first taught me how to make Granny Squares.  She could never read a pattern.  She learned how to make new things by someone showing her or by copying from the original.  I still remember the Granny Square vests she made for all her many granddaughters when I was a kid.  Two huge Granny Squares that she connected with sides and straps.  We all had afghans she made too”.

“I taught myself to read patterns and tried to teach her, but she never did get it. Over the years, I built on what she taught me, learning new stitches from patterns and books and now the internet. I crochet for gifts, donations for my children’s school fund raisers, other charities and I even try to sell a few things. I like to experiment with new stitches and ideas like adding beads to a pattern or changing it in other ways or using a stitch motif from one pattern to create something else”.

Thank you Kathleen for this beautiful addition to our Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.

Follow me onto Dishcloth #68 and the rest of the story…

Sunshine & Cool Breeze Dishcloth

FD067
Original Design By:
Kathleen Bonatti
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size: About 8½” diameter
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Yellow (A) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
Ombre (B) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m) (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – Yellow, Cool Breeze Ombre)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches
FPtr: Yo hook twice, insert hook in front of work from right to left around post of indicated stitch, yo, draw lp through, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times.

Dishcloth
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Yellow (A), ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc); join with sl st to 4th ch of beg ch-4. (12 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Ombre (B) with sl st to any dc of last rnd, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st, (2 dc in next dc) around; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join A with sl st to first dc of any 2-dc group of last rnd, ch 1, sc in same st, * sc in next dc, FPtr (see Special Stitches) in dc below current st on Rnd 1 **, sc in next dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join B with sl st to any sc following FPtr on last rnd, ch 3, dc in same sc, * dc in next sc, skip next FPtr **, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join A with sl st to first dc of any 2-dc group of last rnd, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, * FPtr around next FPtr of Rnd 3 below **, sc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first sc.Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 6: With right side facing, join B with sl st to any sc following a FPtr of last rnd, ch 3, * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, skip next FPtr **, dc in next sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first dc.Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 7: With right side facing, join A with sl st to first dc of any 2-dc group of last rnd, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, * FPtr around next FPtr of Rnd 5 below **, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in next dc; join with sl st to first sc.Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 8: With right side facing, join B with sl st to any sc following a FPtr of last rnd, ch 3, * dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, skip next FPtr **, dc in next sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first dc.Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 9: With right side facing, join A with sl st to first dc of any 2-dc group of last rnd, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, * FPtr around next FPtr of Rnd 7 below **, sc in next 5 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in next 2 dc; join with sl st to first sc. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in next FPtr **, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in next 2 sc; join with sl st to first sc.Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. SylviaCh

    Another sunny dishcloth – nice one Kathleen

  2. Kat.Mopar

    It’s beautiful, but too much of changing colors….

  3. Kvanatta

    I really enjoyed watching this one take shape….. unusual color choices but reminds me of a beautiful spring morning…. I didn’t have the same yarns…. but used a yellow variegated for the base & a clear blue for the spokes – turned out great!

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