#72 Rose Swirl Crochet Dishcloth

Sunday March 13th
This beautiful Rose Swirl Dishcloth was designed by Kathleen Bonatti.
Kathleen wrote: “I have been crocheting for about 40 years. I must have 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.”

Kathleen – Thank you for sharing your pattern with us and joining the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge – Maggie

Follow me onto Dishcloth #73 and the rest of the story…

Rose Swirl Dishcloth  FD072

Original Design By: Kathleen Bonatti

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

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

Dishcloth:
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 6 times; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next sc, ch 3, * sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, ch 3; rep from * 3 more times, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in same st as joining, ch 3; join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Place a scrap piece of yarn before the first stitch to mark beginning of rnd; ch 3, 2 sc in first ch-3 sp, * sc in next sc, ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending with sc in same st as joining. DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
Rnd 4: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 5: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 6: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 7: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 8: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 9: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 10: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 11: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 12: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 10 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 13: * Ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 11 sc; rep from * 5 more times.
Rnd 14: Sc in next sc, * 2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 13 sc; rep from * 5 more times; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved COPYRIGHT 2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. Kvanatta

    This took me a few rounds to get right but once I DID get the hang of it, it worked up pretty quickly and is really pretty!

  2. Andiacreations

    Gorgeous, I have got to give this one a go!

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