Tuesday March 22, 2011 – I don’t know if any of you know this about me but I used to be in nursing school. After my junior year I decided that nursing was not for me. I have a lot of admiration for nurses and all the hard work that they do. This dishcloth reminds me of the EKG strips we used to mount in the doctor’s office I used to work in.
This dishcloth was designed and submitted by Carol Ballard. To see more of Carol’s designs visit MaggiesCrochet.com or Carol’s Blog: http://www.cobblerscabin.wordpress.com/
Thank you Carol for all your wonderful designs. Follow me onto Dishcloth #82 and the rest of the story…
The Blues Dishcloth
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 10½” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) Light Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Blue, Robin Egg Blue)
Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm)
Gauge: 3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.
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.
Long Single Crochet (long-sc): Skip previous row, insert hook in sc in next row, pull up long lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Blue, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (25 sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (25 sc)
Row 4: With Light Blue, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, long-sc in next sc, * sc in next 2 sc, long-sc in next sc *; rep from * to * 5 times, sc in last 3 sc. (25 sc)
Rows 5-7: With Blue, ch 1, sc in each sc across. (25 sc)
Rows 8-27: Rep Rows 4-7 five times.
At the end of Row 27, finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Light Blue with sc to first sc, 2 sc in same sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; * working in sides of rows, evenly sc across *; 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 *; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc, ch 2, dc in same st as joining, skip next sc, * (sc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, skip next sc *; rep from * to * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
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