#82 Little Quacker Crochet Dishcloth


This is such an adorable dishcloth designed by Carol Ballard.  Carol wrote: “I really never thought about dishcloths as a fun project.  Wow!  Was I ever wrong.  The possibilities are endless.  Besides, who said dishcloths had to be square?  Some of the best ones are not only utilitarian and practical, but quick, easy and fun to do!”

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 #83 and the rest of the story…

Little Quacker Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 9” wide and 12” long.
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Yellow- 2 oz, 100 yd (60 g, 92 m) Small amount Multicolor (for Beak) (I Love This Cotton – Buttercup # 12, Tuscany # 272) Small amount Blue Embroidery Floss (for Eye) Embroidery Needle
Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge:
3 sc = 1″, 4 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.

Special Stitches
Single Crochet Decrease: (sc dec):
Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.

DISHCLOTH
Row 1:
(Right Side) Starting at base, with Yellow, ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (14 sc)
Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Row 3:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (16 sc)
Row 4:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (16 sc)
Row 5:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (18 sc)
Rows 6-11:
Rep Rows 4-5 three times. (20, 22, 24 sc)
Rows 12-16:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (24 sc)
Row 17:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (26 sc)
Row 18:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (26 sc)
Row 19:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (28 sc)
Rows 20-24:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (28 sc)
Row 25:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across. (27 sc)
Row 26:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (27 sc)
Row 27:
(Head) Ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 11 sc. (12 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 28:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (12 sc)
Row 29:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (10 sc)
Row 30:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (10 sc)
Row 31:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (12 sc)
Rows 32-33:
Rep Rows 30-31. (14 sc)
Rows 34-38:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (14 sc)
Rows 39-43:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (12, 10, 8, 6, 4 sc)
At the end of Row 43, finish off and weave in ends.

Tail
Row 1:
With right side facing, working in Row 26, skip next 5 sc, join with sc to next sc, (sc in next sc) across. (9 sc)
Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 3:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across. (8 sc)
Row 4:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (8 sc)
Rows 5-6:
Rep Rows 3-4. (7 sc)
Rows 7-11:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across. (6, 5, 4, 3, 2 sc)
Row 12:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec. (1 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Cloth Edging
Rnd 1:
With right side facing, working in unused lps of starting ch, join Yellow with sc to first ch, evenly sc around whole Cloth; join with sl st to first sc.

Wing
Row 1:
(Right Side) With Yellow, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (8 sc)
Rows 2-3:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 4:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across. (7 sc)
Row 5:
Ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next sc) across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (7 sc)
Row 6:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (7 sc)
Row 7:
Ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next sc) across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (7 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Wing Edging
Row 1:
With right side facing, working in sides of rows, join Yellow with sc to first row, evenly sc around Wing to end of Row 1 (not working across starting ch). Finish off and weave in ends.

Beak
Row 1:
With right side facing, join Mulicolor with sc to sc (at end of Row 33), sc in next 2 sc (at ends of Rows 34 & 35). (3 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next sc. (2 sc)
Row 3:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec. (1 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing – use photo as guide
– With right sides facing, sew Wing to Cloth at Row 17.
– Using Embroidery Floss and Needle, embroider Eye to front of Dishcloth.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. kvanatta

    Now I will be all caught up on comments 🙂 How cute for bathtime fun! Nice and simple instructions too!

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