Thursday, March 24, 2011
This very unique design was created by Carol Ballard. Carol wrote: “Some of the best talking time I had with my girls was when we were doing dinner dishes. I wished I had thought of whimsical dishcloths back then! They would have loved ‘em!”
Thank you Carol for all your wonderful designs. Follow me onto Dishcloth #84 and the rest of the story…
Square Spiral Dishcloth
Original Design By Carol Ballard
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Skill: Easy – Intermediate
Size: About 10” 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 H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Blue, ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across, change color to Light Blue. (26 sc)
Rows 2-26: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, following chart for color changes.
At the end of Row 26, DO NOT FINISH OFF EITHER COLOR.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, alternating colors with each sc, evenly sc around cloth; join with sl st to first sc. DO NOT FINISH OFF UNUSED COLOR.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next sc, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With remaining color, sl st to first skipped sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 3, * alternating working in front and behind ch-3 lps, sc in next skipped sc, ch 3; rep from * around; join.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Notes For Color Chart:
- Each block represents one single crochet in one row.
- Solid Blocks = Blue; White Blocks = Light Blue.
- Odd numbered rows are worked from right to left.
- Even numbered rows are worked from left to right.
- Odd numbered rows are worked from left to right.
- Even numbered rows are worked from right to left.
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon