#86 Phat Cat Crochet Dishcloth

Sunday March 27
This week we have had two crocheters send in pictures of designs they have created using the stitch patterns in the dishcloths as the inspiration for their designs.  One woman created a beautiful baby afghan using Dishcloth # 4 Pebbly Pink & White Strip Dishcloth.  the pebble stitche is now her favorite.

Thank you once again to Carol Ballard who designed this delightful Cat Dishcloth.

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 #87 and the rest of the story…

Phat Cat Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size:
About 9½” at widest points.
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Yellow- 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m) Twists – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Country Yellow, Barnboard Twists)
Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 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.

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.

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) With Yellow, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (25 sc)
Row 2:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 11 sc, change color to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 13 sc. (26 sc)
Row 3:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 14 sc, change color to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (27 sc)
Row 4:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 12 sc, change color to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 15 sc. (27 sc) Change color to Yellow.
Row 5:
With Yellow, ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sc, change color to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change color to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (28 sc)
Row 6:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 14 sc. (28 sc)
Row 7:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 14 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 11 sc. (28 sc)
Rows 8-11:
Rep Rows 6-7 twice.
Row 12:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 7 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 2 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 5 sc. (28 sc)
Row 13:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 7 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 11 sc. (28 sc)
Row 14:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 7 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 4 sc. (28 sc)
Row 15:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 7 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 3 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 11 sc. (28 sc)
Row 16:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 12 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 11 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 5 sc. (28 sc)
Row 17:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 11 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 12 sc. (28 sc)
Row 18:
Ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sc, change to Twists, with Twists, sc in next 9 sc, change to Yellow, with Yellow, sc in next 6 sc. (28 sc) Finish off Twists and weave in ends.
Row 19:
With Yellow, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (28 sc)
Rows 20-25:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16 sc)
Row 26:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (16 sc)
Rows 27-28:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (18, 20 sc)
Rows 29-33:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (20 sc)
Rows 34-36:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (18, 16, 14 sc)
Row 37:
(First Ear) Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, sc dec. (5 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 38-40:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, (sc in next sc) across. (4, 3, 2 sc)
Row 41:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec. (1 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.

Second Ear
Row 37:
With right side facing, skip next 2 sc on Row 36, join with sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc dec, sc in last 4 sc. (5 sc)
Rows 38-40:
Rep Rows 38-40 of First Ear.
Row 41:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec. (1 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging
Rnd 1:
With right side facing, evenly sc around Cat, working 3 sc in tips of each Ear; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Kvanatta

    oh my goodness! I LOVE this pattern 🙂 It works up quickly and is adorable! I have visions of working up holiday kitties for my grandkids. (not this year since I am trying to see the challenge through – but maybe 2012!)

  2. AJ Vander Ende

    This is the cutest dish cloth pattern! I will give it a try tomorrow. =^..^=

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