#103 Peach Pinwheel Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

Wednesday – April 13, 2011
This is a gorgeous dishcloth designed by Carol Ballard.  Carol used cotton thread for her pinwheel design.
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 #104 and the rest of the story…

Peach Pinwheel Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size:
About 11” diameter.
Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread: Peach – 250 yds;  White – 100 yds (Aunt Lydia’s)
Crochet Hook:
Size D-3 (3.25 mm)

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.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

Special Stitches
Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec):
Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.
Picot:
Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

DISHCLOTH
Notes:

1. Carry unused color to back of work and work stitches over.
2. Use double strand of thread throughout.

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with double strand White, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), [dc in ring, ch 2] 5 times; join with sl st to first dc. (6 dc, 6 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2:
Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, [4 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] 5 times; join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3:
Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2] 5 times; join. (36 dc)
Rnd 4:
Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2] 5 times; join. (48 dc)
Rnd 5:
Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, change color to Peach, with Peach, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [with White, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, with Peach, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, with White, join. (72 dc)
Rnd 6:
With White, ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, [with White, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc] 5 times; with White, join. (96 dc)
Rnd 7:
With White, ch 3, dc dec, dc in next 7 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 4 dc, [with White, dc dec, dc in next 8 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 4 dc] 5 times; with White, join. (108 dc)
Rnd 8:
With White, ch 3, dc dec, dc in next 5 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, [with White, dc dec, dc in next 6 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc] 5 times; with White, join. (120 dc)
Rnd 9:
With White, ch 3, dc dec, dc in next 3 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, [with White, dc dec, dc in next 4 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc] 5 times; with White, join. (132 dc)
Rnd 10:
With White, ch 3, dc dec, dc in next dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, [with White, dc dec, dc in next 2 dc, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc] 5 times; with White, join. (144 dc)
Rnd 11:
With White, ch 3, dc dec, dc in next dc, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, [with White, [dc dec] twice, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc] 5 times; with White, join. (156 dc)
Rnd 12:
With White, ch 3, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 20 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, [with White, dc dec, with Peach, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 20 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc] 5 times; skip first dc, join with sl st to 2nd dc. (174 dc)
Rnd 13:
With Peach, [dc in next dc] around, increasing evenly by 24 dc; join. (198 dc)
Rnd 14:
Ch 1, sc in first dc, picot, sc in next 3 dc, [sc in next dc, picot, sc in next 3 dc] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. didough

    I’m confused!

    The Notes say, “Carry unused color to back of work and work stitches over.”

    But under ‘To Change Color’, it says “Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.”

    So should I work over the carried color – or not?

  2. dreanicole

    is there a bigger version of this? i want to make a similar design for a purse.

  3. Marlys

    This pattern doesn’t seem to be written correctly. When I follow it I’m ending up with a flower instead of a pinwheel.

  4. Kvanatta

    Oh my poor eyes! I ended up carrying the colors…. and missed something somewhere because mine curls around the edges. The pinwheel turned out right but I can’t get it flat. I like the idea – but thread is not my favorite.. so it was not (to me!) worth working over until I got it right. Sorry…

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