#104 This Little Piggy Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

Thursday – April 14th, 2011
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This Little Piggy Dishcloth

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy to Intermediate
Size:
About 11” wide, 8½” tall
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Pink – 2 oz, 100 yd (60 g, 92 yd); Small amount White. (Sugar ‘n Cream – Rose Pink); Small amounts Black and White size 10 Thread and Steel No. 3 (2.10 mm) hook. (Optional – for eyes.)
Crochet Hook:
Size I-9 (5.50 mm) and F-5 (3.75 mm)
Gauge:
With I-hook – 3 sc = 1″, 3 sc rows = 1″.

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
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, ch 2, 8 sc in 2ndch from hook. (8 sc) DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
Rnd 2:
2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 3:
[Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4:
Sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5:
[Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (32 sc)
Rnd 6:
[Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (40 sc)
Rnd 7:
[Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (48 sc)
Rnd 8:
Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 9:
[Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (56 sc)
Rnd 10:
[Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (64 sc)
Rnd 11:
[Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around; join with sl st to first sc. (72 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

First Leg
Row 1:
With right sidefacing, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc. (4 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 2-4:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (4 sc)
At end of Row 4, finish off and weave in ends.

Second Leg
Row 1:
With right sidefacing, skip next 8 sc, join with sc to next sc, sc in next 3 sc. (4 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 2-4:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (4 sc)
At end of Row 4, finish off and weave in ends.

Head
Row 1:
With right sidefacing, skip next 7 sc, join with sc to next sc, sc in next 7 sc. (8 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 2-3:
Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, [sc in next sc] across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (10, 12 sc)
Row 4:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (12 sc)
Rows 5-8:
Ch 1, turn, sc dec, [sc in next sc] across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (10, 8, 6, 4 sc)
Row 9:
Ch 1, turn, [sc dec] twice. (2 sc)
Row 10:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (2 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging and Tail
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, turn (right side facing), sc in next 2 sc, working in sides of rows, sc in each row, working across back, sc in next 28 sc; with F-hook, ch 8, 3 sl st in 2ndch from hook, 3 sl st in next 6 ch (Tail made);with I-hook, sc in each remaining sc and rows around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Ear
With right sidefacing, skip next 8 sc, join yarn with sl st to next sc, ch 2, keeping last lp of each dc on hook, work 2 dc in same sc, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook. Finish off and weave in ends.

Eyes
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with White Thread and hook, ch 2, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in 2ndch from hook. Finish off leaving long end.
– Using long end, sew Eye to Head.
– With Black thread, embroider pupil in Eye.

Bow
With White, ch 50, Finish off and weave in ends.
– Thread Bow around 2 sts in last round and tie in bow.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. marceme

    thanks so much for this pattern would love to make it im loving these patterns one of many that cant afford to buy them ME

  2. Kvanatta

    Cute little piggy – and easy to work up! Another cutie for the grandkids 🙂

  3. Mommalarue

    I loved this cute design. It made up quickly and easily. The tail is what makes it!

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