Tuesday – April 19, 2011
This dishcloth was designed by my daughter Allison. Allison by far, was the hardest person I ever taught to crochet! If she could not learn something in 2 minutes she wanted nothing to do with it. She would try and try and then end up throwing yarn and hook to the floor in frustration.
One day after I volunteered to teach crochet at our local library, Allison asked if she could help. I told her she was not good enough. That was all she needed for inspiration! She crocheted night and day. When the time came to teach the class I told her she was good enough and asked her if she wanted to help. She said no!
Now Allison is creating some of the cutest designs for babies. Just recently she made a Scrap Granny Jumper and a Lemon Drop Layette with a jumper for girls and overalls for boys. These designs will be posted next month at MaggiesCrochet.com.
Allison is also a freelance set designer at a photography studio and part time business owner. Through her store – NosillaV on Etsy she sells vintage clothing. Here is a link: http://www.etsy.com/people/NosillaV
Thank you Allison for helping with the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge. I love you – mom.
Follow me onto dishcloth # 110 and the rest of the story…
Vintage Check Dishcloth
Original Design By Allison Weldon
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Skill: Easy to Intermediate
Size: About 10” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m); White – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m); Red – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Robins Egg Blue, Soft Ecru, Red)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 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
Picot:Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Blue, ch 29, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (28 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next 3 sc; [change color to White, with White, dc in next 4 sc; change color to Blue, with Blue, dc in next 4 sc] 3 times. (28 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc; [change color to White, with White, dc in next 4 dc; change color to Blue, with Blue, dc in next 4 dc] 3 times. (28 dc) Change color to White.
Rows 4-5: With White, ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc; [with Blue, dc in next 4 dc; with White, dc in next 4 dc] 3 times. (28 dc)
At the end of Row 5, change color to Blue.
Rows 6-7: With Blue, ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc; [with White, dc in next 4 dc; with Blue, dc in next 4 dc] 3 times. (28 dc)
At the end of Row 7, change color to White.
Rows 8-15: Rep Rows 4-7 twice. At the end of Row 15, do NOT change color. Finish off White and weave in ends. DO NOT FINISH OFF BLUE.
Rnd 1: With right sidefacing, ch 1, * working in sides of rows, evenly work 2 sc per row *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, [sc in next ch] across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to * once, working in Row 15, 3 sc in first dc, [sc in next dc] across to last dc, 3 sc in last dc; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right sidefacing, join Red with sl st to center sc of any corner, (dc, picot, dc) in same sc, [dc in next sc] around, working (2 dc, picot, dc) in each corner center sc; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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