Friday – April 22, 2011
Designer Peggy Mowry wrote:
I’m Peggy Mowry, “Peggity” on Ravelry.com. My dishcloth was inspired by a woven placemat pattern in “Crochet Patterns by Herschner’s” May/June 1988, Vol. 2 No. 3. I wanted to incorporate a contrasting color chain into my dishcloth and this pattern was the perfect foil. I have been a crocheter since age 8 or 9. I taught myself, and as a left-hander, did a terrible job of it because I’ve always crocheted upside down and backwards! This didn’t stop me from crocheting my twin sister’s wedding gown, however. J You can check it out on Ravelry.
Thank you Peggy for your cheery dishcloth design for the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge and for sharing your story. I love the name!
Follow me onto Dishcloth #113 and the rest of the story…
Buttered Waffles Dishcloth
Original Design: By Helen “Peggy” Mowry
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Skill: Easy to Intermediate
Size: About 10” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: White – 2½ oz, 120 yd (71 g, 109 m); Yellow – 2½ oz, 120 yd (71 g, 109 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – White, Yellow); Large Tapestry Needle.
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 4 pattern stitch sts = 1”; 4 rows = 1”
Row 1: (Right Side) With White, ch 34, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (33 sc)
Row 2: (Wrong Side) Sc in first sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across. (17 sc, 16 ch-1 sps)
Row 3: Sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across. (33 sc)
Rows 4-29: Rep Pattern Rows 2-3 thirteen times.
At the end of Row 29, finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, with Yellow, join with sc to any sc, evenly sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc corner group; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Using double strand Yellow, leave a 6-8” tail, work 350-400 ch sts. Finish off leaving 6-8” long end.
- Leaving both ends of chain loose for any adjustments needed later, thread one of the tail ends onto tapestry needle. Weave chain under and over ch-1 sps along each Patt Row 2, alternating spaces every other row. Leave a loop of chain at the end of each row that reaches to the border, so that the loop may be whip-stitched down when finishing. After weaving is complete, adjust loops and weaving to get rid of any pulling or extra chain within the weaving.
- Using Yellow, whip-stitch along border, catching the loops with at least 2-3 whip-stitches, and filling in with a couple of whip-stitches in between the loops as you whip stitch along the entire side.
- Repeat on the other side, finally bringing the left-over chain straight out to the border and whip-stitching firmly to border before cutting off leftover chain.
- Finish off and weave in ends. Block dishcloth to 10” by 10” square.
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