Wednesday – April 27, 2011
Designer Sara Hawkins wrote: “Blue Hydrangeas are one of my many favorite flowers so I decided to honor them by designing this dishcloth. Being a flower of so many flowers and big green leaves, this tribute came out very lovely (even if I do say so myself). Although I have only previously designed my own scarfs, hats, and afghans for myself and gifts, I am really enjoying this dishcloth challenge – thanks to you, Maggie.”
Thank you Sara for your lovely Hydrangea design – Maggie.
Follow me onto dishcloth #118…
Ode to a Hydrangea Dishcloth
Original Design By: Sara Hawkins
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 10” diameter (at widest point)
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Shaded Tones – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m) ; Green – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m) (Peaches & Crème / Sugar ‘n Cream)
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
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.
Beginning Cluster (beg-cl): Ch 3, keeping last lp of each dc on hook, 2 dc in same st or sp indicated, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
Double Crochet Cluster (dc-cl): Keeping last lp of each dc on hook, 3 dc in st or sp indicated, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.
Split Cluster (split-cl): [Ch 3, yo, insert hook in first ch, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, pull through rem 3 lps on hook.
Petal: (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in st or sp indicated.
Picot: (sc, ch 3, sc) in st or sp indicated.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Shaded Tones, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; beg-cl in ring, ch 3, [dc-cl in ring, ch 3] 5 times; join with sl st to first cl. (6 clusters)
Rnd 2: [Petal in ch-3 sp, sl st in top of next cl] around.
Rnd 3: Beg-cl in sl st, split-cl, [sc in center dc of petal, split-cl, dc-cl in sl st between petals, split-cl] around, joining last split-cl to space between first 2 clusters.
Rnd 4: [(Beg-cl, ch 3, dc-cl) in sp between clusters, ch 3, (dc-cl, ch 3, dc-cl) in center dc of petal, ch 3] around, join with sl st to top of first cluster.
Rnd 5: [Petal in ch-3 sp, ch 2, picot in center ch of next ch-3 sp, ch 2] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any picot-sp, ch 3, 9 dc in same sp, * turn, skip first dc, sc in next 8 dc, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st down edge to top of dc, ch 1, dc-cl in center dc of petal, ch 1, (dc-cl, ch 3, dc-cl) in next picot, ch 1, dc-cl in center dc of next petal, ch 1 **, 10 dc in next picot; rep from * around, ending final repeat at **; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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