#123 Fish Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

Tuesday May 3, 2011
Designer Kathleen Stuart wrote: “Continuing with the idea of the diagonal blocks, I made the fish dishcloth. The fish dishcloth is a block from an afghan I designed several years ago – Fish Afghan found in Donna Kooler’s Crocheted Afghans. This dishcloth has an added border that look like ripples on the water. I used the orange yarn because my grandson likes the movie Finding Nemo and it reminds me of Nemo. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you Kathleen for designing another fantastic dischloth for the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.
Follow me to dishcloth #124 and the rest of the story…


#123 Fish Crochet Dishcloth

Original Design By: Kathleen Stuart

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size:
About 9” square.

Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Orange – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m); Blue – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m); Small amount Black. (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – Hot Orange #1628, Hot Blue #1742)

Crochet Hook:
Size J-10 (6.00 mm)

Gauge:
5 rows = 4”

Special Stitches
Beginning Block (beg-block):
Ch 5, turn; 3 dc in fourth ch from hook.
Block:
Sl st in ch-3 sp of next block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp.

Pattern Notes:
1.
Dishcloth is worked diagonally, from corner to corner.
2.
When changing colors, keep unused color to wrong side of work; do not cut yarn until color is no longer needed.  Do not carry colors on wrong side of work, unless otherwise noted; use a separate skein or ball for each color change. The dishcloth requires 2 balls of Blue and 1 ball of Orange.

Dishcloth
Row 1:
(Right Side) Starting at tip of head, with Orange, ch 5, 3 dc in 5th ch from hook (first block made).
Row 2:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp. (2 blocks)
Row 3:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 1 block. (3 blocks)
Row 4:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 2 more blocks. (4 Blocks)
Row 5:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 3 blocks. (5 Blocks)
Row 6:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 4 blocks. (6 Blocks)
Row 7:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 5 blocks, changing yarn to Blue in last dc. (7 Blocks)
Row 8:
With Blue, beg-block, change to Orange, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 6 blocks, change to Blue, work 1 block. (8 Blocks)
Row 9:
Beg-block, change to Orange, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 7 blocks, change to Blue, work 1 block. (9 Blocks)
Row 10:
Beg-block, sl st around beginning ch of previous block, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, change to Orange, work 6 blocks, change to Blue, work 2 blocks. (10 Blocks)
Row 11:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, change to Orange, work 7 blocks, (Finish off Orange), change to Blue, work 2 blocks, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (9 Blocks)
Row 12:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, work 7 blocks, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (8 Blocks)
Row 13:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 2 blocks, change to Orange, work 1 block, change to Blue, work 3 blocks, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (7 Blocks)
Row 14:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 1 block, change to Orange, work 2 blocks, change to Blue, work 2 blocks, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (6 Blocks)
Row 15:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, change to Orange, work 3 blocks, change to Blue, work 1 block, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (5 Blocks)
Row 16:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and change to Orange, sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 3 blocks, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (4 Blocks)
Row 17:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and change to Blue, (Finish off Orange), sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 2 blocks, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (3 Blocks)
Row 18:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, work 1 block, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (2 Blocks)
Row 19:
Turn; sl st in first 3 dc and in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sl st in ch-3 sp of last block. (1 Block) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, sc in same sp as sl st, * [ch 3, sc in between next 2 blocks on side] across side of square, [sc, ch 1, sc] in corner st; rep from * across each side of block, ending with ch 3; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2:
Sl st to ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 3 space] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing – use photo as guide.
– Using Black, embroider eye with satin stitch on 2nd Block of Row 5.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Linda Reimers

    love the dishes patterns

  2. Janet Draper

    Hi Maggie, Love these patterns….was going to enter one myself, but find myself working so much and just too tired to start…but hopefully after the holidays would love to work on one.

    Love these last two very much but was wondering if Kathleen, would work on one with a bear.. My mascot of high school was a polar bear, and we are coming up with an all school reunion, and we have silent autions. I have been crocheting some of these patterns, and an afgan and pot holders, and coasters to add to the basket my class is putting together. Would love to crochet one with a bear….

    Thanks Jan

  3. marceme

    thanks for this totally beautiful dishcloth HUGS ME

  4. scangel

    this is so cute. thank you for all the free patterns

  5. scangel

    this is so cute. thank you for all the free patterns

  6. scangel

    this is so cute. thank you for all the free patterns

  7. Maxine

    Help, I love this pattern. Wanted to make it for my grandson, but having trouble following the pattern. Can any one help me?

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