#128 “It’s A John Deere, Dear” Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

Valorie Davis wrote: “My husband, Herb, is a farmer. He drives tractors, as well as some other farm related equipment. For the last 10 years ago, he has received something John Deere for Christmas and birthdays from various members of his family.  I thought I’d make some John Deere dish cloths, recreating their wheels. Herb says this one looks like a 4240, what ever that means!  I’m going to make him a set recreating some of the antique wheels too. At least this is one gift I know no one else will get him!
What a great idea Valorie and such a cute story.  I need to make my husband some race car dishcloths. Thank you so much for joining the Crochet Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge. Your help is much appreciated.  Follow me to dishcloth #129 and the rest of the story…

Original Design By: Valorie Davis

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 9” diameter
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Yellow- 1 oz, 50½ yd (28.5 g, 46 m); Black – 1 oz, 50½ yd (28.5 g, 46 m); Green -1 oz, 50½ yd (28.5 g, 46 m); Blue – 2.5 oz, 122 yds (71 g, 110 m) (Red Heart Crème de la Crème and TLC – Sunshine, Green Shadow, Black)
Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm) and J-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches
Front Post Double Crochet: (FPdc): Yo hook, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, yo hook, pull up lp, [yo hook, pull through 2 lps] twice.
Unless noted otherwise, always skip the st behind the FPdc.
Back Post Double Crochet: (BPdc): Yo hook, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated st, yo hook, pull up lp, [yo hook, pull through 2 lps] twice.
Unless noted otherwise, always skip the st in front of the BPdc.

DISHCLOTH
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Yellow and larger hook, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring (or make magic ring), ch 2 (does NOT counts as first dc now and throughout), 16 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (16 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around; join. (32 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (48 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (64 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Black with sl st to first dc, ch 2, dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around; join. (80 dc)
Rnd 6: Using smaller hook, ch 2, FPdc in first dc, BPdc in next dc, [FPdc in next dc, BPdc in next dc] around; join. (80 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, BPdc in first FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, [BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc] around; join. (80 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 8: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any dc, ch 1, hdc in same dc, hdc in next dc, [2 hdc in next dc, hdc in next 5 dc] around; join with sl st to first hdc. (93 hdc)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in first hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 5 hdc] around; join. (108 hdc) Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. Anne

    I love the John Deere dishcloth! My husband has several OLD John Deere’s he collects. And one year for MY birthday he surprised me with a model 46A! I can’t wait to surprise him with these.

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