#131 Americana Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

 

It has been fun to watch the idea of the crochet Dishcloth-a-Day challenge come to life.  We still need your help to make it to the finish line.  Please follow this link  http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/dishcloth-challenge/ to see how you can help.  We are looking for sponsors to help with the prizes.
I should have this posted by the end of the month.  Everyone will get something.
Follow me onto dishcloth #132 and the rest of the story…

Americana Dishcloth

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy to Intermediate

Size: About 8½” square

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn:

Light Blue – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)

White – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)

Red – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 22 m)

(Sugar ‘n Cream – Light Blue, White, Red)

Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Cluster (dc-cl): Keeping last lp of each dc on hook, dc in next 5 dc, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Color Sequence

Rows 1-4 – Color Light Blue

Rows 5-8 – Color White

Rows 9-12 – Color Red

Rows 13-16 – Color Light Blue

DISHCLOTH

Row 1: (Wrong Side) With Color Blue, ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (27 sc)

Row 2: (Right Side) Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, skip first 3 sc, * 5 dc in next sc, skip next 4 sc; rep from * across, ending with 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, dc in last sc.

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), turn, skip first dc, dc-cl, ch 4; rep from * across, ending with dc-cl, ch 2, dc in last dc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, * sc in top of dc-cl, 4 sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across, ending with sc in top of dc-cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in last dc. Change color.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, skip first 3 sc, * 5 dc in next sc, skip next 4 sc; rep from * across, ending with 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, dc in last sc.

Rows 7-14: Rep Rows 3-6 twice.

Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 3-4 once more.

At the end of Row 16, do not change color. DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, (right side facing), 2 sc in first dc, sc in next sp, sc in top of dc-cl, [2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next dc-cl] across to last ch-2 sp, sc in sp, 3 sc in last dc; * working in sides of rows, evenly work 18 sc *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, [skip next ch, sc in next 2 ch, skip next ch, sc in next ch] across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to * once; working in Row 16, sc in first dc; join with sl st to first sc. (78 sc) Finish off Blue and weave in ends.

Rnd 2: With right side facing, join White with sl st to center sc of any corner 3-sc group, ch 3, 4 dc in same sc, skip next 2 sc, [5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc] around; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

 

Comments
  1. Patricia Lontkowski

    The Dishcloth each day is a wonderful idea. Whenever I
    decide to do each one, I make two, so I had a hot pad mat.
    Thank you for such delightful patterns, Maggie. Each one is a challenge.

  2. marceme

    thanks very much for the new potholder it is hard to sleep sometimes and comeing here and finding a dishcloth helps… focuses my mind off HOUSE PROBLEMS HUGS ME

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