#135 Pineapple Cluster Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

This is another beautiful design by Carol Ballard.
To see more of Carol’s designs visit MaggiesCrochet.com or Carol’s Blog: http://www.cobblerscabin.wordpress.com/
Thank you Carol for all your wonderful designs.  I don’t know if we could do it without you.
Follow me onto Dishcloth #136 and the rest of the story…

Pineapple Cluster Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy – Intermediate
Size: About 10½” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Beige – 1 oz, 50 yd, (30 g, 46 m); Yellow – 1 oz, 50 yd, (30 g, 46 m);  Green – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Ecru, Country Yellow, Sage Green)
Crochet Hook:
Size I-9 (5.50 mm)
Gauge: 6 dc = 2″, 3 dc rows = 2″.

TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

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.

Special Stitches
Beginning Cluster (beg-cl):
Ch 2, keeping last loop of each st on hook, 2 dc in same st or sp indicated, yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Cluster (cl):
Keeping last loop of each st on hook, work 3 dc in st or sp indicated, yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Note: Working with 2 colors, to change colors, work with both colors on ch 1 st, then drop unused color to back and work stitches over it.

DISHCLOTH
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with Green, ch 3, 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc); join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)
Rnd 2:
Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in same st as joining, ch 1, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, ch 1] around; join. (20 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3:
With right side facing, join Yellow with sl st to any ch-1 sp, beg cl in same sp, [ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, ch 2, * cl in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, ch 2; rep from * twice more; join with sl st to first cl. (20 cl, 16 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 4:
Sl st to ch-1 sp, beg cl in same sp, [ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, pick up Yellow, ch 1, * with Yellow, cl in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, pick up Yellow, ch 1; rep from * twice more, join with sl st to first cl. (16 cl, 24 dc, 20 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5:
With Yellow, sl st to ch-1 sp, beg cl in same sp , [ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp] twice, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige, dc in next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, pick up Yellow, ch 1, * with Yellow, cl in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp] twice, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige, dc in next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, pick up Yellow, ch 1; rep from * twice more, join with sl st to first cl. (12 cl, 48 dc, 16 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 6:
With Yellow, sl st to ch-1 sp, beg cl in same sp, ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige, dc in next 6 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 dc, pick up Yellow, ch 1, * with Yellow, cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, cl in next ch-1 sp, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige, dc in next 6 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 dc, pick up Yellow, ch 1; rep from * twice more, join with sl st to first cl. (8 cl, 72 dc, 12 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 7:
With Yellow, sl st to ch-1 sp, beg cl in same sp, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige, dc in next 9 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, pick up Yellow, ch 1, * with Yellow, cl in next ch-1 sp, change color to Beige, ch 1, with Beige, dc in next 9 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, pick up Yellow, ch 1; rep from * twice more, omitting final color change on last repeat; join with sl st to first cl. (4 cl, 96 dc, 8 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps) Finish off Yellow and weave in ends.
Rnd 8:
With Beige, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next ch-1 sp, [sc in next 12 dc, 3 dc in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 12 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next cl, sc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, sc in next 12 dc, 3 dc in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 12 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; join with sl st to first sc. (120 sc)
Rnd 9:
Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, dc) in same st as joining, skip next sc, [(sc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, skip next sc] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

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Enjoy,
Maggie

 

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