Designer Carol Showers wrote: “I started crocheting dishcloths in 1969. I found a pattern in a small thread crochet book. My family and friends enjoyed those until the worsted cotton dishcloth patterns arrived. I make this Aqua Marine pattern in 2 strands of size 10 crochet cotton and a G-hook. Then I switched to doing the hdc in the back loop for a different look. I’m loving this Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge and enjoying all the new patterns.”
Carol – Thank you so much for helping us with the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge.
Follow me onto dishcloth #140 and the rest of the story…
Ocean Shells Dishcloth
Original Design By: Carol Showers
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 11” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Multicolor – 3 oz, 153 yds (84 g, 138 m)(I Love This Cotton – Aqua Ombre #64)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Shell (shell): (5 dc) in same st or sp indicated.
Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 32, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first hdc), [hdc in next ch] across. (30 hdc)
Rows 2-21: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (30 hdc)
At the end of Row 21, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: With right side facing (DO NOT TURN), working in sides of rows, * skip first row, sc in side of next row, [skip next row, Shell in next row, sc in next row] 6 times, skip last row *; working in unused lps of starting ch, Shell in first ch, skip next ch, [sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, Shell in next ch, skip next ch] 5 times, sc in next ch, skip next ch, Shell in last ch; rep from * to * once; working in Row 21, Shell in first hdc, skip next hdc, [sc in next hdc, skip next 2 hdc, Shell in next hdc, skip next hdc] 5 times, skip next hdc, Shell in last hdc; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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