#141 Sandcastles Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

 

The design for this dishcloth came from a skirt in Melissa Leapman’s Cool Crochet Book.  I just love this stitch and the monotone colors.  It is so very easy to design a dishcloth.  All you need is a book of motifs or stitches.  The width is about 8-9 inches which is about 25-30 stitches in worsted weight yarn.  If you do a motif try to modify it and add a few unique rounds.  Once you do one you’ll see it’s rather fun!  This is day # 141!  There are 224 days of the year left.  We still need help with designs.
Follow me onto dishcloth #142 and the rest of the story…

Sandcastles Dishcloth

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate
Size:
About 9” wide, 8” long
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Gold (A) – 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 68 yd); Light Yellow (B) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m); White (C) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – Soft Gold, Lemon Chiffon, White)
Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge:
?? sts = 2”, ?? rows = 2”

Abbreviations

ch chain rnd round
dc double crochet sc single crochet(s)
hdc half double crochet sl st(s) slip stitch(es)
lp(s) loop(s) sp(s) space(s)
rem remaining st(s) stitch(es)
rep repeat yo yarn over

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.

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

DISHCLOTH
Row 1:
(Right Side) With Color A, ch 31, dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc), * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 5 ch; rep from * 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch. (24 dc) Change to Color B.
Row 2:
With Color B, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * long-dc into corresponding skipped ch of Row 1, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending with long-dc into corresponding skipped ch of Row 1, dc in next 2 dc. Change to Color C.
The following Rows form the pattern.  The color sequence is: (Color C, Color A, Color B) repeated.
Row 3:
Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, long-dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending with ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Change Color.
Row 4:
Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * long-dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending with long-dc, dc in next 2 dc. Change Color.
Rows 5-16: Following color sequence, rep Rows 3-4 six times.
At the end of Row 16, DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, turn, (right sidefacing), 3 sc in first dc, [sc in next dc or ch] across to last dc, 3 dc in last dc; * working in sides of rows, evenly work 21 sc *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, [sc in next ch] across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to * once; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner 3-sc group; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

 

Comments
  1. LKWeaver1

    Maggie ~~ The chart showing the stitches used in this pattern are not printing out properly in the Adobe document.. Just thought you’d like to know. I love the patterns so far ~~ each is unique and fun to crochet. Keep up the good work !!
    Linda.

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