#151 Ocean Weave Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

Tuesday May 31, 2011

A customer sent in a photograph of a vintage potholder, looking for the pattern.  She had seen it at a family reunion and her aunt had made it many years ago.  Wendi spent much of a Saturday working up a piece and writing the pattern from the photograph. That afternoon, the new Crochet World magazine was delivered – with a very similar design – for a potholder.  Since Wendi had worked the piece up in yarn, it makes a nice dishcloth.  A potholder would be made smaller and double-sided.  Thank you Wendi
Follow me onto dishcloth #152 and the rest of the story…

Ocean Weave Dishcloth

Original Design By: Wendi Cusins

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 11” wide and 10” long
Materials: Sport Weight Cotton: Multicolor – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 yd); Blue – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 yd) (Patons Grace)
Crochet Hook: Size F-5 (3.75 mm)

DISHCLOTH
Row 1:
(Right Side) With Multicolor, ch 60, dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc), dc in next 8 ch, [ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next 10 ch] 4 times. (50 dc and 4 ch-2 sps)
Rows 2-4:
Ch 3, turn, dc in next 9 dc, [ch 2, dc in next 10 dc] 4 times. (50 dc and 4 ch-2 sps)
Row 5:
Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), turn, [skip 2 sts (dc or ch), dc in next dc, ch 2] across, ending with dc in last dc.
Row 6:
Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next 3 ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 3 ch-2 sp, dc in next dc] 4 times. (50 dc and 4 ch-2 sps)
Rows 7-21:
Rep Rows 2-6 three times.
Rows 22-24:
Rep Rows 2-4 once.
At the end of Row 24, finish off and weave in ends.

Long Strips (Make 4)
Row 1:
(Right Side) With Blue, ch 60, working in back ridged of ch, dc in 4th ch from hook, [dc in next ch] across. (58 dc)

Short Strips (Make 4)
Row 1:
(Right Side) With Blue, ch 50, working in back ridged of ch, dc in 4th ch from hook, [dc in next ch] across. (48 dc)

Finishing – use photo as guide
– With right sides of dishcloth and strips facing, weave long strips width-wise only through center open blocks. Weave short strips length-wise behind the same open blocks.

Edging
Rnd 1:
With right side facing, join Blue with sl st to first dc on Row 24, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same dc, skip next 2 dc, sc between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, * working through both thickness, 5 dc over post of end dc of strip and in ch-2 sp on dishcloth, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc; rep from * twice more, working through both thickness, 5 dc over post of end dc of strip and in ch-2 sp on dishcloth, skip next 2 dc, sc between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last dc; ** working in sides of rows, [sc between next 2 rows, 5 dc between next 2 rows, sc between next 2 rows, working through both thickness, 5 dc over post of end dc of strip and in ch-2 sp on dishcloth] 4 times, sc between next 2 rows, 5 dc between next 2 rows, sc between next 2 rows **; working in unused lps of starting ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch, skip next 2 ch, sc between next 2 ch, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc between next 2 ch, skip next 2 ch, * working through both thickness, 5 dc over post of end dc of strip and in ch-2 sp on dishcloth, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc between next 2 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * twice more, working through both thickness, 5 dc over post of end dc of strip and in ch-2 sp on dishcloth, skip next 2 ch, sc between next 2 ch, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc between next 2 ch, skip next 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last ch; rep from ** to ** once; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Gina

    This is a really pretty and creative design. I really like it alot!

  2. Cookie

    I absolutely love your patterns i just have a hard time getting them I’m on a fixed income and have a hard time paying for the patterns that I want to print.

    • Fl27127

      click on the “click here to print” at the printer icon and scroll way down the page……….you will have a choice of saving the pdf file or opeing it to print.

  3. Fl27127

    You should not have to pay to print them…….just click on the printer icon where it says “click here to print”. It is at the end of the patterns.

    • Skunk Friendly

      When I click on “click here to print”. it does not print. That’s when it downloads and I have to save it into my documents file. Than when I need it I can print it out. I just wish it would print with bigger font!!

      But I love them so much!! I have been hanging them on a ‘closeline’ on my kitchen wall for decorations. Now I have 3 neighbors want to learn to crochet! Hope I am a good teacher! I thought myself but I don’t know about others. Just a warning!!

      Doris

  4. Jesse

    Can someone explain this mysterious “Right Side” and “Right Sides” ?!?!?!?! Please email me at ThunderOKC@aol.com Thanks!

  5. Jesse

    Edging instruction is mumbled together. It needs to be broken up more clearly…not all in one sentence row. Break them apart (by pressing enter…going to next line). Lessen the instruction, make it clear and simple. Thanks!

  6. momtojnse

    I worked up this pattern just today after a few attempts. Its a beautiful cloth, but kept ending up so big. I used an F sized hook, but I must have large stiches or something because my cloth measured 14 inches in length. So I reduced the chain down to 36 and made 3×9 cloth. More appropriate size. But still a nice looking cloth. Thanks for the pattern!

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