#175 Christmas Shells Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2011
Designer Carol Showers wrote: “This pattern began as a thread coaster for my crystal coasters, go that the glass and coaster would not stick together. I made the original in 1983. I revised this pattern several times and when I had it where I wanted it, I changed the last two rows and added the picots. You can make this with white cotton and it looks like a snowflake. I hope everyone enjoys making this one as much as I do. Now I’m going to revise and add rows to make placemats for Christmas. You can also use this as a table coaster for the Christmas dishes. If it’s made in cotton, it will not melt.”
Thank you Carol for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge.
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Christmas Shells Dishcloth

Original Design By: Carol Showers

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size: About 10” round
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Multicolor – 3 oz, 153 yds (85 g, 138 m) (I Love This Cotton – #284 Christmas)
Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

Special Stitches
Beg 5-dc Shell:
Ch 3, 4 dc in same st or sp indicated.
Beg 7-dc Shell:
Ch 3, 6 dc in same st or sp indicated.
5-dc Shell:
5 dc in same st or sp indicated.
6-dc Shell:
6 dc in same st or sp indicated.
7-dc Shell:
7 dc in same st or sp indicated.
Picot:
Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

DISHCLOTH
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc); join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 2:
Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st as joining, ch 2, [2 dc in next dc, ch 2] around; join. (24 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 3:
Sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] around; join.
Rnd 4:
Sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, beg 5-dc shell in same sp, [dc between 2nd & 3rd dc, 5-dc Shell in next ch-2 sp] around, ending with dc between 2nd & 3rd dc; join.
Rnd 5:
Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in same dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), [5-dc shell in next dc, sc in center dc of next shell] around; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 6: Beg 5-dc Shell
in same st as joining, [sc in center dc of next shell, 5-dc shell in next sc] around, ending with sc in center dc of next 5-dc shell; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 7:
Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in same dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), [6-dc shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next shell] around; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 8:
Beg 7-dc Shell in same st as joining, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, picot, dc in next dc, [7-dc shell in next sc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, picot, dc in next dc] around; join.  Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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Comments
  1. Sandi_chandler

    Am forever grateful for this lovely pattern as I am in a coaster exchange at this time. I’m going to make this in cotton & use a size 6 or 7 steel hook.

  2. Stacey Levin

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I really love the lacy look of it!

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