#184 Popcorn Shells Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

SUNDAY JULY 3, 2011
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Popcorn Shells Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Intermediate
Size: About 10″ Square
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: White – 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m); Multicolor – 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream – White, Country Stripes)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 6 sc = 2″, 3 pattern rows = 2″.

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
Popcorn (pc):
Work 5 dc, drop hook from last dc, insert hook into first and last dc, yo pull through all loops on hook.

Note: Color changes made on turning ch.

DISHCLOTH
Row 1:
(Right Side) With White, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (25 sc)
Row 2:
Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sc, skip next 2 sc, [sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc] 3 times, sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, 3 dc in last sc. Change color to Multicolor.
Row 3:
With Multicolor, ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, [skip next dc, 2 dc in next dc, pc in next sc, 2 dc in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc] across. Change to White.
Row 4:
With White, ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sc, [skip next 2 dc, sc in top of next pc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc] across, ending with 3 dc in last sc. Change color to Multicolor.
Rows 5-14:
Rep Rows 3-4 five times.
Row 15:
Rep Row 3.
Row 16:
With White, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, [sc in next 2 dc, sc in next pc, sc in next 2 dc, sc in next sc] across. (25 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, turn, (right side facing), 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 23 sc, 3 sc in next sc, * working in sides of rows, work 1 sc in each sc row and work 2 sc in end of each dc row *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next 23 ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to *; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next sc, [sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off White and weave in ends.
Rnd 3:
With right side facing, join Multicolor with sc in any skipped sc, ch 3, alternating working in front and behind ch-3 lps of previous round, [sc in next skipped sc, ch 3] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

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Enjoy,
Maggie

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