#186 Greenfields Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

TUESDAY JULY 5, 2011
Designer Carol Ballard wrote: “How lucky can I be to be living in such a picturesque farming community?  You can really step back in time here.  It’s such a tranquil site to see the large draft horses, Belgiums and Clysdales pulling plows and the local farmers getting their fields planted.  It won’t be long before the farm markets are open with all the fresh produce from the area!”
Thank you Carol for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
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Greenfields Dishcloth

Original Design By Carol Ballard

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Intermediate
Size:
About 10 1/2″ square
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: White – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m); Dark Green – 1 ½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m); Green – 1 oz, 50 yd (30 g, 46 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
Gauge: 3 dc = 1″, 2 rows (sc row, dc row) = 1″.

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
Elongated Single Crochet (esc):
Work an sc loosely in the indicated st or sp.
Front Post Double Crochet: (FPdc):
Yo hook, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, yo hook, pull up lp, [yo hook, pull through 2 lps] twice.

DISHCLOTH
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with Dark Green, ch 3, 15 dc in 3rd ch from hook; join with sl st to first dc. (15 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2:
With right side facing, join White with sc to any dc, sc in same sc, esc in center of Rnd 1, skip next sc, [2 sc in next sc, esc in center of Rnd 1, skip next sc] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (24 sc)
Rnd 3:
With right side facing, join Green with sl st to first sc on Rnd 2, ch 3, dc in next sc, 2 dc in esc, [dc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next esc] around; join with sl st to first dc. (32 dc)
Rnd 4:
Ch 3, FPdc in same st as joining, [dc, FPdc in next dc] around; join. (64 dc)
Rnd 5:
Ch 3, FPdc in next FPdc, [dc in next dc, FPdc in next dc] around; join. (64 dc)
Rnd 6:
Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2 now and throughout), dc in same st as joining, FPdc in next FPdc, [dc in next dc, FPdc in next fpdc] 7 times, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, FPdc in next FPdc, [dc in next dc, FPdc in next Fpdc] 7 times; rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc. (68 dc and 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 7:
Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, [dc in next dc, FPdc in next FPdc] 7 times, dc in next dc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, FPdc in next FPdc] 7 times, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join. (76 dc and 4 ch-2 sps)  Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 8:
With right side facing, join Dark Green with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, [dc in next dc] around, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner ch-2 sp; join.
Rnd 9:
Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [sc in next dc] around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 10:
With right side facing, join White with sc in center sc of any corner 3-sc group, 2 sc in same sc, [sc in next sc] around, working 3 sc in each center sc of corner 3-sc group; join.
Rnd 11:
Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, dc) in same st as joining, skip next sc, [(sc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, skip next sc] around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

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Enjoy,
Maggie

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