SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
Follow me onto #261 & the rest of the story…
Designer Kathleen Stuart wrote: “ I like to use my scrap yarn, so I designed this dishcloth to use up the small amount of red yarn I had. The cross stitches are created with triple crochet stitches and once you get the hang of it, really aren’t hard to do.”
Thank you Kathleen for joining the Dishcloth-a-day challenge!
Knots and Crosses Dishcloth
Original Design By: Kathleen Stuart
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 8” square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Yellow – 2 oz, 100 yds (60 g, 92 m) Red – ½ oz, 25 yds, (15 g, 23 m) (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)
Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
To Change Colors Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color, yo and pull new color through remaining lps on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
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.
Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 40, tr in 6th ch from hook, ch 1; working behind last tr made, tr in 4th skipped ch, * skip next 2 ch, tr in next ch, ch 1; working behind last tr made, tr in first skipped ch; repeat from * across ending with dc in last ch. (12 cross stitches and 2 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn; skip next 3 sts, tr in next tr (will be in a tr), ch 1, working behind last tr made, tr in 2nd skipped st, * skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, ch 1; working behind last tr made, tr in first skipped st; repeat from * across ending with dc in last dc (top of turning ch). Change color to Red in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (38 sc) Change color to Yellow in last st.
Rows 4-5: Rep Row 2.
Row 6: Rep Row 3.
Rows 7-12: Rep Rows 4-6.
Rows 13-14: Rep Row 2.
At the end of Row 14, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn (right side facing), 3 sc in first dc, sc evenly around dishcloth working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
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