#286 Christmas Star Crochet Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet


THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2011
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Christmas Star Dishcloth

 

Original Design by Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size:
About 10” at widest points.
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton: Off-White – 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 69 m) Gold – ½ oz, 25 yd (15 g, 23 m)
Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

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
Beginning 2-Double-Crochet Cluster (beg 2-dc cl):
[Yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
3-Double-Crochet Cluster (3-dc cl):
[Yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

DISHCLOTH
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with Off-White, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 2, beg 2-dc cl into ring, ch 3, [3-dc cl into ring, ch 3] 4 times; join with sl st to top of first cl.
Rnd 2:
Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] around; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 3:
Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, [dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc] around; join.
Rnd 4:
Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, skip next 2 dc, [dc in next 4 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, skip next 2 dc] around; join.
Rnd 5:
Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, [dc in next 6 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 dc, skip next 2 dc] around; join.
Rnd 6:
Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 8 dc, skip next 2 dc, [dc in next 8 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 8 dc, skip next 2 dc] around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Edging
Rnd 1:
With right side facing, join Gold with sc to any ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp (point), * [ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times, skip next 2 sc, [sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc] 5 times, (sc, ch 3 sc) in next ch-2 sp (point); rep from * around, omitting last point on final repeat; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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Comments
  1. peggy

    HOW CAN I GET YOUR PATTERN IN LARGER PRINT, AS I HAVE SIGHT PROBLELMS AND WOULD LOVE TO MAKE SOME OF YOUR DISH CLOTHS

    • CM@Maggies

      Hi Peggy,

      You can press the CONTROL BUTTON and the + SYMBOL on your keyboard to make it bigger.

      (Press Control and – Symbol or Control and 0 (Zero) to put it back to normal size when you’re done)

      With it being an actual webpage we have it as big as it will go at the moment.

  2. Joy Talsma

    Hi Peggy, I think you can print these out bigger. Simply select the PDF and Print preview. Then select all of the pattern and a larger percent and tell it to print the selection.

  3. Joy Talsma

    Hi Peggy, I think you can print these out bigger. Simply select the PDF and Print preview. Then select all of the pattern and a larger percent and tell it to print the selection. I know you can view them bigger this way.

  4. FREDA

    Wonderful Easy pattern. . . I have made several in a day.
    I am not finding the Gold for the Border. Where Can I find this crochet cotton in the Gold??
    I’ve been searching, Joanne’s fabrics, Hancock fab, nor Craft Wearhouse they do not Carry it here in Vancouver Wa.
    HELP. . . My daughter put in her order for these.
    Thanks

  5. April H

    This patteren is so easy for me to read it is the first star pattern i am able to keep my mind focused on.
    Also, i did this w/o the edging and with a size “I” hook. turned out nicely. it took a moment to figure out the clusters, but the rest is simple. and freda, you may want to look online in specality shops or look for metalliac yarn with a cotton base.

    🙂

  6. Darbie

    Hi..

    I know this is a dishcloth, but could it be continued and made into a small afghan/blanket for a child??

    Thanks.. 🙂

    • eneurian

      it should do. you may have to adjust the increases as it gets larger as crochet stitches are not always exponential. i am going to try.

  7. Marni Downing

    Love this pattern. Made one for my Aunt Norma’s 80th birthday. Was a big hit!

  8. Pam Young

    Recently discovered your wonderful patterns & just wanted to thank you for all the time & effort you took in making them available to us. My old eyes can no longer handle the doilies I loved making, but dishcloths are very “doable”. Thanks SO much for providing such a huge variety of lovely projects! 🙂

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