#314 Tractor “John Deere” Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Designer Linda K Kahle wrote: “I design this Tractor in Honor of a Group called “Power from the Past” from the Arizona chapter here in Tucson.  These people have and use Tractors (very old and new ones), steam engines. They have tractor pulls and many other things. And it’s not just the men we have several ladies that have tractors of their very own. They called it a family thing. We have a building at the Fair ground here in Tucson. Called the Barn, that shows off items from the past. Telephone, kitchen, bedroom, we have lots of old toys, and dishes. You can lose yourself in the past. This is what happen: I had enter this Challenge and made a Red Hat and a Cactus, and was making a school bus. When I had to go out to the Fair grounds and sign up to work in the Barn. Was telling some of the ladies that I was making a school bus and of course they wanted to see it. One of the ladies said.. “What about a Tractor?” So to that I said… Hold that thought. I’ll see what I can come up with.  The fair was the next week. When home that night I started on trying to come up with a Tractor. And this is what I came up with. Hope you all have fun making this Tractor. This is a John Deere.
Thank you Linda for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
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Tractor “John Deere” Dishcloth

Original Design By Linda K Kahle

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size:
About 10″ wide by 9½” long.
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Green – 1½ oz, 75 yd, (45 g, 69 m) Yellow – ½ oz, 25 yd, (15 g, 23 m) Black – ½ oz, 25 yd, (15 g, 23 m) (Sugar ‘n Cream) Yarn Needle.
Crochet Hook:
Sizes I-9 (5.50 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
Single Crochet Decrease: (sc dec):
Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.

DISHCLOTH
Row 1:
(Wrong Side) With Green, ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (29 sc)
Rows 2-15:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (29 sc)
Row 16:
Ch 1, turn, [sc dec] twice, [sc in next sc] across. (27 sc)
Row 17:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, sc dec. (26 sc)
Row 18:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (26 sc)
Row 19:
(Cab) Ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sc. Leave remaining sts unworked. (13 sc)
Rows 20-30:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (13 sc)
At the end of Row 30, DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Edging
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, evenly sc around tractor, working 3 sc in outer corners. Finish off and weave in ends.

Large Wheel
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with Yellow, ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc); join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), hdc in same st as joining, [2 hdc in next dc] around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 hdc)
Rnd 3:
Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc] around; join as before. (36 hdc)
Rnd 4:
Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 2 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc] around; join as before. (48 hdc) Finish off leaving 12″ long end.
Rnd 5:
With right side facing, join Black with sl st to any hdc, ch 2, hdc in same hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc] around; join as before. (60 hdc) Finish off leaving 12″ long end.

Small Wheel
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Starting at center, with Yellow, ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc); join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 2:
Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc around; join with sl st to first sc. (24 sc) Finish off leaving 12″ long end.
Rnd 3:
With right side facing, join Black with sc to any sc, [sc in next sc] around; join as before. (24 sc) Finish off leaving 12″ long end.

Finishing – use photo as guide
– With right side facing, using Black, sl st loosely across between Rows 19 and 20. Continue with sl sts around Cab. Finish off and weave in ends.
– With Yellow, sl st loosely across Tractor.
– Position Wheels, letting a little hang over. Using long ends, sew to dishcloth. Finish off and weave in all ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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Comments
  1. Carol Showers

    We just got our 5 yr. old nephew a John Deere Gator toy yesterday. He has a lot of John Deere tractor toys and a John Deere Gator that he rides around between our houses. I must make this washcloth for him. Thanks for such a neat pattern.

  2. Bonnie Kepler

    Cute pattern! 🙂

  3. Debbie

    Wow what a great pattern for all the farmers out there.
    Thanks again for all the great patterns.

  4. Shirley Ellsworth

    Great job Linda. You are so talented and thank you for sharing. It truly was fun to watch you create this tractor.

  5. Shirley Ellsworth

    Great job Linda. It truly was fun to watch you create this at the fair. Wonder what you will come up with this coming year. Not only can she crochet, but you should taste her cooking!

  6. Linda Schoen

    This is great! My best friend’s grandson will love this to go with the train afgan I designed and made him. His dad is an Agriculture teacher. You have great ideas.

  7. Janet

    My grandsons will love this tractor. Cant wait to make them!
    thanks for sharing!

  8. Carolyn Hartle

    My grandson loves John Deer. ??This is a great stocking stuffer

  9. Roxanna Smith

    My sister is a great fan of John Deere products. One year for Christmas, my other sister made her a set of “stuff” for the kitchen – out of John Deere fabric. This year I believe I will make her this dishcloth!!!

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