#327 Whirligig Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Designer Carol Showers wrote: “ The Whirligig dishcloth also works great as a washcloth for a child’s bath.
Thank you Carol for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
Follow me on to #328 and the rest of the story…

Whirligig Dishcloth

Original Design By: Carol Showers

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

 

Skill: Easy
Size:
About 9” round.
Materials:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Green – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m) Variegated – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m) (I Love This Cotton – Green & Christmas)
Crochet Hook:
Size H-8 (5.00 mm)

TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

Special Stitches:
Reverse Single Crochet (rev-sc):
Working from left to right, insert hook in next st to right, pull up a loop, yo, and draw through both loops on hook.

DISHCLOTH:
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) With Green, ch 3, 9 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch count as first hdc), change color to Variegated, with Variegated, join with sl st to back loop of first hdc. (10 hdc) Drop Green to wrong side.
Rnd 2:
Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1 now and throughout), working in back loops only, dc in same st as joining, * ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc; rep from * around, pick up Green, with Green, join as before. (20 dc and 20 ch-1 sps) Drop Variegated to wrong side.
Rnd 3:
Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), * hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, rep from * around, pick up Variegated and join with sl st to back lp of first hdc. (40 hdc) Drop Green to wrong side.
Rnd 4:
Ch 4, working in back loops only, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 hdc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc, dc in next 3 hdc; rep from * around, pick up Green and join with sl st to first dc. (50 dc and 10 ch-1 sps) Drop Variegated to wrong side.
Rnd 5:
Ch 2, [hdc in next sp, hdc in next 5 dc] around, omitting last hdc on final repeat; pick up Variegated and join with sl st to back lp of first hdc. (60 hdc)
Rnd 6:
Ch 3, working in back loops only, dc in next hdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc, * dc in next 2 hdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc *; rep from * around, pick up Green and join with sl st to first dc. Finish off Variegated and weave in ends.
Rnd 7:
Ch 2, hdc in next 2 dc, [hdc in next sp, hdc in next 4 dc] around, omitting last hdc on final repeat; join with sl st to first hdc. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 8:
Ch 1, rev-sc in ea hdc around; 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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