SATURDAY DECEMBER 24, 2011
Designer Marguerite Hill wrote: “ I love the stitch pattern used in Maggie’s dishcloth #7 Pinky Stripes with the repeats of sc, dc and had a few years ago designed a shrug using this same combination. The only problem or challenge was to figure out how to increase and decrease for the design. I had to increase in the middle of each piece to form the sleeves. You needed to make sure in decreasing to go over to the next available sc to pick up the pattern again, to get the stitches consistent. I tried to make it easier by incorporating a row of sc between the pattern row of sc, dc. Now I have been doing rectangles for Warm Up America with this combination, and of course used it for this dishcloth. Maybe it will become a blanket for another time?”
Thank you Marguerite for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!
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Basic Red Dishcloth
Original Design By: Marguerite Hill
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 8″ square.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Red – 2 oz, 100 yds (60 g, 92 m) (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
Row 1: (Right Side) With Red, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [dc in next ch, sc in next ch] across. (25 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across. (25 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, [dc in next sc, sc in next sc] across. (25 sts)
Rows 4-27: Repeat Rows 2-3. (25 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, with right side facing, * working in side of rows, evenly word 25 sc across *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, [sc in next ch] across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to * once, working in last row, 3 sc in first sc, [sc in next st] across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; join with sl st to first sc. (108 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc in same st as joining, [sl st in next sc, sc in next sc] around; join as before. Finish off and weave in ends.
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