#361 African Flower Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

 


TUESDAY DECEMBER 27, 2011
Designer Maggie Weldon wrote: ” This dishcloth is an adaptation of a design which appeared in South African magazine (Sarie) in June 2009 written by Lounette Fourie and Anita Roussouw. In the magazine it is called “Gehekelde blommetjie met 6 kante” (Crocheted Flower with 6 Sides) but has become commonly known as “African Flower”.
Follow me on to #362 and the rest of the story…

African Flower Dishcloth

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 8″  diameter
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Yellow – Small amount Pink – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 23 m) Green – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 46 m) White – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 23 m) Orange – ½ oz, 25 yds (15 g, 23 m) (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, Bernat Cottontots)
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
Long Single Crochet (l-sc): Insert hook in corresponding ch-1 sp on Rnd 2 (working over ch-1 sp on Rnd 3) and pull up loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.
V-Stitch (v-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st or sp indicated.

DISHCLOTH:
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Yellow, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times; join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc and 6 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Pink with sl st to any ch-1 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch2), 2 dc in same sp, [ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp] around, ending ch 1, dc in first ch-1 sp; join as before. (24 dc, 6 ch-2 sps and 6 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, 6 dc in same sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, [7 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp] around; join as before. (42 dc and 6 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Green with sc to first dc of any 7-dc group, sc in next 6 dc, l-sc (in ch-1 sp on Rnd 2), [sc in next 7 dc, l-sc in next ch-1 sp on Rnd 2] around; join with sl st to first sc. (42 sc and 6 l-sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join White with sl st to first sc after any l-sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, * v-st in next (center) sc, dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next l-sc, dc in next 3 sc; rep from * around, ending v-st in next (center) sc, dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next l-sc; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 6: With right side facing, join Orange with sl st to ch-1 sp of any v-st, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in same sp (first v-st made), * dc in next 4 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 4 dc, v-st in next v-st; rep from * around, omitting last v-st on final repeat; join as before. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 7: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to ch-1 sp of any v-st, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in same sp (first v-st made), [dc in next 11 dc, v-st in next v-st] around, omitting last v-st on final repeat; join as before. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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Comments
  1. Debbie

    Absolulty Beatiful!! I love this one. I have been having fun collecting all your and others dishcolths. Thank you so much for this wonderful designs.

  2. Carolyn Geoffrey

    Maggie, this dishcloth is gorgeous! And so are you 🙂 Thank you so much for all the dishcloth patterns you have so generously shared with us. Everyone of them is a winner in my book! And so are you.

    Again, thank you for such beauties.

    Carolyn Geoffrey

  3. Kelly

    I would like to also say thank-you Maggie for all the dishcloth patterns. I’m trying to do each one, and hopefully in the next couple months I will. You are my inspiration, and I look so forward to seeing each day a different pattern, it hwas become quite a lifeline for me. Thank you ever so much for all the patterns you have shared with alot of people, and a special thank-you from me to you. Take care, and hopefully we have a couple more patterns to go.

  4. Elinor Malblanc

    Thank you for all the dishcloth patterns this year! I have looked forward to each day’s new pattern. Thank you so much as I have made many and copied many more. It would be difficult to pick one winner.

    Elinor

  5. Suzanne

    Just lovely, and I really think we are going to miss this great little journey of dish cloths.

  6. Sheila

    these patterns have been fabulous, I have learned a lot of new stitches and plan on making every single one of them.

  7. Barbara

    Very Pretty!

  8. Jackie C.

    Thank-you,Maggie,for all your beautiful patterns! I refer all my crochet-loving customers to your website for bargains and patterns. You are indeed a winner in my book for 2011 and the coming 2012!God Bless and have a wonderful and safe New Year!Sincerely,Jackie.

  9. LynDi

    The first 4 rows of this beautiful pattern make great little flower-shaped scrubbers. A great way to use up scraps.

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