Free Starfish Dishcloths from RedHeart.com

starfish dishcloths

From www.RedHeart.com

Starfish Dishcloths Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LC2272
Designed By:     Mary Ann Frits

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

COATS® Crème De La Crème®: 101 Cream A, 500 Aqua OR 255 Tea Rose B and 118 Linen C
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
Yarn needle
stitch markers

Here’s a vintage pattern from our archives that we have updated for today. Crochet these clever starfish-shaped dishcloths and use them to wash dishes as you daydream about the beach.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 17 sts = 4″ in stitch pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

DISHCLOTH
With A, ch 5, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: *(Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch) to make a point, sc in ring; repeat from * 4
times more – 5 points.
Fasten off A. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 2: Join B in 4th dc of previous point, ch 2 (counts as dc), *([yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 5 times, working 2 sts in previous point, 1 st in sc in ring and last 2 sts in opposite edge of ch-9 of next point, yo, draw through all loops on hook), dc in next 4 sts in opposite edge of ch-9, skip last st, (3 dc, ch 3,  3 dc) in tip of point, skip next st, dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 3 times more, (yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 5 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook), dc in next 4 sts, skip last st, (3 dc, ch 3,  3 dc) in tip of point, skip next st, dc in next 3 sts.
Round 3: Working in back loops only, *([yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 3
times, yo, draw through all loops on hook), dc in next 5 sts, skip next st, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, skip next st, dc in next 5 sts; repeat from * 4 more times.
Round 4: *(Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yo, draw through all
loops on hook), dc in next 7 sts, skip next st, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, dc in next 7 sts; repeat from * 4
times more.
Fasten off.
Edging Round: Join C with sc in any ch-3 space, 2 sc in same space, *sc in next 9 sts, ([yo, insert hook in next st,
yo and pull up loop] 3 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook), sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * 3 times more, sc in next 9 sts, ([yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop] 3 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook), sc in next 9 sts, slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, work backwards sc in each st around, slip st in first st to join.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
A, B, C = Color A, B, C;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
yo = yarn over;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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