Thursday April 7th, 2011
Designer Karen Daniel wrote: “When I was 13, I saw some gifts to crochet in a women’s magazine. I wanted to make something but nobody seemed to know how to crochet! So I taught myself, and made my first set of baby booties with thread for my cousin’s new son. I have been crocheting ever since, and it is my true passion!”
Karen – Using thread for you first project is amazing! Thank you so much for joining the Dishcloth-a-Day Challenge. Your Ladybug is really cute!
Follow me onto dishcloth #98 and the rest of the story…
Ladybug Dishcloth – Maggies Crochet by Maggie Weldon
Original Design By: Karen Daniel
Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 6” diameter
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Red – 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m) Black – 1 oz, 48 yds (28 g, 43 m) (Peaches & Crème – Red, Black) Yarn Needle.
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 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.
Note: This dishcloth is made in two pieces which are joined together with one center seam.
Body Half (Make 2)
Row 1: (Right Side) With Red, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in last sc. (7 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (9 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice. (12 sc)
Rows 5-7: Rep Row 4, increasing 1 sc at each end and as needed to keep semi-circle shape and still keep piece flat.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Finish off and weave in ends.
With right sides facing, place both Body Halves together with straight edges at center to form circle. Join Black with sc to top right of straight edge of right Body Half, evenly sc across right Half to bottom of straight edge. Do not finish off, but attach to bottom of left Half. (Halves are now joined at bottom center.) Rotate work and evenly sc across straight edge of left Half to top. Holding right sides together, rotate work again so right Half is facing you. Working through both thicknesses sl st in back loops only of each sc across. (Halves are now joined to form a circle.) Do not finish off. Open joined halves and with right side facing, sc in each sc around circle; join with sl st to first sc. Sl st to correct placement for antenna. Ch 12, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Finish off and weave in ends. Join Black in same st and make second antenna. Finish off and weave in ends.
Finishing – use photo as guide
– Using needle and Black yarn, cross stitch large Xs on front of dishcloth. (To keep the back neat, draw needle through stitches at back of work between Xs.
Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home!
All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon