Thursday, April 19, 2018

CAL - Dishcloth #3

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the CAL so far. I have lots of fun dishcloths to share with you in the coming days. If you are too busy (and aren't we all these days) or just can't remember to check in here on pattern day - you can always purchase the e-Book containing all 13 patterns. You will get an email notification every time a new pattern is released, so NO remembering. :)

Today's dishcloth is a pretty one. It consists of a V-St variation. The most common V-St that you're probably familiar with uses the double crochet (Dc) stitch. In this pattern, we'll use the half double crochet (Hdc) stitch. I love the Hdc, and I think it's my favorite of all the common stitches. 

We'll also be working with clusters. There are so many different cluster (Cl) stitches. I use them quite frequently in my patterns, in many different forms. Today's clusters are the most common- using 3 Dc stitches. These all combine together to create a lovely dishcloth.

If you'd like to share you're completed cloth and mingle with other CAL participants, you might want to join my Ravelry or Facebook groups. More info is at the bottom of this post.

So - here we go!



MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

ANY WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON
I USED HOBBY LOBBY CRAFTER’S SECRET

A: VINTAGE GREEN 54
B: PINK 20
        
CROCHET HOOK SIZE I / 5.5 mm
TAPESTRY NEEDLE

SIZE AFTER BLOCKING:
9” X 9”
ABBREVIATIONS:    

Beg = beginning
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc= double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/s
Rem = remains
Rep = repeat
RS = right side of fabric
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es
WS = wrong side of fabric
Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES:

V-St: (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in same st.

BegCl (beginning cluster): (Ch 2, dc) in same st.

Cl (cluster): Work 3 dc in same st until last lp of each rem on hk (4 lps on hk), yo and draw through all 4 lps.

EndCl (end cluster): work 2 dc in same st until last lp of each rem on hk (3 lps on hk), yo and draw through all 3 lps.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: You will be cutting Color A after each two row repeat when indicated. Color B will be dropped to side of work and then picked up again when indicated. Color B will not be cut, but will run up along side of cloth. Border will be worked over it.

Row 1: (RS) With A ch 26, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, ch 2 (counts as hdc for next row), turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: (WS) Hdc in first st, sk next st, [V-St in next st, sk next st] to last st, 2 hdc in last st joining B in last st, turn. Finish off A. (11 V-St, 4 hdc)

Row 3: With B - BegCl in first st, ch 1, [Cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to end, EndCl in last st joining A in last st, ch 1, turn. Drop B to side – do not cut. (11 Cl, 1 BegCl, 1 EndC, 12 ch-1l)

Row 4: With A - Sc in top of EndCl, sc in next ch-1 sp, [sc in top of next Cl, sc in next ch-1 sp] to BegCl, sc in top of BegCl, ch 2, turn. (25 sc)

Rows 5 – 19: Rep Rows 2 – 4.

Row 20: (Ch-2 counts as first hdc) Hdc in each st to end. Finish off A and B. (25 hdc)

BORDER

Rnd. 1: With RS facing, join B with sc to the top right st of last row just made, (hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 23 sts, (sc, hdc, sc) in last st of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 23 sc evenly across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of beg chs, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 23 chs,(sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of foundation chs.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 23 sc evenly across this side, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd. 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in same st, work 3 hdc in each corner hdc and 1 hdc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg hdc. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

© 2018 Melinda Miller – All rights reserved

If you'd like a tidy copy of this pattern in PDF form to save on your computer or in your Ravelry Library, you can purchase it here for only $1.99:  

For the entire collection of 13 dishcloths, I have an e-Book available to purchase for $4.98. Each time a new pattern is added to the e-Book, you will be notified by email and Ravelry PM. Check it out here: 

You can CAL with me here, or for more personal interactions with like-minded souls, visit me here:

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CAL - Dishcloth #2


Today's dishcloth is a Mod's Choice. Berniece is a long time Ravelry group member and my very first Mod. She's been with me since 2011 and so far I haven't run her off yet. Just shows you what a patient, caring person she is. She's tested so many of my patterns - she should know them all by heart. 

Berniece has been hooking for 52 years now, and taught herself with a vest kit. Wow – that’s pretty ambitious for a first project. She likes to use acrylic yarn and keeps an eye on budget. But I think we can all agree that budgeting yarn expenses is actually code for “Now I can buy more yarn!”

Watching TV mysteries and comedies is what Berniece does during her stitching time. Her favorite project that she ever made was using scraps to create her lovely version of Sophie’s Universe. She even incorporated some yarn that she hoarded saved from the 1980’s. Now that’s being frugal!

Berniece would like to master the C2C technique, using multiple colors to create a design. She has already tried it using self-striping yarn with a very nice result.

Berniece’s crochet tip: “Take care of your ends as you go!”

Here is Berniece's choice for today's dishcloth. 


This pattern has been previously published, so I'm redirecting you to the original pattern page.

CLICK HERE for: CUP O' JOE DISHCLOTH 


© 2018 Melinda Miller – All rights reserved
                 

If you'd like a tidy copy of this pattern in PDF form to save on your computer or in your Ravelry Library, you can purchase it here for only $1.99: 


For the entire collection of 13 dishcloths, I have an e-Book available to purchase for $4.98. Each time a new pattern is added to the e-Book, you will be notified by email and Ravelry PM. Check it out here:

You can CAL with me here, or for more personal interactions with like-minded souls, visit me here:

 
Ravelry: Melinda Miller Designs on Ravelry 
Facebook: Crochet Time with Melinda Miller Designs
Just answer a couple of simple questions to join my FB group.

Please TWEET - SHARE - PIN - LINK, to spread the word for other crocheters. Hookers unite - let's clean house!!