Sunday, May 26, 2019

Vanessa's Dishcloth


Welcome to our very last dishcloth for the Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL 2019! Here is #8 – Vanessa’s Dishcloth.

This cloth uses the pretty puff stitch in a very elegant way. We’ll work 2 puff stitches into the same st/sp to create a cluster. This type of grouping makes not only a very nice texture, but is also very chic and sophisticated.

This dishcloth is named for my DIL Vanessa. She brings such joy into our lives, and I’m so happy that my son found her. She’s just as pretty and petite as all those puffs! 



PRIZES:  Cascade Yarns has generously donated some Nifty Cotton Yarn for prizes this year. This is the same yarn that I've used in all 8 dishcloth designs, and it is soooo nice. You won't want to miss out on this prize!

I'll also be giving away:
*Copies of the e-Book that contains all 8 patterns. You can add it to your Ravelry Library or store on your personal computer.
*Coupons for FREE MONEY in my Ravelry Store!
To be eligible for prizes, just join my Ravelry group and/or my Facebook group. Links are listed below.

MATERIALS:

CASCADE NIFTY COTTON
A:  (24) Peach – 92 yds.
B:  (08) Grape – 10 yds.
Crochet Hook: Size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry Needle
Size after blocking: 10” X 10”
ABBREVIATIONS:    
Beg = beginning
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc= double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/loops
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip/skipped
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es
WS = wrong side
YO = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Puff St: Yo, insert hk into specified st/sp, yo and pull up a ½” tall lp (3 lps on hk), (yo, pull up long lp in same sp) 4 times, yo and draw through all 11 lps on hk to close. DO NOT make an additional ch 1.
Puff Cl (puff cluster): (Puff St, ch 1, Puff St) in same st/sp.

NOTES:
*The Begdc can be replaced with 3 chains.
*Tutorial for Begdc:  NO MORE TURNING CHAINS!

INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1: (WS) With A ch 32, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. (31 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Begdc in first st, [sk next st, Puff Cl in next st, sk next st, dc in next 7 sts] across, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 3: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 6 sts, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across omitting last 6 dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 4: (RS) Begdc in first st, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 5: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next dc, [sk next dc, Puff Cl in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next 2 dc] across omitting last dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 6: (RS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 5 dc, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across omitting last 5 dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 7: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next dc, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across omitting last dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 8: (RS) Begdc in first st, [sk next dc, Puff Cl in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next 2 dc] across, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Rows 9 – 14: Rep Rows 3 – 8.

Rows 15 – 16: Rep Rows 3 – 4.

Row 17: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 6 dc, [sc in top of next Puff St, sc in next ch-1, sc in top of next Puff St, sc in next 7 dc] across omitting last 6 sc, turn. (31 sc)

Do not finish off, continue to Border.

BORDER
Rnd. 1:  (RS) Ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 29 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last sc of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 29 sc evenly across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of Row 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 29 chs, (sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of foundation chs.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 29 sc evenly across this side, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off A.

Rnd. 2: (RS) Join B with standing dc (or sl st, ch 3) to any side st, work 1 dc in each sc around and 5 dc in each corner hdc, join with sl st to beg dc. Finish off, weave in all ends.

© 2019 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: Vanessa's Dishcloth

For the entire collection of 8 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: Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL 2019 e-Book.

Please visit me here:

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Terry's Dishcloth


Warm up your hooks for our 7th dishcloth of the Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL 2019!

This week we’ll incorporate more post stitches and work them into clusters. By careful positioning of your stitches, we will create lovely textured columns. I love the look of this stitch pattern. With only a two row repeat, it’s simple enough to be able to watch your favorite TV show, but looks very intricate.

This dishcloth is named for a moderator of my Ravelry group, Terry. Terry always offers advice, encouragement and friendship. When she’s around, we enjoy her company, and she leaves us with a smile on our face. I hope you enjoy stitching Terry’s Dishcloth – it will make you smile.

PRIZES:  Cascade Yarns has generously donated some Nifty Cotton Yarn for prizes this year. This is the same yarn that I've used in all 8 dishcloth designs, and it is soooo nice. You won't want to miss out on this prize!

I'll also be giving away:
*Copies of the e-Book that contains all 8 patterns. You can add it to your Ravelry Library or store on your personal computer.
*Coupons for FREE MONEY in my Ravelry Store!
To be eligible for prizes, just join my Ravelry group and/or my Facebook group. Links are listed below.



MATERIALS:
CASCADE NIFTY COTTON
A:  (18) Baby Lime – 92 yds.
B:  (08) Grape – 10 yds.
Crochet Hook: Size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry Needle
Size after blocking: 9.5” X 9.5”

ABBREVIATIONS:    
Beg = beginning
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc= double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/loops
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip/skipped
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es
Tr = treble crochet
WS = wrong side
Yo = yarn over

NOTES:
*The Begdc can be replaced with 3 chains.
*Tutorial for Begdc:  NO MORE TURNING CHAINS!

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Group: A group of 4 or 5 dc separated by a chain.

Fptr (front post treble crochet): Yo twice, insert hk from front to back and to front again around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a lp, complete as regular tr.
Fpcl (front post cluster): Fptr around post of 1st dc of Group until last lp is on hk (2 lps on hk), fptr around post of 5th dc of same Group until last lp is on hk (3 lps on hk), yo and draw through all 3 lps.

INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1: (WS) With A ch 34, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. (33 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, (ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 5 sts) to end omitting last dc, turn. (6 Groups, 5 ch-1)

Row 3: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st and ch-1 sp to end, turn. (33 sc)

Row 4: (RS) Begdc in first st, fptr around 4th dc of first Group - 2 rows below, sk next sc, dc in next 2 sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next 2 sc, fpcl in next Group - 2 rows below, sk next sc, dc in next 2 sc] 4 times, ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next 2 sc, fptr around 1st dc of last Group - 2 rows below, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. (4 fpcl, 2 fptr, 22 dc, 5 ch-1)

Rows 5 – 22: Rep Rows 3 – 4 (9 times).

Row 23: Rep Row 3.

Do not finish off, continue to Border.

BORDER

Rnd. 1:  Ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 31 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last sc of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 31 sc evenly across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of Row 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 31 chs,
(sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of foundation chs.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 31 sc evenly across this side, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off.

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

© 2019 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: Terry's Dishcloth.

For the entire collection of 8 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: Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL 2019.

Please visit me here:

Ravelry: Melinda Miller Designs on Ravelry 
Facebook: 
Crochet Time with Melinda Miller Designs
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Teresa's Dishcloth


Presenting Dishcloth #6!

How are we doing on our dishcloths so far? I’ve been seeing so many lovely cloths, it’s really inspiring! Colors and color placement makes such a difference and adds to the variety of each cloth. Today, we’ll use the post stitch in combination with the popcorn stitch to create a really unique design. I made mine in a solid color, but I’m anxious to see your color combinations. This design is so textural and unexpected. I’m sure you will love it!

This dishcloth is named for a moderator of my Ravelry group, as well as fellow crochet designer, Teresa – Skyhook Designs. Just like the uniqueness of her namesake dishcloth, Teresa’s designing technique is unique and unexpected. Enjoy your Teresa’s Dishcloth.

Prizes:  Cascade Yarns has generously donated some Nifty Cotton Yarn for prizes this year. This is the same yarn that I've used in all 8 dishcloth designs, and it is soooo nice. You won't want to miss out on this prize!

I'll also be giving away:
*Copies of the e-Book that contains all 8 patterns. You can add it to your Ravelry Library or store on your personal computer. 
*Coupons for FREE MONEY in my Ravelry Store!

To be eligible for prizes, just join my Ravelry group and/or my Facebook group. Links are listed below.

  
MATERIALS:
CASCADE NIFTY COTTON
A:  (08) Grape – 92 yds.
B:  (13) Soft Blue – 10 yds.
Crochet Hook: Size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry Needle
Size after blocking: 9.5” X 9.5”

ABBREVIATIONS:    
Beg = beginning
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc= double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s – loop/loops
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip/skipped
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es
WS = wrong side
Yo = yarn over

NOTES:
*The Begdc can be replaced with 3 chains.
*Tutorial for Begdc:   NO MORE TURNING CHAINS!

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Pc (Popcorn): Work 5 dc in same st, drop lp from hk, insert hk from front to back through top of first st made, place dropped lp on hk and pull through st.

Fpdc (front post double crochet): Yo and insert hk from front to back and to front again around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a lp, complete as regular dc.

INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1: (RS) With A ch 34, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. (33 sc)

Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 2, sk next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st] to end, turn. (16 dc, 5 sc, 12 ch-2)

Row 3: (RS) Begdc in first st, [(fpdc around next dc) twice, ch 2, pc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (fpdc around next dc) twice, sk next sc] to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (16 fpdc, 2 dc, 4 pc, 8 ch-2)

Row 4: (WS) (Begdc, 2 dc) in first st, [ch 2, sc in top of next pc, ch 2, sk next fpdc, 2 dc in next fpdc, ch 2, 2 dc in next fpdc,] 3 times, ch 2, sc in top of next pc, ch 2, 3 dc in last st, turn. (18 dc, 11 ch-2, 4 sc)

Row 5: (RS) Begdc in first st, [ch 2, (fpdc around next dc) twice, sk next sc, (fpdc around next dc) twice, ch 2, pc in next ch-2 sp] to end omitting last pc, dc in last st, turn. (16 fpdc, 2 dc, 3 pc, 8 ch-2)

Row 6: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 2, sk next fpdc, (2 dc in next fpdc, ch 2) twice, sc in top of next pc] to end placing last sc in last st, turn. (16 dc, 5 sc, 12 ch-2)

Rows 7 – 18: Rep Rows 3 – 6.

Row 19: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first st and in in each ch-2 sp and st across, turn. (33 sc)

Do not finish off, continue to Border.

BORDER

Rnd. 1:  (WS) Ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 31 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last sc of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 31 sc evenly across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of Row 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 31 chs, (sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of foundation chs.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 31 sc evenly across this side, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off.

Rnd. 2: (RS) Turn to RS, join B with standing dc (or sl st, ch 3) to any side st, work 1 dc in each sc around and 5 dc in each corner hdc, join with sl st to beg dc. (38 dc per side) Finish off, weave in all ends.

© 2019 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: Teresa's Dishcloth.

For the entire collection of 8 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: Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL 2019 e-Book.

Please visit me here:

Ravelry: Melinda Miller Designs on Ravelry 
Facebook: Crochet Time with Melinda Miller Designs
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