Friday, August 7, 2009

Spic-N-Span Dishcloth Pattern

Designed by Melinda Miller

Skill Level:                

Advanced Beginner

Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, 1 oz.
Crochet hook size H/5mm
Tapestry needle

4 ch = 1”
2 rows = 1”

8” square after blocking

Sc = single crochet    
Dc = double crochet
Tr = triple crochet
Special Stitches:      
Cr3R (Cross 3 Right) = skip 2 sts, work 1 tr into next st, working behind last tr work 1 dc into each of 2 skipped sts.

Cr3L (Cross 3 Left) = skip 1 st, work 1 dc into each of next 2 sts, working in front of last 2 dc, work 1 tr into skipped st.       

Commence pattern:

Ch 26.

Row 1: (wrong side) Sc into 2nd ch from hk and into each ch to end, turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), skip first sc, *Cr3R, 1dc into next sc, Cr3L, 1dc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each st to end placing last hdc into 3rd ch of 3ch at beg of previous row, turn. (25 hdc) 

Row 4: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), skip first hdc, *Cr3R, 1dc into next hdc, Cr3L, 1dc into next hdc; rep from * to end, turn.

Rows 5 – 14: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 15: Repeat Row 3. Finish off, weave in ends and block.

Copyright - This Spic-N-Span Dishcloth Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2009 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)

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