Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pretty Scallops Dishcloth

Pattern is for the Intermediate crocheter. Stitches include sc, dc, tr LSC, and TRCL. Special stitches are explained.







Pretty Scallops Dishcloth
Designed by Melinda Miller


SKILL LEVEL:              Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:           9.5” square


MATERIALS:                Worsted weight cotton
                                    Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
                                    Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:           Sc = single crochet
Dc= double crochet
Tr = triple crochet
                                               
SPECIAL STITCHES:  

LSC/Long Single Crochet: Insert hook on the designated row below the row you are working on, and work a sc into the skipped st, bringing your loop up to same height as previous stitches.

TRCL/Triple Crochet Cluster: Work 4 tr in same sp leaving last loops of each on hook. YO and through all 5 loops on hook.


COMMENCE PATTERN:

With A ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd. 1: Ch 5, [dc, ch 2] 7 times in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd.2: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, 3 tr closed tog in same sp, ch 5, [trcl in next ch-2 sp, ch 5] 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg trcl. Finish off A.
Rnd. 3: Join B with *sc on top of trcl, ch 3, LSC on skipped dc in first Rnd., taking also the ch-5 in Rnd. 2 and leaving the yarn loose, ch 3, rep from * 7 times more, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd. 4: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4] 15 times, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd. 5: Sl st in next sp, in same sp work (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) beg corner made, ch 2, sc in next sp, (ch 4, sc in next sp) twice, ch 2  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) corner made, ch 2, sc in next sp, (ch 4, sc in next sp) twice, ch 2, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to beg ch 3.
Rnd. 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *work corner in corner, [dc in next dc] twice, ch 2, skip 1 sp, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, skip 1 sp,** [dc in next dc] twice, rep from * to * 3 times more ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg ch 3.
Rnd.7: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *work corner in corner, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp,** dc in next 4 dc, rep from * 3 times more ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg ch-3. Fasten off B.
Rnd. 8: Attach A to any corner sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc] 4 times placing last sc in corner, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg sc. (4 scallops on each side)
Note: Finish off after Rnd. 8 for small scallops, or continue with Rnd. 9 for larger scallops.
Rnd. 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 5 times, sc in next sc, ch 1, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Copyright - This Pretty Scallops Dishcloth Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2011 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.)


8 comments:

  1. this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a lovely pattern. Thank you. Happy New Year. Mariana

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  3. Love the pattern. It is beautiful. However I did find two complete rows of it were left out (not in succession) in order to make the remainder of the pattern to work as directed. They are as follows:

    After Rnd 4 and before Rnd 5 - Ch 1, sc same ch 3 loop, * ch 4, sc in next loop . Repeat from * around ending with ch 4; sl st in first sc to join.

    DO NOT END OFF COLOR B AFTER RND 7

    After Rnd 7 and before Rnd 8 (Note that this Rnd is very similar to Rnd 7 but is different) With color B- Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, * work corner in corner, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-4. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beg ch-3 st to join. End off color B here.

    Hope this helps anyone wanting to make this beautiful dishcloth,



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    1. Hello. I have not worked the pattern as per your directions, and don't know if your additional directions would take away the integrity of the design. However, my original instructions as I have posted them are correct. One can follow through them round by round and look at the photo to see how the design comes together. I have had this pattern tested by a group of testers before it was published, so I feel confident that the directions are correct. I have also hosted a CAL in my Ravelry group where this pattern was featured, and had no problems with it. I'm so sorry that you have had problems with it. Thank you for writing to me and have a great New year!

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    2. Could you please explain what you mean by work corner in corner. I thought I knew what you meant and got through round 6 but when I started round 7 I wasn't coming up with 4 DC's to DC in so obviously I've done something wrong.

      I feel good through around 5 but think I did something wrong in around 6 and would appreciate any help as this is a beautiful pattern!!

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    3. In Rnd. 5 you worked a corner (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). The pattern states “corner made.”

      For Rnd. 6, you will work the corner (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the corner of Rnd. 5 – which is the ch-2 sp.

      Hope this explains it for you.

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  4. Melinda please note the pattern corrections above by me. Not to step on your toes I hope this did help for those not able to crochet the dishcloth as printed.

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