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.)


Blooming Beauty - 8" square


This 8X8 inch square is designed especially for fingering weight yarn and features the popcorn stitch for added texture, with a lovely center motif. It would make a beautiful addition to your lapghan or afghan. Use your imagination for color combinations to create your own unique look.
Stitches include sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, and popcorn.
You will be buying the pattern only - not the finished product.


USD $2.00

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blooming Beauty - 12" square


Blooming Beauty
Designed by Melinda Miller



SKILL LEVEL:           Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:        12” square


MATERIALS:           Worsted weight yarn
                                 Crochet hook size H  
                                 Tapestry needle



This square will look great in your lapghan or afghan. Use it for your charity or swap needs and it will be greatly appreciated. Your own color combinations will make it uniquely yours! You will be buying the pattern only, not the finished product.






USD:  $2.00