Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Week 4 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 4 - Dishcloth CAL

This is the last week of the Dishcloth CAL. I hope you have enjoyed working these dishcloths every week. You should have a nice stash of cloths to keep or give away as gifts. You can never have too many dishcloths. :) With that said, here are the last two patterns. Enjoy!








Jessica's Dishcloth



Jessica’s Dishcloth
Designed by: Melinda Miller


This pattern is named after my beautiful daughter-in-law.

SKILL  LEVEL:                   
 Easy

MATERIALS:                       
1 oz. Worsted weight cotton
Crochet hook size H/5.0 mm

SIZE:                                     
8.5” square after blocking

ABBREVIATIONS:                         
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Rep = repeat
Tch = Turning Chain

COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch  33.
Row 1: Work 4 dc in 5th ch from hk, *skip next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch, rep from * across to within last 4 ch, skip next 3 ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, ending with last sc in top of tch, turn. (32 sc)

Row 3: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first sc, 2 dc in next sc, *skip next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc, rep from * across to within last 2 sc, skip next sc, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip first 3 sc, *4 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, rep from * across to within last sc, 3 dc in last sc, turn..

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 until cloth measures desired size. Do NOT finish off.

Border:

Ch 1, turn, work 3 sc in corner, work any number of sc evenly across sides of cloth and 3 sc in corners, **join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

**You may join with the Invisible Join instead - Tutorial Here.

© 2013 Melinda Miller




Merry-Go-Round Dishcloth



Merry-Go-Round Dishcloth
Designed by Melinda Miller



SKILL LEVEL:                       Beginner

FINISHED SIZE:                     9” Diameter


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

STITCH GUIDE:                     Dc= double crochet
                                                               
SPECIAL STITCHES:            V-st: In sp or st indicated work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc).

 COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd. 1: Ch 3 (count as dc now and throughout), work 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to beg ch 3, (12 dc)
Rnd. 2: Ch 4 (count as dc, ch 1, now and throughout), [dc in next dc, ch 1] rep around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (12 ch-1 sps)
Rnd. 3: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, [ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp] rep around ending with ch-1, join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Rnd. 4: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] rep around ending with ch-1, join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Rnd. 5: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, [ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] rep around ending with ch-2, join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Note: To change colors here, finish off color A, attach color B to middle dc, begin at #.
Rnd. 6: Sl st to middle dc, # ch 4, dc in same st, *V-st in next ch-2 sp**, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, skip next dc, rep from * around ending last rep at **, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd. 7: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, [ch 1, V-st in next V-st], rep around ending with ch-1, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd. 8: Sl st to next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in middle of next V-st, [ch 2, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in next V-st] around, ch 2, join to beg sc. Finish off.

Copyright - This Merry-Go-Round Dishcloth Pattern and the pattern photos 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.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Week 3 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 3 - Dishcloth CAL

We are now at week three of our Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL. I hope you are enjoying it so far and have made some pretty cloths. Each week (for 4 weeks) I post a dishcloth pattern of mine that I chose just for you - PLUS and BRAND NEW pattern that I designed just for this CAL. I hope you enjoy them! Here are this week's choices:











Audra's Dishcloth


Audra’s Dishcloth
Designed by: Melinda Miller




This pattern is named after my beautiful daughter-in-law.

SKILL  LEVEL:                   
 Easy

MATERIALS:                       
1 oz. Worsted weight cotton
Crochet hook size H/5.0 mm

SIZE:                                     
8” square after blocking

ABBREVIATIONS:                         
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Lp = loop
Rep = repeat
RS = Right Side
St = stitch
Tch = Turning Chain

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Dc5tog = Work 5 dc into designated st leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 6 lps.

COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch  27.

Row 1: (RS) Skip 3ch (count as dc), 1 dc into each ch to end, turn. (25 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 2 sts, *work dc5tog into next st, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, rep for * to last 3 sts, work dc5tog into next st, 1 sc into each of last 2 sts (including top of tch), turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first st, 1 dc into each st to end, skip tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 4 sts, *work dc5tog into next st, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, rep from * ending 1 sc into top of tch, turn.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Rep Rows 2 – 5 three more times.
Then rep Rows 2 – 3 once more. Do not finish off.

Border:

Ch 1, work 3 sc in corner, work any number of sc evenly across sides of cloth and 3 sc in corners, **join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

**You may join with the Invisible Join instead - Tutorial Here.

© 2013 Melinda Miller