Today’s dishcloth is designed in honor of my Aunt Margaret. The pattern incorporates some fun special stitches and definitely reminds me of her. She was such a fun person to be around, and I imagine that if she had ever crocheted, she would have been a crochet renegade. No ordinary stitches for her. Let’s cross a few this way and cross a few that way! That’s the Margaret I know and love.
I spent so many fun filled hours over the years with Aunt Margaret. She was my mom’s younger and only sibling. She was such a cool Aunt. For hours on end we played all sorts of card games. Uno, Rummy, 21, Spoons, and Killer – just to name a few. She had an infectious laugh, and you couldn’t help but join in. I always remember her with a great big smile. I hope you like your dishcloth, Aunt Margaret. We crocheted outside the lines for you.
MATERIALS & GUIDELINES
ANY WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON
I USED HOBBY LOBBY CRAFTER’S SECRET
A: OCEAN 60
B: SPA BLUE 14
CROCHET HOOK SIZE I / 5.5 mm
SIZE AFTER BLOCKING:
9” X 9”
Beg = beginning
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc= double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/s
Rem = remains
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
Cr3R (Cross3Right) – sk next 2 sc, tr into next sc, working behind last tr work 1 dc into each of 2 sk sc.
Cr3L (Cross3Left) – sk next sc, dc into each of next 2 sc, working in front of last 2 dc work 1 tr into sk sc.
Cl (Cluster) – Work 3 dc in same st until last lp of each rem on hk, (4 lps on hk), yo and draw through all 4 lps.
The Begdc can be replaced with 3 chains.
Tutorial for Begdc: NO MORE TURNING CHAINS!
Row 1: (WS) With A ch 26, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. (25 sc)
Row 2: (RS) Begdc in first st, [Cr3R, dc in next st, Cr3L, dc in next st] to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: (WS) Sc in first st and in each st to end, turn. (25 sc)
Row 4: (RS) Begdc in first st, [ch 1, sk next st, Cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: (WS) Sc in first dc, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in top of next Cl, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc] to end, turn. (25 sc)
Rep Rows 2 – 5 (3 times more)
Rep Rows 2 – 3 (once more), ch 1, turn. Do not finish off, continue to Border.
Rnd. 1: (RS) (Sc, hdc, sc) in first st, sc in next 23 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last st of row.
Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 23 sc evenly across this side.
Rotate cloth to work on bottom of beg chs, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 23 chs, (sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of foundation chs.
Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 23 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 3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in each st around and 5 dc in each corner hdc. Finish off, weave in ends.
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