Friday, May 11, 2018

CAL - Dishcloth #12


We’ve almost got our nice set of dishcloths complete. Only one more after this one, and it will be published later today.

Mod Teresa chose today’s dishcloth. If you know anything about Teresa, you know that she loves owls, so her choice should not surprise you. Teresa learned to crochet from her mom and grandmother, and has been hooked for over 40 years now. She works mostly with Red Heart and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn as they are most easily obtainable. 

Her favorite projects have been the Mr. Ghan Afghan and the First Ladies Commemorative Afghan. She really liked the stories and projects on these two designs, as they were interesting and fun to do. She appreciates all of the time and effort put into the making of these designs. She also loves her Mandala Madness by Helen Shrimpton. It resided on her bed for over a year after it was completed.


Teresa is also a crochet designer. She started by designing doll dresses for her My Size Barbie. She has designed some very nice afghan blocks as well as complete afghans. Take a look at her Ravelry store and see what she’s been up to.Teresa Lynne's Ravelry Store.

Like most of us, Teresa likes to watch TV while hooking. Some of her favorite shows are NCIS, Bull, Scorpion, Criminal Minds, and several true crime shows on the ID channel. Me, too! I watch that channel nonstop.

Next on her craft list is knooking. She wants to knit, but doesn’t like the traditional method. She’s hoping that knooking will help her knit in a more comfortable way. Maybe we'll start seeing some new knook designs???

Teresa’s crochet tip: “Keeping an even tension is key. Always play with hook size until you find the one that works best for you, no matter what the yarn manufacturer says.”    



MATERIALS:
ANY WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON YARN
I used  Hobby Lobby Crafter’s Secret Cotton
COLOR A: SPA BLUE (14)
COLOR B: VINTAGE GREEN (54)
COLOR C: PURPLE (31)
COLOR D: YELLOW (43)
COLOR E: TAUPE (25)
COLOR F: BLACK
COLOR G: WHITE

I HOOK
TAPESTRY NEEDLE

SIZE AFTER BLOCKING:
7.5” wide and 9” tall

ABBREVIATIONS:    
Beg = beginning
Bet = between
BL = back loop
Dc= double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp = loop
Prev = previous
Rem = remaining
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sl St = slip st
Sp/s = space/s
Tog = together
WS = wrong side
Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES:         
BegCl (beginning cluster): Ch 2 (counts as dc), keeping last lp of each dc on hk, 2 dc in st or sp indicated, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hk.
Bpdc2tog (back post double crochet 2 sts tog): Yo, insert hk from back to front to back around post of last DC of shell, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hk (2 lps left on hk), skip sl st, rep into first DC of next shell until 3 lps on hk, yo and draw through all 3 lps. Counts as 1 st.
Bphdc (back post half double crochet): Yo, insert hk from back to front to back around post of st indicated, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 3 lps on hk.
Bpsc (back post single crochet): Insert hk from back to front to back around post of st indicated, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hk.
Cl (Cluster): Keeping last lp of each dc on hook, 3 dc in st indicated, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hk.
Fpsc (front post single crochet): Insert hk from front to back to front again around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a lp, complete as regular sc.
Join with Bpsc: Place slip knot on hk, working from back of fabric, insert hk from back to front to back around post of st indicated, yo and pull up lp around front of post and into back of fabric, yo and draw through 2 lps on hk.
Make Ear: (Work 2 tr in next st until last lp of each rem on hk) twice, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hk.
Picot-3: Ch 3, insert hk back into the top of the base st, yo, pull through all lps on hk.
Sc3tog (single crochet 3 sts tog): [Insert hk in next st, yo and pull up lp] 3 times, yo and draw through all lps on hk.
Shell: work 5 dc in same st.
Tr2tog (treble crochet 2 sts tog): Yo twice, insert hk in st indicated, yo and pull up lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps) twice - 2 lps on hk, sk indicated sts, rep into next st indicated until 3 lps on hk, yo and draw through all lps on hk.

INSTRUCTIONS:    

Note: The body of Owl is worked in rounds, the head and ears are worked in Rows. Odd numbered Rows are RS, even numbered are WS.

Rnd. 1: With A ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring, ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (12 dc)

Rnd. 2: Join B with sl st to any dc, BegCl, ch 2, [Cl in next dc, ch 2] around, join with sl st to top of Beg Cl. Finish off. (12 Cl, 12 ch-2)

Rnd. 3: Join C with sc to any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, [Fpsc around top of next Cl, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp] around omitting last 3 sc, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off. (36 sc, 12 Fpsc)

Rnd. 4: Join D with sl st to any Fpsc, [sk 1 st, Shell in next st, sk 1 st, sl st in next st] around ending with last sl st in same place as beg sl st. Finish off. (12 Shells, 12 sl st)

Rnd. 5: Join E with Bpsc to middle dc of any Shell, [Bphdc in next dc, Bpdc2tog, Bphdc in next dc, Bpsc in next dc] around omitting last Bpsc, join with sl st to beg Bpsc. (48 sts)

Rnd. 6: Ch 3, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around omitting last dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd. 7: [Sk 1 st, Shell in next st, sk 1 st, sl st in next st] 14 times, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dc in top of beg ch-3 of prev Rnd., turn. (14 Shells, 17 sts)

Row 8: Beg dc, dc in next 16 sts, turn. (17 dc)

Row 9: Rep Row 8, turn. (17 dc)

Row 10: Ch 3, Make Ear, ch 4, sc in next 11 dc, ch 4, Make Ear, ch 3, sl st in last dc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc, 2 Ears)

Row 11: Sl st up side of ch-3 and into top of Ear, picot-3 in top of ear, sl st down other side of ear (ch-4) and over next 11 sc, sl st up ch-4 of next Ear and into top of Ear, picot-3 in top of Ear, sl st down ch-3 of Ear. Finish off.

EYES – MAKE TWO

1. With F ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk, join with sl st to first sc. Finish off. (8 sc)
2. Working in BL, join G with sl st to any sc, ch 2 (count as hdc), hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each sc around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2. Finish off, leaving a long tail to sew Eyes to Owl. (16 hdc)

BEAK

1. With A ch 4, working in back ridges of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 2 chs. ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
2. Sc3tog. Finish off, leaving a long tail to sew Beak to Owl face.

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