Wednesday, May 2, 2018

CAL - Dishcloth #8

Today’s dishcloth was chosen by Mod Robin. Robin has been crocheting since 2011. If you look at her Ravelry projects, you will see that she has 1,230 projects listed. That’s amazing for someone who has been crocheting for a relatively short time. And that’s only the projects that she’s taken the time to document. I really don’t think that woman sleeps. I think she hooks during her sleep, and she’s plugged into a charger every night.

Robin actually taught herself to crochet using a “Learn to Crochet” kit and by watching YouTube videos. She also credits Ravelry and the BAMCAL (Block-a-Month) group – where she worked many, many afghan squares. Most of her FO's are given away to charity. Her favorite yarn is Red Heart Super Saver but she also likes Herrschner’s Worsted 8. These are perfect for afghans!

Robin likes to watch TV while hooking – as most of us do. She’s hardcore though – watching Netflix, VuDu, Amazon Video, and DVDs. She’s currently watching A Series of Unfortunate Events and Doc Martin on Netflix. Her favorite movies are fast-paced action like the Fast & Furious series and the Avengers movies. The New Thor is currently at the very top of her list. 

Robin's favorite project is her Oz'ghan.  She hooked it using the C2C method, and it turned out so awesome! I would hang this on my wall, too!

Robin has started to knit, and recently completed a brioche scarf. She really wants to learn to do the increases/decreases in order to make some cool designs. In crochet, she wants to learn interlocking crochet. That’s on my list, also.

Robin’s crochet tip: “Challenge yourself, but keep it fun. This is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable, so don’t turn it into work. Also – remember to breathe!”

This design is named after my beautiful DIL. She is such a sweet, loving wife to my youngest son and an awesome mom to my two grandchildren. She is truly my daughter.

Any Worsted Weight Cotton - I used Hobby Lobby Crafter’s Secret
A – Taupe (25)
B – Spa Blue (14)

Crochet hook size I/5.5 mm

9” square after blocking


Beg = beginning
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc = double crochet           
Hk = hook                
Lp = loop                 
Rep = repeat
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp = space/s
St/s = stitch/es

Tutorial for Begdc: No More Turning Chains!


Row 1: With A ch 25, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. (24 sc)

Row 2: Begdc in first st, 2 dc in next st, [sk next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st] to last 2 sts, sk next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn. (24 dc)

Row 3: Sc in first st and in each st across, turn. (24 sc)

Row 4: Begdc in first st, sk next 2 sts, [4 dc in next st, sk next 3 sts] to last st, 3 dc in last st, ch 1, turn. (24 dc)

Row 5: Sc in first st and in each st across, turn. (24 sc)           

Rows 6 – 17: Rep Rows 2 – 5 three times. At end of Row 17, ch 1 and turn. Continue to Border.


Rnd. 1: (Sc, hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 22 sts, (sc, hdc, sc) in last st of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 22 sc evenly across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of Row 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 22 chs,
(sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of Row 1.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 22 sc evenly across this side, join with
sl st to beg sc. Finish off.

Rnd. 2: Join Color B with sl st to any sc, ch 3, work 1 dc in each sc and 5 dc in each corner hdc, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

© 2018 Melinda Miller – All rights reserved 

If you'd like a tidy copy of this pattern in PDF form to save on your computer or in your Ravelry Library, you can purchase it here for only $1.99:  Jessica's Dishcloth.

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