Friday, May 4, 2018

CAL - Dishcloth #9

Today's dishcloth uses chain loops in a way that brings texture to the cloth. Texture is important when scrubbing dishes, so I try to incorporate some in many of my dishcloth designs. This particular stitch is very easy to work and also just looks pretty. You can work it in one or more solid colors, or even a variegated would look nice. I used three solid colors for the body and then a complementary color for the border. 






MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

ANY WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON
I USED HOBBY LOBBY CRAFTER’S SECRET
A: MANGO 58
B: PALE YELLOW 19
C: ROSE QUARTZ 16
D: TAUPE 25
        
CROCHET HOOK SIZE I / 5.5 mm
TAPESTRY NEEDLE

SIZE AFTER BLOCKING:
10” X 10”

ABBREVIATIONS:    
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Bet = between
Ch = chain
Dc= double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/s
Pat = pattern
Prev = previous
Rep = repeat
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip st
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es

The Begdc can be replaced with 3 chains.
Tutorial for Begdc: NO MORE TURNING CHAINS!

INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1: (RS) With A ch 26, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 2 chs, [ch 7, sk next 3 chs, sc in next 5 chs] to end omitting last 2 sc, turn. (16 sc, 3 ch-7)

Row 2: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, [keeping the ch-7 behind work – tr into next 3 unworked base chs, dc in next 5 sc] to end omitting last 2 dc, ch 1, turn. (16 dc, 9 tr)

Row 3: Sc in first st, [ch 7, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st while picking up the ch-7 lp below, ch 7, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st] to end, turn. (7 sc, 6 ch-7)

Row 4: Begdc in first st, [keeping the ch-7 behind work – tr into next 3 unworked sts, dc in next st] to end, ch 1, turn. (7 dc, 18 tr)

Row 5: Sc in first 2 sts, [sc in next st while picking up the ch-7 lp below, ch 7, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st while picking up the ch-7 lp below, sc in next 3 sts] to end omitting last sc, turn. (16 sc, 3 ch-7)

Row 6: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, [keeping the ch-7 behind work – tr into next 3 unworked sts of row below, dc in next 5 sc] to end omitting last 2 dc. Finish off, turn.

Join Color B with sc in first st (counts as first sc of row), rep Rows 3 – 6  (ch 1, do not finish off), then Rows 3 – 4. Do not ch-1, finish off, turn.

Join Color C with sc in first st (counts as first sc of row), rep Rows 5 – 6 (do not finish off – ch 1 and turn), then Rows 3 – 6 (do not finish off – ch 1 and turn).

Last Row: (RS) Sc in first 4 sts, [sc in next st while picking up the ch-7 lp below, sc in next 7 sts] to end omitting last 3 sc. Finish off.
  
BORDER

Rnd. 1: With RS facing, join D with sc to the top right sc of last row just made, (hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 23 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last dc of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 23 sc evenly sp across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of Row 1, (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 sp across this side, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd. 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in same st, work 3 hdc in each corner hdc and 1 hdc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg hdc. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

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