Sunday, May 26, 2019

Vanessa's Dishcloth


Welcome to our very last dishcloth for the Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL 2019! Here is #8 – Vanessa’s Dishcloth.

This cloth uses the pretty puff stitch in a very elegant way. We’ll work 2 puff stitches into the same st/sp to create a cluster. This type of grouping makes not only a very nice texture, but is also very chic and sophisticated.

This dishcloth is named for my DIL Vanessa. She brings such joy into our lives, and I’m so happy that my son found her. She’s just as pretty and petite as all those puffs! 



PRIZES:  Cascade Yarns has generously donated some Nifty Cotton Yarn for prizes this year. This is the same yarn that I've used in all 8 dishcloth designs, and it is soooo nice. You won't want to miss out on this prize!

I'll also be giving away:
*Copies of the e-Book that contains all 8 patterns. You can add it to your Ravelry Library or store on your personal computer.
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MATERIALS:

CASCADE NIFTY COTTON
A:  (24) Peach – 92 yds.
B:  (08) Grape – 10 yds.
Crochet Hook: Size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry Needle
Size after blocking: 10” X 10”
ABBREVIATIONS:    
Beg = beginning
Begdc = beginning double crochet
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc= double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/loops
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip/skipped
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es
WS = wrong side
YO = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Puff St: Yo, insert hk into specified st/sp, yo and pull up a ½” tall lp (3 lps on hk), (yo, pull up long lp in same sp) 4 times, yo and draw through all 11 lps on hk to close. DO NOT make an additional ch 1.
Puff Cl (puff cluster): (Puff St, ch 1, Puff St) in same st/sp.

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

INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1: (WS) With A ch 32, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. (31 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Begdc in first st, [sk next st, Puff Cl in next st, sk next st, dc in next 7 sts] across, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 3: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 6 sts, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across omitting last 6 dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 4: (RS) Begdc in first st, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 5: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next dc, [sk next dc, Puff Cl in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next 2 dc] across omitting last dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 6: (RS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 5 dc, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across omitting last 5 dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 7: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next dc, [Puff Cl in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across omitting last dc, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Row 8: (RS) Begdc in first st, [sk next dc, Puff Cl in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of next Puff St, dc in next 2 dc] across, turn. (3 Puff Cl, 22 dc)

Rows 9 – 14: Rep Rows 3 – 8.

Rows 15 – 16: Rep Rows 3 – 4.

Row 17: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 6 dc, [sc in top of next Puff St, sc in next ch-1, sc in top of next Puff St, sc in next 7 dc] across omitting last 6 sc, turn. (31 sc)

Do not finish off, continue to Border.

BORDER
Rnd. 1:  (RS) Ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, sc in next 29 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last sc of row.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 29 sc evenly across this side.

Rotate cloth to work on bottom of Row 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in first ch, sc in next 29 chs, (sc, hdc, sc) in last ch of foundation chs.

Rotate cloth to work on vertical side, work 29 sc evenly across this side, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off A.

Rnd. 2: (RS) Join B with standing dc (or sl st, ch 3) to any side st, work 1 dc in each sc around and 5 dc in each corner hdc, join with sl st to beg dc. Finish off, weave in all ends.

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