Friday, January 11, 2019

Dreaming of Spring Dishcloth

Is anyone else dreaming of spring?  During my quiet time over Christmas, I worked on some crochet and sewing pattern ideas, drawn towards springtime colors and designs.  This is one that I sketched out but didn't make until last weekend.  I'm in love with this beautiful round dishcloth/washcloth!  Although it looks complex, this design is beginner friendly.



Supplies:
Cotton yarn, 50-60 yards (samples created with Premier Home Yarn)
Crochet hook size I, or preferred size for your choice of yarn.  Gauge is not important.
Scissors
Yarn Needle

Stitches Used:
Slip stitch
Double Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Chain
Three Double Crochet Puff stitch

Puff stitch directions: Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yarn over, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.  2 loops remain on the hook.  In the same stitch, repeat the preceding step twice. You should have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook.  The puff stitch is complete.

Note: Chain at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch

Chain four, slip stitch in the last loop to make a circle.  (Alternatively, you can start with a magic circle.)

Row 1: Chain two, 11 DC in the circle. Slip stitch to join.   (12 stitches total)

Row 2: Chain two, complete one puff stitch in the same stitch as the chain.  {chain 2, complete one puff stitch in the next stitch, repeat 11 times} Slip stitch to join. (12 puff stitches, 24 chains total)

     


Row 3: Slip stitch in next stitch, slip stitch into the first chain two space.  Chain 2, 3DC in the chain space.  {4 DC in each chain space, repeat 11 times} Slip stitch to join.  (48 stitches total)

Row 4: Chain two, DC in the same stitch, DC in each of the next three stitches.  {2 DC in next stitch, DC in next three stitches, repeat 11 times} Slip stitch to join.  (60 stitches total)

Row 5:  Chain two, DC in the same stitch, DC in each of the next four stitches.  {2 DC in next stitch, DC in next four stitches, repeat 11 times} Slip stitch to join.  (72 stitches total)

Row 6:  Chain one, HDC in the same stitch, HDC in each of the next five stitches.  {2 HDC in next stitch, HDC in next five stitches, repeat 11 times} Slip stitch to join.  (84 stitches total)

Row 7: Slip stitch in the first stitch.  Skip one stitch.  5 DC in next stitch.  Skip one stitch.  Slip stitch in next {Skip one stitch, 5DC in next stitch, skip one stitch, slip stitch in next.  Repeat 19 times} Slip stitch to join.  Bind off.  Weave in ends.

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 Happy Crafting!
💗 Grandma Duck 💗

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