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Spring Meadows Dishcloth

Click here for larger image.Made with two strands of crochet cotton held together, this easy dishcloth is almost too pretty to use for cleaning!

Design by Annie Potter

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Size

10 inches in diameter

Materials

  • Elmore-Pisgah America's Best size 10 crochet cotton (white, cream & ecru: 225 yds per ball; solids & ombres: 150 yds per ball), 67 yds each:
    • #173 spring meadows
    • #519 raspberry
    • #55 light green
  • Size 0/2.50mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

With 2 strands held tog: Rnds 1 and 2 = 2 inches

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.
Join rounds with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Chain-3 at beginning of double crochet rounds counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
Chain-5 at beginning of double crochet rounds counts as first double crochet and chain-2 space unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches

Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in sp indicated.
Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in sp indicated.
Beginning chain-3 shell (beg ch-3 shell): Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in sp indicated.
Chain-3 shell (ch-3 shell): (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in sp indicated.
Beginning cluster (beg cl): Ch 4, holding back last lp of each tr on hook, 2 tr in indicated st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Cluster (cl): Holding back last lp of each tr on hook, 3 tr in indicated st, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.

Instructions

Center

Rnd 1 (RS): With 2 strands of spring meadows held tog, ch 5, join in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 23 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (see Pattern Notes), [dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in each of next 2 dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (24 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches) in same sp, shell (see Special Stitches) in each rem ch-2 sp around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 shells)
Rnd 4: Join raspberry with sc in ch-2 sp of any shell, beg shell in same sp, *ch 1, sc in sp between shells, ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * 6 times, ch 1, sc in sp between shells, ch 1, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 shells, 8 sc, 16 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, beg ch-3 shell (see Special Stitches) in same sp, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, ch-3 shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * 6 times, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (8 ch-3 shells, 8 sc, 16 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 6: Join light green with sc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp of any shell, ch 6, tr in next sc, ch 6, *sc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 6, tr in next sc, ch 6, rep from * around, join in first sc. (8 tr, 8 sc, 16 ch-6 sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-6 sp, ch 3, 7 dc in same sp, 8 dc in each rem ch-6 sp, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (128 dc)
Rnd 8: Sl st in each of next 3 dc, beg cl (see Special Stitches) in same st as last sl st made, ch 4, tr in next sp between sts, ch 4, cl (see Special Stitches) in next st, ch 1, *sk next 6 dc, cl in next st, ch 4, tr in next sp between sts, ch 4, cl in next st, ch 1, rep from * around, join in top of beg cl, fasten off. (32 cl, 16 tr, 32 ch-4 sps)
Rnd 9: Join raspberry with sc in first ch-4 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, sk next tr, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 1, *4 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk next tr, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (128 dc, 16 ch-2 sps, 16 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 10: Join spring meadows with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, rep from * around, join in first sc, fasten off. 

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