Saturday, June 28, 2008

Knitting: Chain, Lacy Crochet Dishcloth

Chain Dishcloth
Designer: Unknown

Materials: Two colors of worsted weigh yarn; crochet hook size H.
Size: 9" x 10"
Directions:
With color A, ch 62.
Row 1: (right side) sc in 2nd chfrom hook, (ch 3, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch) across: 15 ch-3 spaces.
Note: Mark right side.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in 1 st sc, (ch 3, sc in next sc) across.
Row 3: Repeat row 2, end off color A.
Row 4 - 5: Join color B, repeat Row 2, end off.
Repeat Row 2 for the rest of the dishcloth. Do 4 rows of color A and 2 rows of color B. Repeat until you reach desired length. Make sure you end with 4 rows of color A. The designer did 5 groups of color A and 4 groups of Color B to get the 9 x 10 size.
Edging: Ch 1, do not turn, sc evenly around entire dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner, join with sl st to 1st sc, finish off.



Lacy Crochet Dishcloth
Designer: Unknown

Materials: Worsted weight cotton, Size 5.00m crochet hook (US H/8)
Directions:
Ch 41
Base row: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch, rep from * to end, turn. (39 sts.)
Row 1: Ch 2, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, *dc in first st, ch1, skip next st, dc in next st, 1 long dc (insert hook in ch 1 sp 2 rows below), rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1 skip next st, dc in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, skip next sp, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, ch1, skip next sp, dc in last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch2, *dc in first st, 1 long dc over next sp, dc in next st, ch1, skip next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in next st, 1 long dc over next sp, dc in last st, turn.

Repeat rows 1 - 4 until work measures 11 in, from beginning. Fasten off.

Edging : Work 1 rnd sc evenly around entire outer edge, working 3 sc in each corner, sl st in first st.
Next round: Ch 2, dc in each st, working 3 dc in each corner st, sl st in top of turning ch. Fasten off. Tie in loose ends.

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