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Double-Flower Dishcloth

Double-Flower Dishcloth



A dimensional center flower and popcorn stitches give textural interest to this cheery dishcloth, which can also be a hot pad with the addition of a hanging loop.

Design by Kristen Stoltzfus

FINISHED MEASUREMENT

7 3/4 inches at widest point

MATERIALS

• Lily Sugar'n Cream medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn (2 1/2 oz/120 yds/71g per ball):

1 ball each #01699 tangerine and #01004 soft ecru

• Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Yarn needle

GAUGE

Rnds 1 and 2 = 3 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-2 at beginning of round does not count as first stitch unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

2-double crochet cluster (2-dc cl): [Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice in same st (3 lps on hook), yo, draw through all lps on hook.

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st.

Popcorn (pc): 4 tr in indicated st, draw up lp, remove hook, insert hook in first tr of 4-tr group, pick up dropped lp and draw through st on hook.

DISHCLOTH

Rnd 1 (RS): Beg at center with tangerine, ch 7, join (see Pattern Notes) in first ch to form ring, ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 6 times, join in first dc. (18 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2-dc cl (see Special Stitches) in first dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, 2-dc cl in next dc, ch 1] around, join in first 2-dc cl. (12 2-dc els, 12 dc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2-dc cl in first 2-dc cl, V-st (see Special Stitches) in ch-1 sp between dc sts, 2-dc cl in next 2-dc cl, sk next ch-1 sp, ch 21 around, join in first 2-dc cl.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2-dc cl in first 2-dc cl, dc in next dc of V-st, V-st in ch-2 sp of V-st, dc in next dc of V-st, 2-dc cl in next 2-dc cl, ch 2] around, join in first 2-dc cl. (12 2-dc els, 24 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [sc in first 2-dc cl, (3 tr, pc—see Special Stitches, 3 tr) in ch-2 sp of V-st, sc in next 2-dc cl, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp] around, join in first sc. Fasten off. (6 pc, 36 tr, 30 sc)

EDGING

Join soft ecru in next tr, ch 1, [hdc in each of next 3 tr, (hdc, 2 dc, hdc) in top of pc, hdc in each of next 3 tr, sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc, working on RS, dtr (see Stitch Guide) in ch-1 sp of rnd 2 directly below, sc in next 2 sc] around, join in first hdc. Fasten off. (6 dtr, 12 dc, 24 sc, 48 hdc)

FLOWER

Rnd 1: With soft ecru, form a slip ring (see illustration), ch 1, (sc, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 2) 6 times in ring, join in first sc, pull loose end to tighten ring. (18 tr)

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, [sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next tr, 3 hdc in next tr, sc in next tr, sc in ch-2 sp] around, join in first sc. Fasten off. (18 hdc, 24 sc)

FINISHING

Position Flower in center of Dishcloth, working through both thicknesses with tangerine, sl st Flower to Dishcloth working through sts of rnd 2 of Flower, join in first sl st. Fasten off.