Saturday, February 19, 2011

Simply Sophisticated Shells Dish Cloth

*FREE PATTERN*
Simply Sophisticated Shells Dish Cloth

Skill Level: Easy
Materials:
· Sugar’n Cream Stripes Cotton Medium (worsted) weight yarn
(2 oz/56.7 g/ 95 yds
· H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
· Tapestry Needle

Pattern Notes:
Chain 3 at beginning of each round counts as first double crochet.

Special Stitches:
Popcorn: Dc in indicated space 5 times, take hook out of loop and insert into first Dc made, then back into the dropped loop. Pull the loop through the first Dc.

Shell: (2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in indicated space.V-St: (Dc, Ch1, Dc) in indicated space.

Gauge: First 3 rounds of pattern = 2 ½” Across

Instructions:
Rnd 1: Ch2, 5 Sc in second Ch from Hk; Join with Sl St in first Sc. (5 Sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, Dc 4 times in same St as Sl St (base of Ch3), take hook out of loop and insert into first Dc made (top of Ch3), then back into the dropped loop. Pull the loop through the first Dc, Ch2 , *Popcorn in next Sc, Ch2*; Repeat from * to * 4 times. Join with Sl St in top of beg Ch3. Sl St in next Ch2 Sp. (5 Popcorn Sts, 5 Ch2 Sps)

Rnd 3: Ch3, (1 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in same Sp as Sl St, Ch1, [Shell in next Ch2 Sp, Ch1] 4 times. Join with Sl St in top of beg Ch3. Sl St in next Dc and Ch2 Sp. (5 Shells)

Rnd 4: Ch3, (1 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in same Sp as Sl St, V-St in next Ch1 Sp, [Shell in next Ch2 Sp, V-St in next Ch1 Sp] 4 times. Join with Sl St in top of beg Ch3. Sl St in next Dc and Ch2 Sp.
(5 Shells, 5 V-Sts)

Rnd 5: Ch3, (1 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in same Sp as Sl St, (Ch1, Shell) in each Ch1 and Ch2 Sp around, Ch1. Join with Sl St in top of beg Ch3. Sl St in next Dc and Ch2 Sp.(10 Shells)

Rnd 6: Ch3, (1 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in same Sp as Sl St, V-St in next Ch1 Sp, [Shell in next Ch2 Sp, V-St in next Ch1 Sp] 9 times. Join with Sl St in top of beg Ch3. Sl St in next Dc and Ch2 Sp. (10 Shells, 10 V-Sts)

Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 5. (20 Shells)

Rnd 8: Ch3, (1 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in same Sp as Sl St, V-St in next Ch1 Sp, [Shell in next Ch2 Sp, V-St in next Ch1 Sp] 9 times. Join with Sl St in top of beg Ch3. Sl St in next Dc.
(20 Shells, 20 V-Sts)

Note: Shell in the V-Sts, and Sl St in Ch2 Sp of the each Shell.
Rnd 9: [Sl St in next Ch2 Sp, Shell in next Ch1 Sp] 20 times. Join with Sl St in first Sl St of round. (20 Shells, 20 Sl Sts not including joining Sl St)

Fasten off leaving at least 6” and weave in ends securely with tapestry needle.

2 comments:

Merri said...

Very Cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

Cheers! :)

Sherryknit said...

1st time here. Love your blog.
This shell dish cloth is very pretty. I love the shell design.

I want to make your hat fab ski hat. all the sudden I want to make flap hats. It's funny how ya get stuck on something and ya want to make a dozen.

Have a Great Day.