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Dainty Dishcloths

Courtesy of FreePatterns.com.

Designs By Lucille LaFlamme

Colorful pearl cotton make these dishcloths a delight to the eyes as well as handy dish scrubbies!

Experience Level
Intermediate

Pink & Peach Dishcloth

Finished Measurement
Approximately 9 1/2" square

Materials

  • #5 pearl cotton: 38 yds each dark pink and peach and 34 yds ecru
  • Size C/2 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
Rnds 1-3 of motif = 1 3/4" square
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Note
Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitches
Shell: [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in indicated sp or st.
Joining ch-5 sp: Ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-5 sp on previous motif, ch 2.

Motif
Note: Make 2 each dark pink and peach.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 10, join to form a ring, ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch-2 throughout), [{6 dc, ch 2} 3 times, 5 dc] in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same sp, ch 3, [{3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc} in next sp, ch 3] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *shell in next sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3 **, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, *shell in corner shell sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 3 **, dc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Ch 5, *sk 2 dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, shell in corner shell sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3 **, dc in next dc, ch 2, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 6: Ch 5, *dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, shell in corner shell sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 3 **, dc in next dc, ch 2, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5, fasten off.

Border & Joining
First motif
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach ecru with a sl st in any corner shell sp on any motif, ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch-1), [dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc] in same sp, *ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, [sk next dc or next ch st, dc in next st, ch 1] rep across to corner shell sp **, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc] in corner sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 3, [2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc] in corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next dc] rep across to first dc of next corner dc group, rep from * around, ending with ch 5, join in beg sc, fasten off.

Rem 3 motifs
Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 1 of first motif.
Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 2 of first motif, joining opposite color motifs on as many sides as are necessary to form a square of 2 rows of 2 motifs each, by replacing each ch-5 sp including corner ch-5 sps on side or sides to be joined with a joining ch-5 sp.

Edging
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach peach with a sl st in center ch of any corner ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 5, [sc in next sp, ch 5] rep across to first joining ch-5 sp between motifs, sk first joining ch-5 sp, sc in joining sl st, ch 5, sk next joining ch-5 sp, [sc in next sp, ch 5] rep across to next corner **, sc in center ch of corner ch-5 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc, fasten off.
Rnd 2: With RS facing, attach dark pink with a sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 5, [sc in next sp, ch 5] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off.

Lavender & Blue Dishcloth

Finished Measurement
10" square

Materials

  • #5 pearl cotton: 52 yds ecru and 49 yds each lavender and blue
  • Size C/2 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
Rnds 1-3 of motif = 2" in diameter
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Note
Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitches
3-dc cl: Holding back on hook last lp of each st, 3 dc in indicated st or sp, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.
Beg 3-dc cl: Ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-5 sp on previous motif, ch 2.
Joining ch-4 sp: Ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-4 sp on previous motif, ch 2.
Joining ch-6 sp: Ch 3, sl st in corresponding ch-6 sp on previous motif, ch 3.

Motif
Note: Make 2 each lavender and blue.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 4 (counts as first tr), 15 tr in ring, join in 4th ch of beg ch-4. (16 tr)
Rnd 2: Beg 3-dc cl in same st as joining, ch 2, [3-dc cl in next tr, ch 2] rep around, join in top of beg 3-dc cl. (16 3-dc cls)
Rnd 3: Sl st in first sp, beg 3-dc cl in same sp, ch 2, [3-dc cl in next sp, ch 2] twice, *[3-dc cl, ch 4, 3-dc cl] in next sp, ch 2 **, [3-dc cl in next sp, ch 2] 3 times, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in top of beg 3-dc cl.
Rnd 4: Sl st in first sp, beg 3-dc cl in same sp, ch 3, [3-dc cl in next sp, ch 3] twice, *[3-dc cl, ch 5, 3-dc cl] in next sp, ch 3 **, [3-dc cl in next sp, ch 3] 4 times, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 3-dc cl in next sp, ch 3, join in top of beg 3-dc cl.
Rnd 5: Ch 6 (counts as first tr, ch-2), tr in same st as joining, [{tr, ch 2, tr} in top of next 3-dc cl] 3 times, *[tr, ch 5, tr] in ch-5 sp **, [{tr, ch 2, tr} in top of next 3-dc cl] rep across to next ch-5 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, [{tr, ch 2, tr} in top of next 3-dc cl] twice, join in 4th ch of beg ch-6, fasten off.

Border & Joining
First motif
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach ecru with a sl st in first ch-2 sp to the left of any corner ch-5 sp on any motif, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 2 dc in same sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next sp] rep across to corner ch-5 sp, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in corner ch-5 sp, ch 2 **, 3 dc in next sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, [dc, ch 4, 2 dc] in same st as last sl st, [{2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc} in center dc of next 3-dc group] 5 times, *ch 2, [3 dc, ch 6, 3 dc] in corner sp, ch 2, sk next 3 dc **, [2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc] in center dc of next 3-dc group] 6 times, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Rem 3 motifs
Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 1 of first motif.
Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 2 of first motif, joining opposite color motifs on as many sides as are necessary to form a square of 2 rows of 2 motifs each, by replacing each ch-4 sp with a joining ch-4 sp and each corner ch-6 sp with a joining ch-6 sp on side or sides to be joined.

Edging
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach lavender with a sl st in any corner ch-6 sp, ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same sp, *ch 1, [3 dc in next sp, ch 1] rep across to next corner ch-6 sp **, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in corner ch-6 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Rnd 2: With RS facing, attach blue in any corner sp, ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same sp, *ch 1, [3 dc in next sp, ch 1] rep across to next corner sp **, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in corner sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Green & Yellow Dishcloth

Finished Measurement
Approximately 10" square

Materials

  • #5 pearl cotton: 46 yds each green and yellow and 44 yds ecru
  • Size C/2 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
Motif = 3 1/4" square
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Note
Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitches
2-dc cl: Holding back on hook last lp of each st, 2 dc in indicated st or sp, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Beg 2-dc cl: [Ch 2, dc] in indicated sp or st.
Joining ch-5 sp: Ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-5 sp on previous motif, ch 2.
Joining ch-7 sp: Ch 3, sl st in corresponding ch-7 sp on previous motif, ch 3.

Motif
Note: Make 2 each green and yellow.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 32, dc in 4th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 2 chs] rep across, ch 1, turn. (7 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2: Sc in each of first 2 dc, [ch 2, sc in each of next 2 dc] rep across, turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), dc in next sc, [ch 2, dc in each of next 2 sc] rep across, ch 1, turn. (7 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 4-17: Rep Rows 2 and 3 alternately; at end of Row 17, do not ch 1; fasten off.

Border & Joining
First motif
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach ecru with a sl st in last dc of last row on any motif; ch 1, sc in same st; working over ends of rows, *[ch 5, sc over end st of next sc row] 8 times, ch 5, sc in corner st, [ch 5, sk ch-2 sp, sc between next 2 dc] 6 times, ch 5 *, sc in next corner st, rep from * to *, join in beg sc.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-5 sp, [beg 2-dc cl, ch 5, 2-dc cl] in same sp, [{2-dc cl, ch 5, 2-dc cl} in next sp] 8 times, ch 7 for corner sp, *[{2-dc cl, ch 5, 2-dc cl} in next sp] 7 times, ch 7 *, [{2-dc cl, ch 5, 2-dc cl} in next sp] 9 times, ch 7, rep from * to *, join in top of beg 2-dc cl, fasten off.

Rem 3 motifs
Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 1 of first motif.
Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 2 of first motif, joining opposite color motifs on as many sides as are necessary to form a square of 2 rows of 2 motifs each, by replacing each ch-5 sp on side or sides to be joined with a joining ch-5 sp and each corner ch-7 sp on side or sides to be joined with a joining ch-7 sp.

Edging
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach yellow with a sl st in any corner sp, [beg 2-dc cl, {ch 5, 2-dc cl} twice] in same sp, *ch 5, [2-dc cl in next sp, ch 5] rep across to next corner **, [2-dc cl, {ch 5, 2-dc cl} twice] in corner sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in top of beg 2-dc cl, fasten off.
Rnd 2: With RS facing, attach green with a sl st in top of beg 2-dc cl, beg 2-dc cl in same st, *ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2 **, 2-dc cl in top of next 2-dc cl, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in top of beg 2-dc cl, fasten off.

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