Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Week 2 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 2 - Dishcloth CAL

Time for week number two of our Dishcloth CAL. Hope you have been keeping up so far. This week brings us two different designs and also some green grass and singing birds to boot. :) As Easter fast approaches, we'll pour ourselves a cup o' joe and make our kitchens spic n' span! Hope you enjoy this week's patterns! Have fun!















Cup O' Joe Dishcloth






MATERIALS:                       

Worsted Weight Cotton

Color A: Orange

Color B: Green

Crochet hook size I/5.5 mm
Tapestry needle

SIZE:                                     
8” wide X 9” tall – excluding handle

ABBREVIATIONS:                         

Beg = beginning
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/s
Rem = remaining
Rep = repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip stitch
St/s = stitch/es
Tr = triple crochet
Yo = yarn over


SPECIAL STITCHES:

Sc2tog = Work 1 sc into each of next 2 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 3 lps.

Sc3tog = Work 1 sc into each of next 3 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 4 lps.

Tr2tog = Work 1 tr into each of next 2 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 3 lps.

Tr3tog = Work 1 tr into each of next 3 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 4 lps.
 


INSTRUCTIONS

Cup: Begins at top of cup.

Row 1: With A ch 26, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Sc in first st and in each st to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 3 - 10: Rep Row 2.

Row 11: Sc into first st, [hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st] rep to end  joining Color B in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sk first st, sc in next st (counts as sc2tog), [sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc3tog] to end omitting last sc3tog, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 13: Rep Row 12. Finish off Color B, join Color A in last st, ch 3, turn.

Row 14: Sk first st, 1 tr into next st (counts as tr2tog), [dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr3tog] to end omitting last tr3tog, tr2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 15 – 26: Sc in first st, sc in next and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 27: Sk first st, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 28: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 29: Sk first st, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 30: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 31: Sk first st, sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (19 sc)

Row 32: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (19 sc)

Row 33: Sk first st, sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 34: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (17 sc) Do NOT finish off, continue to Border.

Border:

Work 3 sc in each corner and any number of sc evenly along sides of cup – st count doesn’t matter here, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Handle:

Row 1: With Color A – leave about an 18” tail and ch 24, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 4 chs, [2 sc in next ch, sc in next 5 chs] to end, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Row 2: Sc in first and rem sts.  Finish off leaving about an 18” tail. (26 sc)

With RS facing and following photo, sew on Handle using existing ends. The Handle should gently curve, and you can stretch it or damp block it into shape if needed. Weave in all ends, block if desired.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Week 1 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 1 - Dishcloth CAL

It's the first day of Spring, but the birds are not chirping here in Texas this morning. We just had a major hailstorm. What a way to welcome in Spring! On that note, we will welcome Spring with our Dishcloth CAL. Today begins Week One. Here are the two patterns. Do one, or both. I hope you have a wonderful Spring week!






Kelsey's Dishcloth


Kelsey’s Dishcloth

This pattern is named after my cute little niece.




SKILL  LEVEL:                     
Easy

MATERIALS:            
1 oz. Worsted weight cotton
Crochet hook size I/5.5 mm

SIZE:                                      
9” X 10”

ABBREVIATIONS:                           
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp = loop
Rep = repeat
St = stitch
Tch = Turning Chain
WS = Wrong Side

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Popcorn = Work 5 dc into next st, drop lp from hk, insert hk from front to back in first dc of group, pull dropped lp through st.


COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch  33.

Row 1: (WS) Dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in each of next 5 ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in each of next 7 ch, rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), skip first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, *popcorn in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc**, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, with last dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in each of next 6 sts, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * across, ending with last dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first 2 dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * across to tch, dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip first dc, *(dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times**, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, with last dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 twice more.
Then repeat Rows 2 – 3 once more. Do not finish off.

Border:

Ch 1, work 3 sc in corner, work any number of sc evenly across sides of cloth and 3 sc in corners, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

© 2013 Melinda Miller                                                                

Monday, March 18, 2013

Paisley's Dress - Installment #1

Abandoned Project

Have you ever started a crochet project, only to abandon it for some reason? Well, I have. Today I will share my latest project. 

I am trying to crochet a dress for my new granddaughter, Paisley, who will be born at the end of June. So I ordered the yarn from Herrschners. The pattern called for size 10 thread, so I ordered Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Size 10 Thread. It is much softer than cotton, and I thought it would be better for a baby.

I decided on this pattern, Rose Christening Set, by Delsie Rhoades. 





I also had another dress in mind. It is the Baby Crochet Dress by Carol Stephenson. 

I got almost all the way done with the bodice, when I realized that I had the bodice twisted from the very first chain! All that work down the drain! I don't know if you have ever worked with size 10 thread, but that is meticulous stitching. Especially with my eyesight. I was so depressed! My dear hubby took me out to Dairy Queen for a hot fudge sundae to cheer me up! How sweet is that! 


The twist is right at the bottom of the armhole section. No way to fix it, except to start completely over. So my next step is to decide whether I want to actually start over on the same pattern - or start a new one. I could start the other pattern that I liked. It requires baby weight yarn, which would be better for my eyes and easier to work with in general. 

So today I will spend researching baby weight yarns from Herrschners. If I decide on the second pattern, I will have to return the Bamboo yarn and replace it with baby weight yarn. I really hate all the drama of returning merchandise through the mail though. It's a pain. There's a lot of factors to consider here, so we'll see how this develops. Stay tuned for another installment of the baby dress saga. Let's hope I get this ready by the baby shower on June 1st. :)