Sandcastles Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern
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Size: About 9” wide, 8” long
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Orange (A) – 1½ oz, 75 yd (45 g, 68 yd); Yellow (B) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m); White (C) – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m)
Crochet Hook: Size H-8 (5.00 mm)
ch – chain
rnd - round
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet(s)
sl st(s) - slip stitch(es)
lp(s) – loop(s)
sp(s) - space(s)
rem – remaining
st(s) - stitch(es)
rep – repeat
yo - yarn over
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
Row 1: (Right Side) With Color A, ch 31, dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc), * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 5 ch; rep from * 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch. (24 dc) Change to Color B.
Row 2: With Color B, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * long-dc into corresponding skipped ch of Row 1, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending with long-dc into corresponding skipped ch of Row 1, dc in next 2 dc. Change to Color C.
The following Rows form the pattern. The color sequence is: (Color C, Color A, Color B) repeated.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, long-dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending with ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Change Color.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * long-dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending with long-dc, dc in next 2 dc. Change Color.
Rows 5-16: Following color sequence, rep Rows 3-4 six times.
At the end of Row 16, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, (right side facing), 3 sc in first dc, [sc in next dc or ch] across to last dc, 3 dc in last dc; * working in sides of rows, evenly work 21 sc *; working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, [sc in next ch] across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; rep from * to * once; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2:Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner 3-sc group; join. Finish off and weave in ends.