Thursday, November 17, 2011

AUTUMN NATURE DISHCLOTH

~Autumn Nature Dishcloth~
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
G hook and Cotton Yarn
Abbreviations: CL=Cluster. FPDC=Front Post Double Crochet. BPDC=Back Post Double Crochet. BPSC=Back Post Single Crochet
SPECIAL STITCHES & NOTES:
~BEG CL CORNER: Ch2 and keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in st or sp indicated; YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Ch2, then work a Cluster in same st.
~CLUSTER St (CL): Keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 3 dc in st or sp indicated; YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
NOTES: IN round 7 when you do the 2nd BPDC around the sc, make sure you work in front of the 1st dc you did.  
CH1 SPACES: These are the spaces between the cluster sts, they won’t look much like a ch1 sp, but they are there.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th ch fr hook.  Join. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st.  2DC in each st around.  Join with a sl st around post of beg ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3  *BPDC around next dc, FPDC around next dc* repeat around ending with a BPDC.  Join in top of ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 4: Ch2 and keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in same st as joining. YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.   [Ch1, skip a st (CL, Ch2, CL) in next st. Ch1, skip a st, CL in next st.]5Xs. Ch1, skip a st, (CL, Ch2, CL) in next st.  Ch1, sl st in top of next cl. (18cl, 12ch1, 6ch2)

Rnd 5: Sl st in ch1 sp and Ch3 (3DC). [Ch1, sc in ch2 sp, (ch1, 4DC in ch1 sp)twice.]5Xs.  Ch1, SC in ch2 sp, Ch1, 4DC in last ch1 sp. Ch1 and join with a sl st around post of 1st ch3. (48dc & 6sc)

Rnd 6: Ch1, BPSC around the same st as joining. Ch2, BPDC around 3sts.  [+2 BPDC around post of next sc *see notes.+ BPDC in 8sts+]5Xs.  Repeat between ++ once then BPDC around last 4sts. Join in top of beg ch2.  (60dc)

Rnd 7: Work a beg CL Corner *See special sts.  [+Ch1, CL in next st, Ch1, HDC in 3sts, SC in 6sts, HDC in 3sts, Ch1, CL in next st, ch1,+ (CL, ch2, CL) in next st] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join in top of beg cl. (24hdc, 24sc, 16cl)

Rnd 8: Sl st into ch2 and Beg CL Corner. [+(Ch1, CL in next cl, Ch1, CL in ch1 sp)twice, ch1, HDC in 12sts, (Ch1, CL in ch1 sp, Ch1, CL in next cl)twice. Ch1,+ (CL, Ch2, CL) in next ch2 sp.] 3Xs Then repeat ++ once and join in  top of next cl.  (48hdc & 40cl)

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For more info on abbreviations and links to sites and videos that will help with certain stitches, please see my blog, “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

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