While I was shopping for groceries not long ago, I saw a set of Easter hand towels and snatched them up for the hope chest. I knew they would just match the colors of these dishcloths.
This "Vintage Rose" crocheted granny round dishcloth has a very simple raised center and is crocheted from my latest pattern. Because the center might be a little tricky for some, this post includes a tutorial with extra pictures. But, if you want the pattern without all the interruptions, just follow the link to print the instructions from a pdf pattern.
Size: 8 ½ inch diameter
Materials: 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn, Color A (yellow), Color B (rose pink), Size G crochet hook
Foundation ring: With Color A (yellow), ch 4. Join with a sl st in first chain to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 3. (Counts as first dc.) Make 14 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of chain 3. (15 dc.)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch. Ch 4. Skip next dc. * Sc in next dc, ch 4, skip next dc.* Repeat between ** around. Join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in the end. (8 ch-4 spaces.)
Flower Petal Rounds
Row 3: With the right side facing, and keeping the ch-4 loop in front of the hook, cast on with the Color B (pink) in any skipped dc from row 2.
Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch. Ch 1. Make (3 dc, ch 1) in each skipped dc around, keeping the ch-4 loop in front of the hook. Join with a sl st to the top of beg ch-3.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same stitch as joining. 2 dc in next 2 dc, skip ch 1. Make 2 dc in each dc around, skipping each ch-1 space. Join with sl st to the top of beg ch-3.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same stitch as joining. Ch 2. Skip next stitch. (2 dc, ch 2, skip next stitch) around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Sl st in next dc and in ch-2 space.
Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in space at bottom of chain. Ch 1. (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-2 space around. Join with sl st to the top of beg ch-3. Sl st in next 2 dc and in ch-2 space.
The picture below shows the ending of row 6. The hook is pointing at the join in the top of the ch 3 and the slip stitches in the next 2 dc and in the space. It also shows the rising ch 3 of row 7.
Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in space at bottom of chain. Ch 1. (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 space around. Join with sl st to the top of beg ch-3.
Row 8: Sl st in next dc. * 4 dc in next ch-1 space. Skip next dc, sc in next dc.* Repeat between ** around. Join with sl st in beg sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Lightly steam the dishcloth with a steam iron held just above the fabric. This helps set the stitches and gives a nice finish to the dishcloth, especially if you intend to give it as a gift. I'm feeling very pleased with how the pattern turned out. I hope you like it...