Friday, April 11, 2008

Heart Dishcloth

NOTE: Rows 31a and 31b should read "dec, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 2 times more, dec"
Both rows have been corrected. I'm sorry for any inconvenience! Thanks Oreo, for bringing it to my attention. :)

Finished size: Approximately 10 x 11 inches

Materials: (US) size G hook, 2 oz. Worsted Weight Cotton in desired color (Example was made using Peaches ‘n Cream’s Spring Meadows)

Ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook to form loop.
Row 1: 3 sc in loop, ch 1, turn. (Turning ch does NOT count as a sc now and throughout.)
Row 2: 2 sc in fl of first st, sc in bl of next st, 2 sc in fl of last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: 2 sc in fl of first st, sc in bl of next st, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * to last st (there will be one st remaining to be worked), 2 sc in fl of last st, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4-20: Repeat row 3. (There will be 41 sc in row 20.)
Row 21: sc in fl of first st, *sc in bl of next st, sc in fl of next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 22-26: Repeat row 21.

**Note: Rows 27-31 are worked in two parts. I've labeled the rows 27a-31a and 27b-31b with all of the "a" rows and "b" rows being worked consecutively by number. In other words, you’ll work all of the a rows, then all of the b rows.

Row 27a: Insert hook through fl of first st, yo and draw up loop, insert hook through bl of next st and draw up loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (dec made), *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 7 times more, dec, there will be 21 sts remaining from row 26 to be worked, we'll get to those shortly, ch 1, turn.
Row 28a: dec, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 6 times more, dec, ch 1, turn.
Row 29a: dec, * sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 5 times more, dec, ch 1, turn.
Row 30a: dec twice, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 2 times more, dec twice, ch 1, turn.
Row 31a: dec, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 2 times more, dec, fasten off.

Row 27b: Picking up where you left off on row 20a, skip 1 sc, join yarn in fl of next sc, dec, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 7 times more, dec, ch 1, turn.
Row 28b: Repeat row 28a.
Row 29b: Repeat row 29a.
Row 30b: dec twice, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 2 times more, dec twice, ch 1, turn.
Row 31b: dec, *sc in fl of next st, sc in bl of next st, rep from * 2 times more, dec, ch 1, do NOT fasten off

Edging:
Rnd 1: 2 sc in end of row 31 b, *sc in end of next 2 rows, 2 sc in end of next row, repeat from * 9 times more, sc in end of next row (you should now be at the beginning loop), 3 sc in beginning loop, sc in end of next row, *2 sc in end of next row, sc in end of next 2 rows, repeat from * 9 times more, 2 sc in end of row 31a, sc in ea st across row 31a, 2 sc in end of row 31a, sc in end of rows 30a, 29a, 28a, and 27a, sc in un-worked st from row 26, sc in end of each row 27b-30b, 2 sc in end of row 31b, sc in ea st across row 31b, join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Rnd 2: sc in same st, *skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st, rep from * 10 times, 3 dc in next st, sc in next st, *skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st, rep from * 10 times, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st, *skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st, rep from * 6 times, skip next st, 3 dc in next st, sl st in top of beg sc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Designed and written by April Moreland
© 2008 All rights reserved

12 comments:

  1. Ifound the Heart Discloth very interesting but am a loss as to how many stiches to cast on to start. Sorry I am so dense.

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  2. My appologies Maggie. I never realized the error. I'm correcting it now. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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  3. Hi April,
    I have started to crochet the heart shaped dishcloth and am loving how it is turning out so far. I just have one question, in rows 21-26 do you mean for all the stitches to be in the back loop or do they alternate like before?
    Thanks, Kate

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  4. Hi Kate, yup... you alternate between the back and front loops throughout the whole thing... Now that I look at it, I see where i went wrong in writing this one up. It's one of the very first patterns I wrote. :) I'll get it corrected asap!

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  5. I am stumped, I got to row 31a with no problems, but on this row, I run out of stitches, doing the sc fl, sc bl a total of 6 times before last dec. What I am left with from row 30a is enough stitches to do the starting dc, 3 total of the sc fl, sc bl, and last dec. on row 31a. Help!

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  6. That was a typo Oreo, sorry about that. I've corrected rows 31a and 31b. Please let me know if this isn't right or if you have any other problems. Thanks for letting me know there was a problem with the pattern. I appreciate any and all feedback! :)

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  7. Whew! Thank You, Thought I had too many fingers and toes all of a sudden. LOL. Kidding aside I love this pattern, thank you for devoting your time to such a beautiful piece.

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  8. You're welcome, and thank you for the awesome compliment! I'm glad you like the pattern :)

    This was one of the very first things I designed so it's not written as well as it should be.

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  9. Just found your pattern and really like it. I am almost done, but it is not adding up. On row 27a you say there will be 21 sts remaining. I have 41 sts to work with if I do the 27a row that leaves me with 26 sts to be worked. which means I will have a major gap in the middle once the other side is worked. What am I missing?

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  10. Stacey,
    I went over the pattern and it seems correct to me. There should be a total of 41 stitches when you complete row 26. You will make a decrease at the beginning of 27a, then work across the next 16 stitches, then make another decrease. This should add up to 20 stitches leaving 21 unworked. The center stitch doesn't get worked, you will skip that one and join a new piece of yarn for 27b and work across the last 20 stitches of that row.

    I hope that all made sense! Please let me know if you have any other questions. :)

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  11. Thank you for the dishcloth pattern. I just finished it. I used a variegated red/ pink cotton and it came out wonderfully!

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  12. Thanks again, April. Very fun heart-shaped cloth. Love it. I'll try my hand at crocheting.

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