Loopy Dishcloth or Afghan Square

Loopy Dishcloth or Afghan Square

by Julie Yeager Designs

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Materials: 12” Afghan Square

Pattern uses US crochet terms.

Color A: Terracotta (20 g)                  Color B: Tapestry variegated (13 g)                  Color C: Eggplant (19 g)                      Color D: Honey (21 g)                         Color E: Dusty Green (35 g)

Crochet Hook:  Size I

Special Stitches and abbreviations:

Bpsc – Back post single crochet – Insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops.

Bpdc – Back post double crochet – Insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops, yo and draw through two loops.

Ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a double crochet (dc.)

Instructions:

Round 1: With A, ch 5, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 3, 17 dc in ring, sl st to top of beginning ch-3 to join. Invisible join recommended throughout. Fasten off. (18 dc)

Round 2: Join B with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around next 17 st. Sl st to first sc of round. (18 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 17, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (18 sc, 18 ch-5 loops)

Round 4: Ch 1. Working behind Round 3, 2 dc in each sc of Round 2. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 5: Join C with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. (36 bpsc)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 35, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (36 sc, 36 ch-5 loops)

Round 7: Ch 1. Working behind Round 6, (2 dc in next sc of Round 5, 1 dc in next sc of Round 5) x 18. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (54 dc)

Round 8: Join D with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. (54 bpsc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 53, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (54 sc, 54 ch-5 loops)

Round 10: Ch 1. Working behind Round 9, (2 dc in next sc of Round 8, dc in each of next 2 sc of Round 8) x 18. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (72 dc)

Round 11: Join E with bpsc around any dc. Bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. (72 sc)

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 5, sc in next st) x 71, ch 5, sl st to first sc of round. (72 sc, 72 ch-5 loops) (Stop here if making dishcloth.)

Round 13: Ch 1. Working behind Round 12, (2 dc in next sc of Round 11, dc in each of next 5 sc of Round 11) x 12. Sl st to first dc of round. Fasten off. (84 dc)

Round 14: Join A with sc in any st. Sc in next 3 st, (hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st for corner, tr in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 8 st) x 4, omitting last 4 sc. Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (24 tr, 16 dc, 24 hdc, 32 sc, 4 ch-1 sp)

Round 15: Join B with sl st in any corner sp. Ch 2, 4 hdc in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st) x 12, ch 1, 5 hdc in next ch-1 sp] x 4, omitting last 5 hdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-2. Fasten off. (68 hdc, 52 ch-1 sp)

Round 16: Join C with sc in 3rd hdc of any corner, sc in same st. [Sc in next 2 st, dc in skipped st below in Round 14. (Sc in next st of Round 15, dc in next st of Round 14) x 11, sc in next st of Round 15, dc in corner sp of Round 14, sc in next 2 st of Round 15, 3 sc in next st of Round 15] x 4, omitting last 2 sc and placing last sc in same st as beg st of round. Sl st to first sc of round, fasten off. Mark the four corner stitches (center st of 3 sc group.) (52 dc, 76 sc)

Round 17: Join D with an sc in any stitch. Work a round of crab stitch (backwards single crochet) in each st of round. Fasten off. (128 crab st)

Round 18: Join E with bpsc around post of any st of Round 16. Ch 2, bpdc around post of each st of Round 16. Do not fasten off. (128 bpdc)

Round 19: Ch 3, dc in each st around, with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corners (use Round 16 markers to find corner.) Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (140 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 20: (If needed) Join A with sc in any st, sc in each st around, with 3 sc in corners. Sl st to beg st of round, fasten off. (152 sc)

Dishcloth

loopy dishcloth

Worsted weight cotton yarn

Color A: Lavender (a few yards)          Color B: Sugar & Cream Hot Blue (1 skein)

Crochet Hook size I (5.5 mm)

Work as for afghan square through Round 12.

Round 13: Ch 1. Working behind Round 12, (2 dc in next sc of Round 11, dc in each of next 3 sc of Round 11) x 18. Sl st to first dc of round. (90 dc)

Round 14: Ch 1, bpsc around each dc, sl st to first bpsc of round. Fasten off. (90 sc)

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