5 Little Monsters: Valentine Dishcloth Collection: #4 Heart Rows

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Dishcloth Collection: #4 Heart Rows


It's time for the fourth and last Valentine dishcloth. I meant to get this up last week but life was a little crazy so I am finally getting it up today. It is still early enough to make it before Valentine's Day so I guess I'm not too late.

To be perfectly honest, this was probably my least favorite dishcloth to make, not because of how it looks, I thought it turned out nice enough, but because there were a lot of ends to weave in. I'm just lazy I guess, but I really don't like weaving in ends. I don't want to scare you off, it really isn't that bad. You have to cut the yarn after the heart rows as well as the white rows in between so there are like 4 ends to weave in after that first section. I think the biggest problem for me was that I had envisioned the hearts going up the whole dishcloth, having probably 5 heart rows rather than just 2 but after I realized that I would have to cut my yarn each time I decided to just do one row of each color at the bottom and leave the rest plain. I think it worked even if the idea was a result of laziness.




Because I left such a big portion of the dishcloth plain white double crochets I decided to do a 2 color border to add a little more interest. The border is just made of single crochets and chains so it is really easy to do. I thought it added a nice pop of color all around the edge.


Heart Rows Dishcloth

Supplies
  • 100% cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar and Cream in White, Hot Pink, and Rose Pink)
  • H crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Finished size about 9 inches x 10 inches

Start by chaining 29

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook (first 3 count as first dc), and in each ch after that to the end, change color (27 dc)

Row 2: with pink yarn ch 3, dc in same stitch, ch 2, skip 5, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next stitch, skip 6] repeat 1 more time, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next stitch, skip 5, 2 dc in last stitch (top of ch 3) change back to white (3 shells and 2 half shells)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first stitch, ch 1, dc in the 2nd and 3rd skipped stitches from the last white row (you skipped 5 dc so you will skip 1 then dc in the next 2, your dc should wrap around the pink ch from row 2), [ch 2, sc in ch 1 space, ch 2, dc in 3rd and 4th skipped stitches from row 1] repeat 2 more times, ch 1, sc in last stitch (5 sc, 8 dc, 6 ch 2 spaces, 2 ch 1 spaces)

Row 4: ch 3, dc in each stitch across, once in each dc or sc, once in each ch 1 space and twice in each ch 2 space, change to pink (27 dc)

Row 5: repeat row 2

Row 6: repeat row 3

Row 7: repeat row 4

Row 8-14: ch 3, dc in each stitch (27 dc)

To make the border I did not cut the white yarn but just left it hanging out of the way while I crocheted the first round then picked it back up to work the second row. Starting in the same corner where you finished, attach pink yarn.

Round 1: ch 1, sc in corner, ch 1, sc in same corner, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next sc (when working on the sides I worked 2 sc in the side of each dc so when skipping stitches I would sc close to one end of the dc then ch one and sc close to the same end of the next dc, you will work into the skipped parts on the next row), continue the pattern of sc, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, ch 1, skip 1... all the way around, in each corner work (sc, ch 1, sc), when you have gone all the way around slip stitch to the first stitch, cut yarn and finish off.

Round 2: pick up white yarn and work this round just like the first round sc, ch 1, sk 1..., working into the skipped stitches from the edge of the dishcloth (same place you worked the stitches in round 1), in the corners of this round you will work (ch 1, sc between 2 pink sc, ch 1), when you have worked all the way around the dishcloth slip stitch to the beginning of the round, finish off and weave in all ends.


Hopefully that all makes sense. It is not a hard pattern to make, just a little hard to explain, but once it is done you end up with a fun row of hearts.  I hope you have enjoyed the Valentine Dishcloth patterns. If you missed any you can find them here:




1 comment :

  1. NOT laziness, sweetie - Efficiency!! LOL. Who wants to weave in a bunch of ends on a use-it-every-day project like a cloth? Not me, either! :D

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