Thursday, April 21, 2005

Sunshine Dishcloth


Sunshine Dishcloth

Finished size: Approximately 9”
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H



Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in loop. Slip st to beginning sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. *Skip one st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 3: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. * Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc between 2nd and 3rd st, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space * three times. Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc between 2nd and 3rd st, ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (20 dc)

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. * (Ch 2, dc in next space) twice. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space * three times. (Ch 2, dc in next space) twice. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 5: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 1, 4 sc in same space. Sc around, working one sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 space and 4 sc in each corner space. Slip st to beginning sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st. Ch 3 (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space, * (skip 1 st, sc in next st, skip 1 st, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next st * around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (96 dc, 16 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 4, sc in next sc* around leaving rays of sunshine on top. (16 ch 4 loops)

Rnd 8: Slip st into next loop. Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each loop around. (64 dc)

Rnd 9: Slip st in next st and into space. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space. Sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 space. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (96 sc)

Thank you to everyone that helped me make this pattern accurate!

James, of Panda Crochet fame has taken this pattern and continued on making it into a 12" afghan square! Thanks James!! Check it out here:

Sunny Skies Squares aka Sunshine Dishcloth All Grown Up




Sunday, April 17, 2005

Pentagon Dishcloth

Pentagon Dishcloth

Pentagon Dishcloth
© 2005 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: Approximately 9”
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H

Special instructions: Treble Cluster (trbcl) – *yo twice, insert hook and pull up yarn, yo and pull through two loops twice* three times, yo and pull through remaining loops.


Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 7, working in ring *trbcl , ch 3, tr, ch 3 * four times. Trbcl, ch 3, slip st to 4th ch of beginning ch 7. (5 trbcl & 5 tr)

Rnd 2: Slip st into space. Ch 1, sc in same space, * ch 5, sc in next space* around. Ch 3, dc to beginning sc. (10 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop. * Ch 5, (trbcl, ch 3, trbcl) in next loop. Ch 5, sc in next loop * four times. Ch 5, (trbcl, ch 3, trbcl) in next loop. Ch 2, dc in beginning sc. (10 trbcl)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop. (Ch 5, sc in next loop) twice. * Ch 5 sc in same loop. (Ch 5, sc in next loop) three times * four times. Ch 5 sc in same loop. Ch 2, dc in beginning sc. (20 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same loop. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each loop around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (80 dc)

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st and into ch 2 space. Ch 3 (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each space around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (80 dc) Fasten off.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Groovy Loops



Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inch square
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H

Note: When crocheting rounds 3, 6, 9, and 12, keep all un-worked ch-10 groovy loops on top.

Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st; ch 4, sc in same st; * ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in next st; ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in same st;* 3 times. Ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in next st; ch 10, slip st in top of beginning sc. (8 ch-10 groovy loops; 8 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 3: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, *ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop * 3 times. Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop. Ch 2, Slip st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st. Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; dc in beginning corner; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (40 dc)

Rnd 5: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 5 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 4 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (24 ch-10 groovy loops; 24 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 6: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 4 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 4 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st.. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (72 dc)

Rnd 8: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 7 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 7 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (40 ch-10 groovy loops; 40 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 9: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 9 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 9 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st.. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (106 dc).

Rnd 11: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 13 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 13 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (56 ch-10 groovy loops; 56 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 12: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 9 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 9 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc. Fasten off.


Cat Tracks


Cat Tracks


Cat Tracks
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H (or hook of choice, just add or delete
rows to reach 12 inches)


Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you; working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 2 dc, 3sc in next dc* 3 times; sc in next 2 dc, 1 sc in beginning corner; slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch5, turn so that right side is facing you; working in back loops only, 2 tr in same st, *tr in each st across; (2 tr, ch1, tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner st* 3 times; tr across; 2 tr in first corner, ch1, sl stitch to 4th ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnd 4: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you, working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc across including in the front loop of each ch1 , 3 sc in corner st* 3 times, sc across including in the front loop of the ch1 spaces, sc in first corner, slip st to first sc.

Repeat round 3 and 4 until square is 12 inches, ending with round 4. Depending on your gauge and the actual thickness of yarn, at the end you may need to add a row or two of sc to reach 12 inches.

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