Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Citrus Morning Washcloth and Coaster



Citrus Morning Washcloth and Coaster


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100% Cotton Washcloth and matching Coaster.  Just the thing to brighten up your morning!


Difficulty:  Easy


Materials:  2 x 50g skeins worsted weight kitchen cotton (I used Drops Paris in Orange and Yellow) in Main Colour (MC) and Contrasting Colour (CC); 4mm hook; yarn needle.


Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; fpdc = front post double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sk = skip; st/s = stitch/es; MC = Main Colour; CC = Contrasting Colour


Gauge:  Not important for this item.


Washcloth finished size:  Approx 9” x 9”
Coaster finished size:  Approx 5.5” x 5.5”

Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.
Pattern:


Washcloth:


Row 1:  With 4mm hook and Main Colour (MC); either make a foundation single crochet of 26 sts OR ch 27, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in every chain to end.  (26)  Turn.


Row 2:  Ch2, hdc in next st and every stitch across to end.  (26)  Change to CC on last stitch.  Turn.


Row 3:  Ch2, *hdc in next st; fpdc in next st working around the sc from 2 rows below to make a long fpdc*; rep from * to * to end.  Hdc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.


Row 4:  Ch1; sc  in same st as ch1 and in every stitch across to end.  Change to MC on last sc.  Turn.


Row 5:  Ch2, *fpdc in next st working around the hdc from 2 rows below to make a long fpdc, hdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; hdc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.


Row 6:  Ch1, sc in same st as ch1 and in every stitch across to end.  Change to CC on last sc.  Turn.


Row 7:  Ch2, *hdc in next st; fpdc in next st working around the hdc from 2 rows below to make a long fpdc*; rep from * to * to end.  Hdc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.


Rows 8 & 9:  Repeat Rows 4 and 5


Rows 10 & 11:  Repeat Rows 6 and 7


Continue repeating these 4 rows until your work reaches the desired length (roughly square).


Next Row:  Ch1, sc in same st and in every stitch across to end.  Turn


Next Row:  Ch1, sc in same st and in every stitch across to last st.  Do not turn.  In last corner stitch of this row, work (sc, ch2, sc).
Sc evenly down left side of cloth, working (sc, ch2, sc) into bottom corner stitch.  


Sc in each stitch across bottom edge, working (sc, ch2, sc) into corner stitch


Sc in each stitch evenly up right side of cloth, working (sc, ch2) into corner stitch.


Change to CC.


Ch1, sc around entire edge of washcloth, this time working 3sc into ch2 spaces at all four corners, slip stitch to beg sc; fasten off and weave in ends.

Coaster:


Row 1:  With MC and 4mm hook, make a foundation sc of 16 sts; OR, ch 17, sc in 2nd st from hook and to end.  Turn (16)


Row 2:  Ch2, hdc in next st and every stitch across to end.  (16)  Change to CC on last stitch.  Turn.


Row 3:  Ch2, *hdc in next st; fpdc in next st working around the sc from 2 rows below to make a long fpdc*; rep from * to * to end.  Hdc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.


Row 4:  Ch1; sc  in same st as ch1 and in every stitch across to end.  Change to MC on last sc.  Turn.


Row 5:  Ch2, *fpdc in next st working around the hdc from 2 rows below to make a long fpdc, hdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end; hdc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.


Row 6:  Ch1, sc in same st as ch1 and in every stitch across to end.  Change to CC on last sc.  Turn.


Row 7:  Ch2, *hdc in next st; fpdc in next st working around the hdc from 2 rows below to make a long fpdc*; rep from * to * to end.  Hdc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.


Rows 8 & 9:  Repeat Rows 4 and 5


Rows 10 & 11:  Repeat Rows 6 and 7


Continue repeating these 4 rows until your work reaches the desired length (roughly square).


Next Row:  Ch1, sc in same st and in every stitch across to end.  Turn


Next Row:  Ch1, sc in same st and in every stitch across to last st.  Do not turn.  In last corner stitch of this row, work (sc, ch2, sc).


Sc evenly down left side of cloth, working (sc, ch2, sc) into bottom corner stitch.  


Sc in each stitch across bottom edge, working (sc, ch2, sc) into corner stitch


Sc in each stitch evenly up right side of cloth, working (sc, ch2) into corner stitch.


Change to CC.


Ch1, sc around entire edge of washcloth, this time working 3sc into ch2 spaces at all four corners, slip stitch to beg sc; fasten off and weave in ends.

And, if you're interested, this is what it looks like in non-citrus colours...




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