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*Colorful Bobble Wash Cloth

An original design by Shirley Guess

Donated to the CP library 2/97 --For reprint information, please see note below
cropped dishcloth


Pattern Tested and Edited by Janice Soderberg

Model made by designer, using Maysville Carpet Warp

This wash cloth was made out of three colors of size 8/2 cotton rug warp and a size "D" aluminum crochet hook. However, the pattern is adjustable--you could easily substitute C & C Speed Cro-Sheen, or two strands of Cotton thread #10. If you like a thicker dishcloth than you can substitute Southmaid Cotton #8, or other cotton sport weight yarn/thread.ssg

Finished size is about 10" x 10"

Pattern Notes:
5-tr Bobble: Holding back last loop of each stitch, make 5 treble crochets in stitch indicated in pattern. Thread over and pull through all loops.

Color Changes: Pull new color through last loop of last stitch of old color. Do Not Fasten Off Old Color. Let it old drop and continue working with the new color. When you need to use the old color again, simply pull it up to working row & use the same color changing method.

Bobbles look best when they are worked from the wrong side of the crochet fabric and surrounded by shorter stitches. Weave in loose threads as work progresses.

MATERIALS:
Small amount of Cotton Rug Warp in three colors
Size D aluminum crochet hook

DIRECTIONS:

Chain 49 with first color.

Repeat Rows 2-5 (alternating between Row 4A and Row 4B every other sequence) for desired length. Fasten off all colors.

EDGING:

Row 1. With right side facing you and beginning row on the right side, attached preferred border color to top right hand corner. All in first stitch make 2 sc, ch 1, 2 hdc. (first short corner) #Turn the corner and continue to crochet along side of dish cloth. Make1 hdc in the side of each hdc and 2 hdc in side of each dc across to corner. ## Make 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in corner.(2nd corner) Turn the corner. Make a dc in each dc across to next corner. Make 2 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc. (3rd corner). Repeat from # to ##. In last corner corner, make 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 sc. Turn the corner and continue along last, unworked edge. Make sc in each Dc across. Sl st to beginning sc.

Row 2: Optional: Use same color or change to new color. Working through back loops only, make hdc in each st and 3 hdc in each corner stitch around. Fasten off. Weave in any remaining loose threads.

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NOTE: This is an original design by Shirley Guess and is posted at the CP Pattern Library with permission.

Please direct reprint requests to designer at shefog@nas.com. (The designer's address was valid when this pattern was posted. If it is no longer valid, please check one of the internet search engines for an updated address.)

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