Lily® Lady Bug Dishcloth

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by Lily® Sugar’'n’Cream® Design Team

Lily® Lady Bug Dishcloth

Brighten up your kitchen with this whimsical ladybug dishcloth crocheted with Lily® Sugar’n’Cream®!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 13 hdc and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] to create an approximately 8" diameter, excluding Head and Legs. Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as st.
  • 2
    With Red, ch 3 (See Diagram 1 on page 2). 1st rnd: 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first hdc. 10 hdc. 2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 20 hdc. 3rd rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 30 hdc. 4th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 40 hdc. 5th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 50 hdc. 6th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 60 hdc. 7th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 70 hdc. 8th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 80 hdc. 9th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Rep from * around. Join Black with sl st to first hdc. 90 hdc. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Place markers on 18th, 34th, 56th and 72nd hdc of last rnd for Legs.
  • 4
    Head: With Black, ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn. **1st row: 5 sc in same sp as last sl st. Miss next hdc of 9th rnd. Sl st in next hdc. Ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn. 2nd row: 2 sc in each of next 5 sc. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn. 3rd row: 1 sc in first sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 4 times. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn.** 4th row: 1 sc in first sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 4 times. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn. 5th row: 1 sc in first sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 4 times. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn. 6th row: 1 sc in first sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Ch 9. 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 sc in next ch. Sl st in each of next 5 ch – antennae made. 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc. Antennae. 1 sc) in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 5 sc. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Fasten off.
  • 5
    Legs: With RS of Body facing, join Black with sl st to next marked hdc. Ch 1. Sl st in next hdc of 9th rnd. Turn.
  • 6
    Work from ** to ** as given for Head. Fasten off.
  • 7
    Dots: (make 6). With Black, ch 3 (See Diagram 2 on page 2). 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew on Dot. Sew Dots to Body, as shown in picture.
  • 8
    With Black, work chain st embroidery across Body as shown in diagram.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Red 104213113 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream Black 104213055 (1 skein)
  • Size H 8 Crochet Hook
  • Medium Stitch Markers
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