Lily® Pencil Dishcloth

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by Lily® Sugar'’n’Cream® Design Team

Lily® Pencil Dishcloth

The perfect gift for the teacher in your life to help keep the classroom sparkling clean!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 15 sc and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] to create an approximately 6-1/2" wide x 11" long dishcloth. Notes: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed. Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.
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    With Black, ch 2.
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    1st row: (WS). 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn. 2nd row: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc) twice. Turn. 4 sc. 3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in last sc. Break Black. Join Jute. Turn. 6 sc. 4th row: With Jute, ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in last sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Turn. 7 sc. 5th row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. Turn. 11 sc. 6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. 7th to 10th rows: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 19 sc at end of 10th row. Break Jute. Join Yellow. 11th row: With Yellow, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 12th row: (RS). Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc. (Dcfp around post of next sc 1 row below. 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc) 4 times. Turn. 13th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 3 hdc. (Dcbp. 1 sc in each of next 3 hdc) 4 times. Turn. 14th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc. (Dcfp. 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc) 4 times. Turn. 15th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 3 hdc. (Dcbp. 1 sc in first hdc. 2 sc in next hdc. 1 sc in next hdc) 3 times. Dcbp. 1 sc in each of last 3 hdc. Turn. 22 sts. 16th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc. (Dcfp. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sc) 3 times. Dcfp. 1 hdc in each of last 3 sc. Turn. 17th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 3 hdc. (Dcbp. 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc) 3 times. Dcbp. 1 sc in each of last 3 hdc. Turn. 18th to 27th rows: Rep 16th and 17th rows 5 times more. 28th row: Yellows 16th row. Break Yellow. Join Black. Turn. 29th row: With Black, ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Break Black. Join Yellow. Turn. 30th row: With Yellow, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Break Yellow. Do not turn. 31st row: (RS). Join Ecru with sl st in first sc of 30th row. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off. Do not turn. 32nd row: (RS). Join Ecru with sl st in horizontal bar created below first hdc of previous row (bar is on WS, below loops normally worked). Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each horizontal bar of previous hdc to end of row. Fasten off. Do not turn. 33rd row: Yellows 32nd row. 34th row: (RS). Join Hot Pink with sl st in horizontal bar created below first hdc of previous row. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each horizontal bar of previous hdc to end of row. Turn. 35th to 37th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 38th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. 20 sc. Turn. 39th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. 18 sc. Fasten off.
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    Edging: With RS facing, join Black with sl st at side edge of last sc in 3rd row. Ch 1. Work 3 sc along side edge to ‘point’ of 1st row, 3 sc in point and 3 sc up side edge to beg of 3rd row. Join Jute. With Jute, work 6 sc along side of 4th to 10th rows. Join Yellow. With Yellow, work 25 sc up side of 11th to 20th rows. Join Ecru. With Ecru, work 3 sc up side of 21st to 23rd rows. Join Hot Pink. With Hot Pink, work 5 sc up side of 24th to 29th rows, 18 sc across top edge and 5 sc down opposite side of 29th to 24th rows. Join Ecru. With Ecru, work 3 sc down side of 23rd to 21st rows. Join Yellow. With Yellow, work 25 sc down side of 20th to 11th rows. Join Jute. With Jute, work 6 sc along side of 10th to 4th rows. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Yellow 104213078 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Black 104213055 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Jute 104213109 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Ecru 104213075 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Hot Pink 104213054 (1 skein)
  • Crochet hook Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F or 5)
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