|Colorful Bobble Washcloth
||Designer: Shirley Guess ©
Designer's Note: 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.
Model made by designer, using Maysville Carpet Warp
Finished size is about 10" x 10"
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.
Small amount of Cotton Rug Warp in three colors
Size D aluminum crochet hook
Chain 49 with first color.
Row 1: (Right Side) Dc in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across. Pull through new color on last stitch. Don't fasten off. Turn. (46 sts)
Row 2: (Wrong Side) With new color, ch 2. (Counts as hdc) Skip first st. Make hdc in each of next 5 sts. *Make 5-tr Bobble in next st. Make hdc in each of next 11 sts. Repeat from * three more times. End with hdc in each of last 2 stsm and top of turning chain. [4 Bobbles made] Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) Make dc in each hdc and each Bobble across. Pull through new color on last stitch. Turn. (46 sts)
Row 4-A: Ch 2. Hdc in each of next 10 sts. *Make 5-tr Bobble in next st. Make hdc in each of next 11 sts. Repeat from * two times. Make hdc in turning chain. [3 Bobbles] Turn.
Row 4B (Alternate w/ row 4A, every other repeat sequence) Ch 2, hdc in each of next 10 sts. *Make 5-tr Bobble in next st. Make hdc in each of next 10 sts. Repeat from * two times [3 Bobbles] turn.
Row 5: Ch 3. Skip first st. Dc in each hdc and each Bobble across. Pull through new color on last stitch. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 (alternating between Row 4A and Row 4B every other sequence) for desired length. Fasten off all colors.
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.
Pattern Copyright © 1997 Shirley Guess Reprinted with Permission. NOTE: This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not reprint this pattern in any form without the copyright owner's permission. Pattern donated to Crochet Partners' Pattern Library and printed with permission. Every effort has been made to provide accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for your personal stitch variances, human errors, or typographical mistakes.