AFGHAN STITCH DISHCLOTH
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Hook: Size J Afghan Hook
Yarn: Sugar and Cream 4 ply 100% Cotton Fashion Yarn (Less than 2.5 oz)
Stitches used: ch, sl st, sc, AFGHAN STITCH (I've added these instructions for your convenience):
AFGHAN STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:
Step 1: Make a base chain with the required number of stitches (no extra turning chain). Insert hook in 2nd ch from hk and draw through a lp. Leave this lp on the hook. Pull a lp through each ch, leaving them on the hk, to the end of the row.
Step 2: Work the return row from left to right. Do not turn the work. YO and draw lp through the first lp on the hk. YO and draw lp through the next 2 lps on the hook. Continue drawing through 2 lps to end of row. ~Return Row~
Step 3: Do not turn the work. Work from right to left. Skip the first vertical lp formed at the edge of the work in previous row. Insert hk from right to left behind the next vertical lp. Yo and draw yarn through the vertical lp. Leave this lp on hook. Continue in this way to end. make sure you do not sk the last vertical lp on left-handed side of work.
Repeat Steps 2 & 3 till project is length called for in pattern.
Difficulty: EASY / MEDIUM
FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 30.
ROWS 1-30: Work Afghan Stitch for every row (see above). You should have 30 lps on your hk after each row.
Ch 1, 1 sc in each vertical loop across the last row placing 3 sc in the corner (last vertical loop on that row).
Working down the left side, sc in each vertical lp in the end of each row placing 3 sc in the next corner.
Working across the bottom of the dishcloth sc in each rem loop of the foundation chain placing 3 sc in the next corner.
Working up the right side, sc in each vertical lp in the end of each row, sc in the last space (same space as beg ch 1) and slip stitch to join to the beg chain.
WEAVE IN ENDS
FINISHING: This pattern tends to curl up so you may want to block it with a steam iron. Just press it with the iron to lay the edges flat.