If you are searching for new crochet projects to make, new techniques to try and a practical use for your crochet skills then you will want to invest in a copy of A Year of Dishcloths by Maggie Weldon. This collection of 52 unique crochet designs includes various crochet shapes and techniques. You will also find dishcloth designs specific to the various seasons and holidays which take place during the year.
Title: A Year of Dishcloths
Author: Maggie Weldon
The designs included in A Year of Dishcloths were selected from a 365 Days of Dishcloths Challenge which took place in 2011. Maggie Weldon did design many of these pretty projects herself, but you will also find designs from other people too. I have included the names of the original designers in the listings below if the dishcloth was not designed by Maggie Weldon herself.
A Year of Dishcloths is organized by Season and includes the following:
- Wild Rose – Easy
- Lacy Violets – Easy
- Tulips – Easy
- Cornflower – Easy – Carol Ballard
- Passion Flower – Easy – Debbie Franklin
- Peach Delight – Easy
- Daffodil – Easy
- Forget-Me-Not – Easy
- Grandmother’s Flower Garden – Easy
- Thirteen Grannies in a Square – Easy
- Morning Glories – Easy
- Rose Granny – Easy
- Easter Bunny – Easy – Carol Ballard
- Shamrock – Easy (color chart included)
- Summer Rose – Easy
- Summer Shells – Easy
- Bayberry – Intermediate
- Sunny Day – Easy
- Funfetti – Easy – Carol Ballard
- Tropical Breeze – Easy
- Orange Slice – Easy
- Popcorn – Easy – Kathleen Stuart
- Retro Ripple – Easy – Size 10 Thread – Carol Ballard
- Flag – Easy
- Sunflower in Circle – Easy
- Sunflower – Easy – Carol Ballard
- Golden Fans – Easy – Renae Hopkins
- Ruffled Square – Easy
- Candy Corn – Easy
- Thanksgiving Turkey – Easy
- Pumpkin – Easy
- School Bus – Easy – Linda K. Kahle
- Before the Pie – Easy
- Breast Cancer Ribbon – Easy – Linda K. Kahle
- Illusions – Easy – Size 10 Thread – Carol Ballard
- Fancy Heart – Easy – Jeanne O’Bryan
- Penguin – Easy – Kathleen Stuart
- Gingerbread House – Easy
- Snowman – Easy – (color chart included)
- Rudolph – Easy – Kathleen Stuart
- Snowflake – Easy
- Santa – Easy
- Christmas Tree – Easy – Carole Sisson
- White Snowflake – Easy – Helen Gainsford
- Christmas Wreath – Easy
- Snowman Block – Easy
- Poinsettia – Easy
- Poinsettia in a Square – Easy – Nancy Foutch
- Candy Cane Blocks – Easy
- Holiday Hexagon – Easy – Carol Ballard
- Scrubby – Easy
- Christmas Lace – Easy – Carol Showers
The patterns are written in American English (U.S. Crochet Terms). Each pattern includes the necessary supplies, finished measurements, pattern notes and special stitches you will use to make the dishcloth. If a color chart is used, like with Snowman and Shamrock, it is included after the written instructions. The row headings are in bold font to make them easy to find and to help you keep your place when reading the instructions. For each pattern the Gauge indicates: “Gauge is not important for this project.”.
A complete Stitch Guide is included on page 77. Explanations and a diagram are included for the following stitches: single crochet decrease (sc dec), half double crochet decrease (hdc dec), reverse single crochet (reverse sc), chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), double crochet decrease (dc dec), front loop (front lp), back loop (back lp), front post stitch (fp), back post stitch (bp), half double crochet (hdc), double treble crochet (dtr), treble crochet decrease (tr dec), slip stitch (sl st), chain color change (ch color change), double crochet color change (dc color change) and treble crochet (tr).
My favorite designs in A Year of Dishcloths are:
- Wild Rose (p 2)
- Forget-Me-Not (p 12)
- Popcorn (p 32)
- School Bus (p 46)
- Before the Pie (p 48)
With 52 different seasonal crochet projects to choose from you will have something to crochet and to gift to your friends and family for almost any occasion. You can even decorate your own kitchen for each special holiday, all the while trying out some new stitches and crochet techniques. A Year of Dishcloths will make a great addition to your crochet bookshelf!
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