Back-to-school fun continues this week! I fell in love with this little apple scrubbie pattern by Lion Brand, so I created a coordinating dishcloth pattern for a great fall or teacher gift. Isn't it adorable?
Here's the link to the crocheted apple scrubbie pattern. I used Lily Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn in Red and Warm Brown, with Lion Brand's Cotton Ease yarn in Almond for the apple center and Lime for the leaf.
I stamped a quick "thanks so much" using the Tiny Tags set from Stampin' Up! (order here), and punched it with their Jewelry Tag punch. Then I clipped it on with a mini clothespin (like the ones I used here--I'm obsessed with them!).
Here it is in apple green. Or Lime to be exact. I used Lion Brand's Cotton Ease yarn in Lime for the green and Almond for the cream, and Lily's Sugar 'n Cream in Warm Brown for the stems and seeds.
Fall Apple Dishcloth Pattern
*Small ball cotton yarn (about 100 yards)
*Size G crochet hook
Pattern stitch, Hdc Bud Stitch: (Hdc, ch 1, hdc), sk st, (hdc, ch 1 hdc) in next st across.
Row 1: Ch 37. (Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in 3rd ch from hk. Ch 1, hdc in same ch. [Sk 2 ch, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch] to end. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Sk 2 sts, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next st, [sk next 2 sts, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next st] to end. Ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until desired length (approx. 22 rows, or until it looks square).
Next you'll work scallops evenly around edges. Because you'll be working in the ends of rows, you won't necessarily have stitches to work in. Work them into the end of the rows and the spaces in between, approximating where the stitches would be. Experiment until the spacing looks right. You should have about 8 scallops on each side. I did not work a scallop around the corners, but you could if you wanted. Just add a couple of stitches to help it make the turn.
Edging: After finishing the last row, turn cloth 1/4 turn. Work 3 dc in 1st st, (sk 1 st, sl st next st, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st) to end of row. Turn 1/4 and continue scallops around remaining three sides. Fasten off.
Fold your discloth up and tie it with a cute ribbon, then tuck the apple scrubbie underneath and add a tag. Voila! A cute and thoughtful fall thank you gift!
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