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Crochet Ode to a Hydrangea Dishcloth

Celebrating the beauty of a hydrangea in a unique and practical way, the Crochet Ode to a Hydrangea Dishcloth is a delightful creation that adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Crafted with love and attention to detail, this dishcloth is not just a functional item but also a work of art. The intricate crochet pattern captures the essence of a hydrangea, with its delicate petals and vibrant colors, making it a stunning addition to any kitchen decor. This exquisite dishcloth is a testament to the skill and creativity of crochet enthusiasts, who have transformed a simple household item into a masterpiece. The soft and absorbent texture of the dishcloth ensures that it is not only visually appealing but also highly practical, making it perfect for everyday use. Whether you are washing dishes or simply displaying it as a decorative piece, the Crochet Ode to a Hydrangea Dishcloth is sure to captivate your senses and bring a touch of nature into your home.

Skill: Easy

Size: About 10” diameter (at widest point)

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Shaded Tones – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m) ; Green – 1 oz, 50 yds (30 g, 45 m) (Peaches & Crème / Sugar ‘n Cream)

Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)

JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches

Beginning Cluster (beg-cl): Ch 3, keeping last lp of each dc on hook, 2 dc in same st or sp indicated, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Double Crochet Cluster (dc-cl): Keeping last lp of each dc on hook, 3 dc in st or sp indicated, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

Split Cluster (split-cl): [Ch 3, yo, insert hook in first ch, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, pull through rem 3 lps on hook.

Petal: (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in st or sp indicated.

Picot: (sc, ch 3, sc) in st or sp indicated.

DISHCLOTH

Flowers

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Shaded Tones, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; beg-cl in ring, ch 3, [dc-cl in ring, ch 3] 5 times; join with sl st to first cl. (6 clusters)

Rnd 2: [Petal in ch-3 sp, sl st in top of next cl] around.

Rnd 3: Beg-cl in sl st, split-cl, [sc in center dc of petal, split-cl, dc-cl in sl st between petals, split-cl] around, joining last split-cl to space between first 2 clusters.

Rnd 4: [(Beg-cl, ch 3, dc-cl) in sp between clusters, ch 3, (dc-cl, ch 3, dc-cl) in center dc of petal, ch 3] around, join with sl st to top of first cluster.

Rnd 5: [Petal in ch-3 sp, ch 2, picot in center ch of next ch-3 sp, ch 2] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Leaves

Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any picot-sp, ch 3, 9 dc in same sp, * turn, skip first dc, sc in next 8 dc, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st down edge to top of dc, ch 1, dc-cl in center dc of petal, ch 1, (dc-cl, ch 3, dc-cl) in next picot, ch 1, dc-cl in center dc of next petal, ch 1 **, 10 dc in next picot; rep from * around, ending final repeat at **; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

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