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Flower Power Dishcloth

 

 

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Flower power dishcloths!  Because who doesn’t want to add a little bit o’ pretty to their dishwashing routine?!  I found this pattern on Ravelry a year or two ago and have made quite a few to sell.  They work up extremely quickly, aren’t too big,  and can use both cotton or acrylic yarn, so they are a nice, easy sell for me.

** I have talked about it before, but I personally prefer acrylic yarn for my washcloths over cotton yarn.  It dries faster, seems scratchier, and it isn’t as ‘heavy’ as cotton is.  You can throw it in the washing machine just like a regular washcloth. But if you prefer cotton, use it!  You do you, boo!  Ok, PSA over.  Carry on.  **

I wish that I had more photos of the flowers that I have finished, but I can’t seem to find them.  I love the one that I made below.  I used some older acrylic yarn that my mom and I found in my Great Aunt Fern’s stash of yarn after she passed.  I just loved the colors!  It makes me happy to look at it.

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One of the nice things about this pattern is that it uses very simple stitches, so even beginners should be able to work some of these up pretty easily.  I will say that you need to be sure that you are counting your stitches, since there are a certain number of petals and it will be completely obvious if you miss a stitch (<—–ask me how many times I had to learn that the hard way!).

This would be a fun gift idea to give to a graduating senior headed off to college (it would make dishes WAY more fun lol), as a wedding present, or even as a Mother’s Day present!  You can make a few in their favorite colors or that coordinate with their kitchen.  You could also make it a set with coordinating potholders, or even double this pattern and attach the two together to make a flower potholder.  Actually, that’s a really good idea and I think I’ll definitely be making some as potholders for my farmer’s market booth this summer.

PATTERN HERE.

 

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Finding Nemo Clownfish Cocoon Blanket

This is the third and final installment in my cocoon blanket posts!  Hopefully you have seen the Mermaid Tail Blanket and the Shark Blanket that I also did.  If not, go check them out!  Seriously, I’ll wait……

 

Ok good.  SO.  This blanket.  I needed to find something that I could do that would go along with those other two, but that would be different.  My little nephew, Kannon, doesn’t like scary stuff, so I didn’t want to make him the shark blanket.  I had also seen a pattern for a dragon, but again, scary.  Then I came across THIS pattern….NEMO!!  It was perfect!!  Not scary at all, he knew what it would be, and it would be pretty simple to make.

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I used Red Heart yarn and followed the pattern alllmost exactly.  The only thing that I had trouble with was getting the ‘little’ fin to work. I decided that it wasn’t worth the hassle of trying to figure it out, so I just made two regular fins, but sewed one on a little tighter, covering fewer rows, so that it was different.  You can just throw it into the washing machine as it get dirty and it will just get softer and softer every time you wash it.

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The pattern said that it was for ages 2-4, and he turned 3 in January, so it was the perfect size.  I do think that it would be extremely easy to increase the width and make larger sizes.  The best part?  He LOVED it!!  It’s his ‘fishy blanket’ and he apparently uses it all of the time.

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I am so glad that I made these little cuties their own blankets for Christmas instead of giving them (more) toys.  Now they have something that they will use all of the time and can keep for a few years as they grow into them!  I mean, I might be a little biased, but I give them a 10/10.  🙂

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Shark Cocoon Blanket

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This is a very long overdue post to go along with the Mermaid Tail Blanket that I posted right before this one.  I made this for my cute little nephew, Kolton Lee, as a Christmas present.  I made his sister the Mermaid Tail and I wanted to find a boy version.   While I think that boys can absolutely have a mermaid tail, which is what he would have gotten if I hadn’t found this, I am so glad that I came across this pattern.

The thing about these cocoons is that yes, they are FAST to work up, but they do take a lot of yarn.  Personally I would rather use more yarn and finish my project quicker though!  I lucked out and had this pattern picked out in time for me to hit the Black Friday sale at Walmart, so I found the yarn that I needed for only $2 a skein instead of it’s usual $4.  I believe that I ended up using 11 skeins total. It was Lion’s Brand, the super chunky stuff. I think that if I were to make this again (and oh, I totally will be), that I would try it with three strands of Red Heart worsted weight yarn.  While the Lion’s Brand is incredibly soft, it also made it HEAVY!  My arms were getting tired turning the blanket over and over and over!  That is another reason that I will use worsted weight next time.   I found the buttons that I used for the eyes at Walmart for $1 or $2 a piece.  I also used two strands of regular worsted weight, Red Heart yarn for the teeth and gums.  Easy peasy!

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The pattern that I used was one that I would highly recommend– MJ’s Bulky & Quick Shark Blanket.  I know that some people balk at the idea of paying for patterns, but I really think that you can tell a difference in the end product in a pattern that you have paid for and one that you can get for free.  Not always!  But sometimes, I think it is 100% worth it to pay the little bit for the pattern to get a more professional look.

As far as the pattern itself, I followed it exactly.  it worked up extremely quick, within 4 or 5 hours from start to finish.  The only thing that I would change if I were to do it again would be to change the placement of the fin :-).  While Kolton didn’t think anything of it, the adults all had a little snicker at it. Also, you might notice that his feet looked pretty squished in there.  That’s because this little guy likes to wear his boots about 3 sizes too big!  lol.  He clunk clunk clunks around in a pair of boots that were meant for his sister, and he doesn’t care a bit!

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I actually plan to work one or two of these up to take with me in my farmer’s market and craft booth this year.  I hope they sell well!

Pattern HERE.

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Mermaid Tail Blanket

“Once upon a time, in a far away place named Kansas, a (very pretty, if I do say so myself) auntie decided to make her munchkin niece and nephews some fun Christmas presents out of crochet.  She searched high and low all over the internet until she came across this fun blanket idea.  She knew that it would be the absolute perfect gift for her pretty little niece, so she set out to find the perfect yarn and got to work…”

 

 

No, but for real, as soon as I saw these mermaid blankets spring up all over the internet, I knew that my niece would just love one.  That was the start of the idea to make the three of them their very own cocoon blankets.  After reading all about the patterns, everyone was saying how expensive the yarn would be (around $40), but I was lucky enough to be given some yarn after my Great Aunt Fern passed away earlier this year.  I remembered seeing this yarn in the boxes and thought it would be the perfect palette for a mermaid tail!!

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It was called Red Heart Jewel, and I used a variegated yarn with purple, turquoise, and pink in it, a matching purple, and the matching turquoise.  Since it was not bulky weight yarn like they suggested, I just used 3 strands of the regular worsted weight.  It worked like a charm! All together, it took me 7 skeins per tail….if I were to buy Red Heart at Walmart @ $2.97 each, that means I would only pay about $25 in yarn.  Much better than the $40 for the bulky yarn, in my opinion.  I know some people don’t care for Red Heart because it isn’t the softest, but I’ve found that after a few washes it is just fine.

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Since I was coming out of the end of my craft show season,  I had been working on every other order/project under the sun but these Christmas gifts.  It was really starting to get to me and I was afraid that I wasn’t going to get them all done!  The great thing about it was that this worked up SO QUICK.  Like, I was completely done in less than 4 hours.  The biggest complaint/not really a complaint/first world problems is that my arms got soooo tired from having to lift and switch it over and work the giant hook.  Sad, I know.  But in my defense, I had been crocheting nonstop for a month straight.

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The yarn looked so pretty in these colors, and it almost had a shimmery look to it (as you can see below).  Not really sparkles, but it didn’t look like regular yarn either.  Either way, it was a perfect mermaid tail, and I knew she would love the way it turned out.

 

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One thing about it though, is that the blanket is a pretty thick one with using so much yarn (or using a bulky yarn), so it is HEAVY.  If that turns you off of making this, I wonder if you could increase a size and just use two strands?  Or just use two strands and keep the same size?  Hmmmm……if you have done either let me know.

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**Tip for the tail– after I had it completely crocheted and was getting ready to sew it on, I took the end that I was attaching and used my needle and put a string through the entire piece, leaving a longish tail on the one end (but don’t tie it off.  Then I just tightened the tail on the string until it was the same size as the end of the tail, then I just attached it by sewing it on.  That way it was the perfect ruched look and was nice and even!

 

They were so fast that I finished them all three in two days, so I had time to whip up another one!  Good thing there was a lot of yarn in that box!

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I used the same base colors and just changed the color of the tail/border to the turquoise.

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I used MJ’s Off The Hook Designs Bulky and Quick Mermaid Blanket.  It is SO WORTH IT to pay for this pattern!  I have seen quite a few from free patterns online, but I don’t think they look as professional as these do.  It is not confusing at all, and there are photos that you can use.

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I love that it makes a cocoon for their feet and it’s not just a blanket that lays over them.  They can actually get IN the blanket.

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She loved it by the way :-).

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Any ideas on what we are going to talk about next??

 

PATTERN HERE.

If you are not into making your own, but would like a mermaid tail of your own and would like to order one from me, feel free to comment or shoot me an email at brainiac512@yahoo.com   .

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Cupcake Dishcloths

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I thought I would share the pattern for these adorable cupcake washcloths today!  I have seen THIS pattern on pinterest for a year or so and thought, ‘Man those would be cute!  I should definitely make a few of those!’  But alas, I never did.  A few months ago I was having the ‘let’s crochet something new’ itch and searched my Pinterest Pattern board for a new idea and came across the pin again.  After a quick search through my yarn stash, I whipped out the top cupcake within an hour.  Now, I didn’t follow the pattern all of the way through (I mean, really, is anyone surprised there?), I made up my own version of the bottom, and I did not add a little loop de loop at the top.

I found the bottom part of the cupcake to be more work than I wanted to do at the moment, so I improvised with a super simple DC for 5 rows, doing a DC decrease for the last two rows.  It worked up really quickly and still looks super cute!  You could even extend it a few more rows, but I liked the look of the shorter ‘cup’.

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11419764_10153004938616314_273596662_nI have added them to my farmers market booth this summer and have sold a few on facebook.  I even did a cupcake potholder by making two of them (the back one without the ruffle or cherry) and SC’ing around, switching the color out to match.  Everyone loves them!11392940_10152996817891314_3222537967128832993_n  I have done the washcloths in cotton yarn and also in acrylic.  The potholders I stick with cotton yarn.

Overall, I was really pleased with the pattern and plan to keep these in my stock!

You can find the pattern HERE.

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Camo and Pink Baby Set

Gah!  Why does crochet baby stuff have to be so darn cute?!  That is actually the reason that I started to crochet again 6 years ago…my sister was pregnant with my niece and I wanted to make her hats and other adorable things I found on the internet.  So I dusted off my crochet hooks and haven’t stopped crocheting since!  My mom taught me years and years ago, when I was a teenager, but I could basically make a chain, and a lopsided blanket lol.  I’d say my skills have definitely improved!  Thanks, Ma!   It has opened up a lot of different doors creativity wise, and provided for me when I needed it to.  It’s a life skill, I tell ya, and a very valuable one for me.

So anyway, back to adorable baby stuff.  I had a custom order for this cute little baby set last week.  I have made one set before, for a friend’s baby shower, and she recommended me when someone was looking for a set.  She was having a little boy, so the set that I made her was camo and turquoise, with little booties. This one was pretty similar, with different shoes and a different accent color. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Basically I just went on to Pinterest and searched for a baby hat, a diaper cover, and baby sandals.  I used the tutorials, the sandals one was more of a guideline, and here you go!  I will link the tutorials I used :-).

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The set is a 0-3 month size, and I used Red Heart yarn in camo and a neon pink.  I got the buttons at Walmart on clearance for $1.44 for the two pack.

This is the HAT pattern that I used.

This is the FLOWER pattern that I used.  To be honest, I couldn’t figure out how to do the double layered flower, and I just really wasn’t in the mood to figure it out.  So basically I did the single flower in an H hook, then I made a second single flower in an E hook, so that it was smaller and fit inside it.  I had it done in no time!

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This DIAPER COVER pattern was really easy to follow.  It worked up extremely quick and said that it will fit up to 9 months!

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This is the pattern for the SANDALS that I used.  These were the first sandals that I had ever made, and I think they turned out pretty cute!  I didn’t use this entire pattern– I basically did the base, then the little back strap.  But after I attached it on the opposite side, I just wanted a simple sandal, so I chained 9, then attached it with a SC to the middle where the ‘thong’ should go, then chained another 9 and attached it to the other side.  Does that made sense?  I hope so….

Overall, I think it was a super cute little set, and I have sold a few more of them since I posted it!  I have asked her to send me pictures of her little one in them, and if she does I will be sure to share!

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Crochet Shamrock Dishcloth/Potholder

To continue with my theme of holiday dishcloths, like my Crocheted Hearts HERE, next up is a shamrock dishcloth!!

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After I posted my heart washcloths, I had someone ask me if I was planning to do some shamrocks for St. Patricks Day.  At the time I hadn’t really thought about it, but I found a fun pattern on Ravelry, which took me to a pattern HERE.  I tucked it away to bring out when the time was right.

That time was this past weekend, and I think I am practically a pro at these now.  I made one while I was just hanging out, watching tv, and posted it on facebook.  I had quite a few orders, so I spent the weekend crocheting.

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Which really, sounds like a pretty good weekend to me!

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The pattern works up really quickly– it’s easy to get the hang of it, since it repeats itself three times for every row.  I will say, I think I skipped a stitch every now and then and would be ‘off’.  When I did that, I would just count from the tip of the shamrock, where the ‘dip’ was, and count back from there to see where I needed to put the first SC.  Then other times it would be completely right.  Totally my error there.   But luckily an easy to fix one!  🙂  The other thing I noticed?  The leaves really curl in on each other, almost like there were too many stitches in the center.  So every round I would lay it out and stretch it, and it helped a lot!

I did not do any potholders this time, but you basically just make a second one and attach it.  Easy peasy!

The photos above were all using peaches and cream cotton yarn from Walmart, but I made a few using some acrylic yarn, too (shown below).  To get it the same size as the cotton yarn, just use an F hook instead of a G.

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Overall, this was a really good pattern that I highly recommend!  Next up?  Easter themes!!  Any suggestions?  I’m thinking Easter eggs…..

Pattern HERE.

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Chunky Scarf Pattern using Double Crochet- the Short Version!!

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I CAN’T STOP MAKING SCARVES!!!!

It’s totally an addiction at this point.

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I made this one over the weekend.  I needed a quick gift for someone, and I thought with the lovely cold weather we have all been having, a scarf would work nicely.  I used the same pattern as THIS post— the Chunky Scarf using a Double Crochet, the only thing I did differently was to stop it at 40″.  I wanted this scarf to just go over your neck once, and to not loop around.

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I found that this makes it a really nice length– not too short, where it looks awkward, but not so long that it gets to be too much.  To put it simply, it’s lovely.  And the best part?  It works up really quickly!!

I used two skeins of regular Red Heart yarn, in Cocoa.  It is a nice, chunky yarn, that may not be the softest, but it sure is warm!

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Funny story,  I asked Nate to take some photos of me in the scarf, and let’s just say….the coloring was a liiittle bit off because of all of the snow.  So I made him put the scarf on so that I could try.  This is the face I got.

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Ha!  Sorry babe, but I just had to share this gem.  Also, I’m pretty sure you were messing with me, because the color looks fine on this.

Anyway, thank you to my lovely little sister for being my impromptu model!  I stopped by her work on my lunch hour, met her outside, and snapped a few photos.  Then went home and packaged this up and shipped it off to it’s new owner!  Fun times!

Andddd I have had someone else place an order for one, so I just finished a hot pink one today. I almost wish it would stay cold for awhile longer **ducks**, so I can continue making scarves!  Yeah, I know, but seriously, nobody wants a scarf in 100 degree Kansas heat lol!

I will be posting this is my Etsy shop soon, if you’d like one visit HERE.

Pattern HERE.

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Chunky Scarf Pattern using a Double Crochet

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Made using Red Heart With Love in Boysenberry

If you are having weather like we are right now, I’m sure you can appreciate a nice scarf.  This one is great because it was easy to work up, and I was able to use some chunky, inexpensive yarn.   But instead of buying 4 or 5 skeins of 6 weight yarn at $3 or $4 a skein, I was able to make it using two skeins of the Red Heart With Love worsted weight yarn at $3.50 a piece.  That was it.  This skein only cost me $7 to make, and a few hours.  Can it get any better than that?  I think not!

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Made using Red Heart With Love in Lake Tahoe Blue

I found this scarf pattern when I was making Christmas presents.  The design is so simple that i have made quite a few since!  It is basically a base stitch, then going back in with DC, chain, skip a space, and repeat.  Seriously, easy peasy.  It is a great, chunky scarf, which is very ‘in’ right now.  They work up really quickly, I am able to finish one of these in an evening.  I love projects like that.  Talk about instant gratification!!!

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Yes, that is me, and yes, I am awkward. I have since started asking my sister to model things for me….she’s much better at it.  🙂

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You can customize the scarf to be however long you’d like it, mine came out to be about 80″ every time.  Basically I would crochet it until I could wrap it around my neck twice, comfortably.  This also used up almost the entire skeins.

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They are extremely warm and make great gifts!  I plan to make more using different colors, but these have been my most popular so far.  I posted them on my facebook page and had a few orders come in — there was one for a grey/black mix that looked SO COOL.  That might be my favorite look so far!!

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I will be back soon with another variation of this scarf.  We have a storm moving in, so I’m going to go settle in with my crochet and a little embroidery project (what?!).  Happy weekend!!

Pattern HERE.

I have a few posted in my Etsy shop as well, if you would like to order one, go HERE.

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Crochet Heart Washcloths

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I follow a few crochet groups on facebook, and one of them shared this really cute pattern for a heart coaster.  I immediately clicked through to the pattern and thought, I am so going to make that!!  Ok, fast forward to that night, I sit down with the pattern and my yarn.  I crochet, it isn’t looking right, so I frog it.  I start again, get caught up in the same spot and have to frog again!  At this point, I’m getting kind of pissy, but I think, ok, ONE LAST TIME.  I start again, making sure I am following the instructions to a ‘T’.  It’s still not right.  So I frogged it, said forget it, and went to pinterest.  I thought that surely there would have to be an easier heart pattern out there!  And there was :-).

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The pin I found took me to THIS post.  So I started again…. and I messed up the first time.  Sigh.  All I can say is WTF dude.  BUT I went back and checked the pattern, saw where I messed up, and was able to fix it.

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Make sure you take note that starting at Row 13, you don’t HDC, DC in the same stitch, it is JUST a HDC.  lol.

Overall, it’s a fairly simple pattern that I can now do without looking at the written pattern.  Once you realize how it is HDC, DC, SC, DCx amount of times, SC, DC then HDC…you’re golden until row 13.

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The yarn that I used was just a regular cotton yarn that I get at Walmart– Peaches and Cream?  I also used a G hook for my heart dishcloths, and they are really big…so I wouldn’t use an H like they did, personally.  I also just finished the cloths in a super simple border.  It’s just a single crochet all the way around.  I posted these on facebook and immediately sold 5 washcloths and a potholder, so I’d say it worked out well for me! 😉

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I love the stitch that it makes– it is very dense, which will be good for dishwashing.  I think they would make fun little Valentine’s Day gifts for friends/sisters/moms/etc.  I am actually planning to make some of these to have in my farmer’s market booth.  Hearts don’t have to be just for Valentine’s Day!

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Love it!  For the potholder, I will just make two, then attach with the SC border around, then probably go around once more with another round of SC.  Easy peasy!

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Let me know if you make some!

HEART DISHCLOTH PATTERN from Allcraftsblog

Heart Kitchen Set Patterns

This set includes instructions for potholder, hotpad and dishcloth.

Materials List

Worsted weight cotton yarn – about 6 oz. of the main color (MC) and 2 oz. of the contrasting color (CC)
For Potholder: Crochet hooks size F and G
For Hotpad: Crochet hooks size G and H
For Dishcloth: Crochet hooks size H and I

Potholder Instructions (make 2)
Starting at the bottom point of the heart with MC and size F hook, ch 2

Row 1: (Sc, dc, sc) in the 2nd ch from hook; ch 1, turn. (3 sts)

Row 2: (Hdc, dc) in the first sc, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sts)

Row 3: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (7 sts)

Row 4: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 2 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (9 sts)

Row 5: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 3 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (11 sts)

Row 6: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 4 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (13 sts)

Row 7: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 5 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (15 sts)

Row 8: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 6 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (17 sts)

Row 9: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 7 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 10: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 8 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (21 sts)

Row 11: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 9 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (23 sts)

Row 12: (Hdc, dc) in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 10 times, sc in the next dc, (dc, hdc) in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 13: Hdc in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 11 times, sc in the next dc, hdc in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 14: Hdc in the first hdc, (dc in the next sc, sc in the next dc) 11 times, dc in the next sc, hdc in the last hdc; ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 15: Repeat row 13

Row 16: Repeat row 14

Row 17: Repeat row 13

Row 18: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts (to work hdc decrease – yo, insert hook in first st and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook); (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 10 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn. (23 sts)

Row 19: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 9 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn. (21 sts)

First lobe of heart:
Row 20: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 3 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked. (9 sts)

Row 21: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 2 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1, turn. (7 sts)

Row 22: Hdc decrease over the first 2 sts, sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts. (5 sts) Fasten off. Weave in end.

To work row 20 of the second lobe of the heart, attach yarn with a sl st to the last WORKED st on row 19, ch 1, hdc decrease over the SAME st and the next st; (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 3 times, sc in the next dc, hdc decrease over the last 2 sts; ch 1 turn. (9 sts)

Work rows 21 and 22 the same as the first lobe.

****I did not use the edging posted here, I just did a SC all around my washcloth.  Visit the website above to see what the edging looks like that she posted.  It’s verry pretttty!
Edging
Round 1: Using size G hook, attach MC with a sc in the bottom point of the heart, work 22 sc along the side of the heart in the hdc of each row, sc in each of the 5 sts on row 22, sc in the sides of the next 6 hdc in the top center of the heart, sc in each of the 5 sts on row 22, sc along the side of the heart in the hdc of each row; join with a sl st to the first dc. (61 sc) Fasten off.

Repeat round 1 of edging on the second heart.

Round 2: With wrong sides of hearts together and matching, sc through each sc of both hearts to join. (61 sc) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 3: Using size F hook, attach CC with a sc in the sc at the bottom point of the heart, (ch 2, sc in the next sc) 29 times, skip next sc, sc in the next sc, ch 15 for hanging loop, sc in the next sc, skip next sc, (sc in the next sc, ch 2) 29 times; join with a sl st to the first sc.

Round 4: (Sl st in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in the same ch 2 sp) 29 times, skip next sc, sl st in the next sc, sl st in each of the 15 chs of the hanging loop, sl st in the next sc, skip the next sc, (sl st in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in the same ch 2 sp) 29 times; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Hot Pad Instructions
Work as for potholder, substituting a size G hook for the size F hook, and a size H hook for the size G hook, and eliminating the ch 15 for the hanging loop in the edging.

Dishcloth Instructions
Make only one heart. Work as for potholder, substituting a size H hook for the size F hook, and a size I hook for the size G hook. Skip round 2 of the edging, and and eliminate the ch 15 for the hanging loop in round 3 of the edging.

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