Tweed Dish Cov­ers

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Kris­ten Stoltz­fus Clay

FIN­ISHED MEASUREMENTS Small: 6 inches in di­am­e­ter Medium: 8 inches in di­am­e­ter Large: 12 inches in di­am­e­ter

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Na­zli Gelin Gar­den size 10 cro­chet cot­ton (306 yds/50g per ball): 1 ball each #700-23 turquoise

and #700-04 yel­low • Size 1/2.25mm steel cro­chet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Stitch marker • 6mm stone or glass beads: 42 white for Large Cover, 26 yel­low for Medium Cover and 14 gray for Small Cover

GAUGE 2 strands cot­ton held tog:

Rnds 1–3 = 2 inches in di­am­e­ter

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Work with 1 strand each turquoise and yel­low held to­gether through­out (ex­clud­ing Edg­ing). Do not join rounds un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated. Mark round with stitch marker and move up as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Bead chain (bead ch): Slide next bead up next to hook, ch 1 tightly over bead to se­cure bead.

DISH COV­ERS

LARGE COVER Rnd 1 (RS): With 2 strands held tog (see Pat­tern Notes),

form a slip ring (see illustration), ch 1, work 12 hdc in ring, draw loose end tightly to close ring, place marker (see Pat­tern Notes). (12 hdc)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 3: [Hdc in each of next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (30 hdc) Rnd 4: [Hdc in each of next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (36 hdc) Rnd 5: [Hdc in each of next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (42 hdc) Rnd 6: Rep rnd 5. (49 hdc) Rnd 7: [Hdc in each of next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (56 hdc) Rnd 8: Rep rnd 7. (64 hdc) Rnd 9: [Hdc in each of next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (72 hdc) Rnd 10: Rep rnd 5. (84 hdc) Rnd 11: Rep rnd 7. (96 hdc) Rnd 12: [Hdc in each of next 11 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (104 hdc) Rnd 13: Hdc in each hdc around. Rnd 14: [Hdc in each of next 12 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (112 hdc) Rnd 15: [Hdc in each of next 15 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (119 hdc) Rnd 16: [Hdc in each of next 16 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (126 hdc) Rnd 17: [Hdc in each of next 13 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (135 hdc) Rnd 18: [Hdc in each of next 14 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around. (144 hdc)

Rnds 19 & 20: Rep rnds 15 and 16. (162 hdc) Rnd 21: Hdc in each hdc, inc 6 hdc evenly sp around, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg hdc. Fas­ten off yel­low only. (168 hdc)

Edg­ing

Rnd 1: With turquoise, work­ing in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of sts, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, [ch 7, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st] around, end­ing with ch 3, tr in beg sc to po­si­tion hook in cen­ter of last ch-7 sp. (42 ch-7 lps)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch sp as beg ch-1, ch 6, [sc in next ch sp, ch 6] around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Rnd 3: Thread beads on turquoise cot­ton, join turquoise in any ch-6 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp as beg ch-1, ch 3, bead ch

(see Spe­cial Stitch), ch 3, [sc in next ch sp, ch 3, bead ch, ch 3] rep around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

MEDIUM COVER

Rnds 1–12: Rep rnds 1–12 of Large Cover. At the end of rnd 12, fas­ten off. (104 hdc)

Edg­ing

Rnd 1: Rep rnd 1 of Edg­ing. (26 ch-7 lps) Rnds 2 & 3: Rep rnds 2 and 3 of Edg­ing.

SMALL COVER

Rnds 1–7: Rep rnds 1–7 of Large Cover. At the end of rnd 7, fas­ten off. (56 hdc)

Edg­ing

Rnd 1: Rep rnd 1 of Edg­ing. (14 ch-7 lps) Rnds 2 & 3: Rep rnds 2 and 3 of Edg­ing. CW

Pic­nic in style with these pretty dish cov­ers, which can be used over glasses, pitch­ers and bowls to keep bugs and de­bris away from food. The last round in­cor­po­rates beads to add weight to keep the cov­ers in place. Cro­cheted with two strands of size 10 thread held to­gether, these cov­ers can be used as ta­ble mats un­til needed again.

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