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Beachy Bliss Shell Dishcloth

Get ready to head to the beach just by visiting your kitchen! Pair this adorable shell dishcloth with the Sandy Starfish Dishcloth for a kitchen set that screams summertime.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 11.5” (29 cm) at widest point, 9” (23 cm) tall

Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) over sc

Materials

Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton; 95 yards [86 meters]/70 grams): #02017 Desert Rising (1 ball)
Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Scflo: Single crochet in front loop only
Tr: Treble (triple) crochet
Tr2tog: Treble two together (decrease)

Pattern Notes

Ch-2 counts as 1 hdc throughout.
Ch-3 counts as 1 dc throughout.

Pattern

Shell

Ch 17.
Row 1: Sc in in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (16 sc)
Row 2 (RS): Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in next sc, 2 tr in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 3: (WS) Scflo to end. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 2 sc, 2 tr in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (18 sts)
Row 5 and all remaining WS rows: scflo to end. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 3 sc, 2 tr in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (19 sts)
Row 8: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 4 sc, 2 tr in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 10: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 5 sc, 2 tr in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (21 sts)
Row 12: Sl st in each of 1st 7 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 4 sc, 2 tr in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (22 sts)
Row 14: Sl st in each of 1st 7 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each sc to end. Ch 1, turn. (22 sts)
Row 16: Sl st in each of 1st 7 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 4 sc, tr2tog. Ch 1, turn. (21 sts)
Row 18: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 5 sc, tr2tog. Ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 20: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 4 sc, tr2tog. Ch 1, turn. (19 sts)
Row 22: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 3 sc, tr2tog. Ch 1, turn. (18 sts)
Row 24: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in each of next 2 sc, tr2tog. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 26: Sl st in each of 1st 5 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, tr in next sc, tr2tog. Ch 1, turn. (16 sts)
End off after Row 27.

Base

Row 1: With WS facing, work 16 sc across bottom of Shell. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Dc in 1st sc, dc in each of next 5 sc, tr3tog, dc in each of next 5 sc, 2 dc in last sc. Ch 3, turn. (15 sts)
Row 3: Dc in 1st dc, dc in each dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. (17 sts)
Row 4: Dc in 1st dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, tr in each of next 5 dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in last dc. End off. (17 sts)

Finishing

Work 1 row sc evenly spaced across curved top of Shell.
Work 1 row sc evenly spaced around Base, placing 3 sc in each corner.
Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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