I’ve become addicted to this crochet pattern. While I’m watching a movie, it takes me about an hour and fifteen minutes to complete one of these (I might could do it faster if I concentrate, but who wants to do that!).
I downloaded the pattern for free from the Lily Sugar ‘N Cream website (you have to provide your email address, but I haven’t noticed any obnoxious spam or anything). Here’s the link to the actual pattern: Chrysanthemum Dishcloth. The instructions on the pattern, though, were just a little fuzzy on how to finish the very last round, so I’m posting some photos for you here to supplement (but please note that these pictures will make very little sense without the pattern).
Since the first portion of the directions are quite straightforward, we’re jumping to the point where you’ve finished your first color and are starting your second (a word to the wise: Don’t do it all in one color. I tried this, and it has much less impact).
Now here’s where the fun begins (and I hope I pictured this so you can see it). You have alternated sc & ch across your first shell. Now you’ll dip your hook down around the entire little blob of your previous sc, covering it with a new sc.
There’s just one problem: The two people to whom I’ve given these so far (you know who you are) refuse to use them as dishcloths. “This will look great with a vase sitting on it!” (Whereupon I protest feebly that it’s a dishcloth!)