Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Crocheting: Dishcloths

On Monday, I shared a bunch of knitted dishcloths I've made recently. Today I'm going to show you my favorites - the crocheted ones. It's quite ironic that the crochet ones are my favorite, since one of the reasons I learned to knit was to be able to knit dishcloths. Maybe I'll find a really great knit dishcloth pattern, but for now, these are my favorites.

I had a large cone of natural-colored cotton, but I didn't want to make all-solid dishcloths. I was in the mood for a little bit of color. This pattern, my absolute favorite at the moment, uses scraps for the stripes, so it was perfect. I made two of these for my gift stash, and I was able to use just scraps for the stripes on both dishcloths.

I also love the fact that this dishcloth is simple, doesn’t need any border, and comes out looking very “clean” and professional. It's called Simple Stripes Dishcloth and is available as a free download on Ravelry.

I made it in a few more colors, too ...

Natural and Fiesta yarns from Peaches & Creme

On its own, the Fiesta colorway is pretty overwhelming. Paired with this natural color, though, I really like it - in small doses. :) It’s just cheery enough to make a person smile in the kitchen.

For this one, I used a bright color for the main part and a neutral for the stripe. Since I was using up the last little bit of the Natural-color cone, I only made one of these. I really, really like it because I adore the color yellow (Dandelion Yellow in this case).

This Scrubbie Dots pattern is from the same designer, and I love it! It's also available on Ravelry as a free download.

What I love most about these is that they were designed to use all scraps. Trust me, they use up teeny, tiny scraps. Well, not 6" scraps, but you know what I mean ...

This is my favorite scrubbie pattern, and it will be my go-to pattern for my cotton dishcloth scraps from now on.


Shoregirl said...

Love these striped dishcloths...the stripe adds just the right touch to them! Those scrubbers are super cute too. You're right....the use of scraps makes them doubly nice!

Michelle said...

Those are so pretty -- love the stripe and the texture!