Wednesday, May 04, 2011

a 'pretty' crocheted dishcloth





When I take a break for a cup of tea,
my hands need to be busy.
Something about Spring,
makes me turn to crochet projects:
~almost instant gratification
~and lighter cottony yarns.
I used some crochet cotton for this dishcloth,
{Size 3, 100% mercerized cotton}
and a 3.5mm hook.
To keep it simple, I just chained 36 sts,
then worked 30 rows even of double crochet,
{whatever works out to give a square shape}.
The edging is a two-row pattern~
row 1: *single crochet, chain 4* repeat.
{I just worked this at even intervals around
the perimeter of the cloth}
row 2: *single crochet in a loop of previous row,
chain 4-remove hook from that 4th stitch &
insert through the 2nd chain stitch,
then grab the 4th chain stitch and pull
through, chain 2 more
{this creates a picot-type edging},
then single crochet in next loop
from previous row* repeat around cloth.
~
Not the greatest directions, but gives you
an idea I hope.
I haven't tested its dishwashing abilities
yet, as I'm thinking I might
set it aside for gifting.
 And yes :)
I have been made aware that there
are some who would not appreciate such a gift...
I promise to keep that in mind ;)

~Deb

35 comments:

  1. nhsarab1:44 PM

    Very pretty! I can't crochet...darn it.

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  2. The dish cloth is very pretty. The fringe is lovely. You crochet so much better than I am able to.

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  3. Carla3:46 PM

    Deb,
    I crocheted some wash cloths out of organic cotton this Winter and absolutely LOVE them. Mine was not as pretty as yours, but the organic cotton makes them soooo soft.
    Carla

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  4. Prairieflowerfarm3:52 PM

    I love the dishcloth. Very very sweet. I always like using pretty things while doing dishes by hand. I also use pretty smelling soap........mine has the fragrance of grapefruit. If you have to wash by hand.......you must treat yourself! I will be making one......it will make me feel special. Thank you for sharing with us.........it's like we already received a gift...... from YOU!
    Blessings, Linda
    Prairie Flower Farm

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  5. Cheryl4:06 PM

    It's adorable. I like the white with the colorful, lacey edging. :-)

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  6. Gumbolily5:02 PM

    It's always fun to catch up with you again, Deb. Great work room organizing and I like your dish cloth crochet. Still chilly here, but the weekend promises to be WARM. Yay!

    jody

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  7. Sheryl5:23 PM

    Deb i think it is a great idea and it looks great in the kitchen,well done

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  8. Lifeinredshoes6:02 PM

    I always keep a basket of yarn by my side, and have dozens of dishcloths to prove it!
    I haven't tried the cotton thread, just yarn, but now I can't wait. Thank you so much for sharing:)

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  9. connie9:53 PM

    hi deb....just lovely. i'm addicted to knitting dishcloths for myself and everyone else! i FINALLY got around to making your waffle dishcloth pattern a couple months ago. it turned out beautifully and now my mom is using the pattern. thanks so much for all you share.
    connie

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  10. Claire Slade12:17 AM

    I can't imagine who wouldn't appreciate such a lovely handmade gift, deb it's very pretty, and looks just right where it's pictured.
    Claire

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  11. Brenda12:25 AM

    Why would anyone lot love this as a gift? I think it is beautiful xxBrenda

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  12. Oh great...all your fault I have to go out and get some yarn to crochet up this little glory. I just guess I'll have to "suffer" for the cause ;-)

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  13. Beautiful!
    I love it when it's so simple to make and yet it looks so great when it's done :)

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  14. StorybookWoods10:48 AM

    I do not crochet but it is soo pretty, I should make myself learn xoxo Clarice

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  15. DAdesign3:13 PM

    Thank you!

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  16. Yes, I do love the soft feel of that organic cotton. And...I owe you an email reply! Will try to get back on that soon :)

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  17. Thank you Linda! I agree, why not make the job as pleasant as possible :)

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  18. Thanks Jody! I'm so glad you visited--I must get over your way and see what you've been up to. Hope your weekend is warm!

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  19. Thank you Sheryl!

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  20. Hope you like the cotton thread---I think it will do a great job.

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  21. You're welcome Connie--thanks for visiting!

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  22. Thanks Claire. I hope you're all doing well and having a warmer Spring than we are here.

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  23. Thanks Clarice! I found crochet easier to learn than knitting--and it's so quick!

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  24. Vickie3:14 PM

    I don't know how anybody could not love to receive a gift as lovely as a crocheted dishrag! I just love them!!!

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  25. Just me again. I'm needing some new dishrags, and I find that your shop is almost out! I'll be watching to see when you re-stock with white/blue and white/yellow. You must be one busy lady with all your wonderful handwork you do!!!

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  26. Thanks Vickie! I hope to have more dishcloths in the shop soon :)

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  27. Cyndifouquette6:57 AM

    Love the new dishcloth thanks for sharing the pattern

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  28. Thank you Cyndi, and you're welcome.

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  29. Thank you Cyndi, and you're welcome.

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  30. Thanks - you got me crocheting again after about years. At 70 my old fingers still got it. I forgot how fun and relaxing it is even better than FB or Pinterest :)

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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