I always have more than one project on the go. Right now I have an afghan I’m working on, but it has been put on hold till the weather cools down a bit. I have two embroidery projects on the go – a Stitch Doodles book and some embroidery framed photos.
Scrappy crochet dishcloths are the latest thing I’m working on. You can use the size hook that you feel comfortable with, and change the number of foundation stitches to get the width you want. We all work at a different tension, so what is right for me might not be right for you.
- 4.5 cm hook
- 27 sc for foundation chain
- hdc in 3rd stitch from end, hdc across
- start each new row with 2 sc (first hdc), then hdc across
- repeat till cloth is square
- sc around all edges to give a nice finish
Leftover cotton yarn is also made into knitted scrappy cloths.
My go-to knitting pattern for dish cloths is:
- 4.5 cm needles
- Cast on 4 stitches. K2, yo, k to end of row.
- Repeat this row till you have 40 stitches on the needle.
- Then start the decrease, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.
- Continue till there are just 4 stitches left.
- Cast off.
The scrappy cloths are all finished for now, till I get more little balls of cotton yarn. Next up is a new big ball of crochet cotton and the making of some square dishcloths in rows of dc.
I’ve made lots of knitted dishcloths using the pattern above.
These make up into cute dish cloth britches, ideal for gift giving or craft sales.
More knitted dishcloths in a variegated black and white yarn.
Tunisian crochet has been tried in the past, not my favourite way of crochet but it was good to learn something new.
These dishcloths are much thicker as the stitches are different from regular crochet.
The cotton yarn projects are kept in one of the many bags I have, these ones have a crazy quilt block stitched onto the front of it to make it into a lovely upcycled bag. The other upcycled bag has my ongoing afghan project in it.