Tuesday, February 08, 2011

dishcloths

I've started making dishcloths! I haven't made too many yet but I already love them, they are so quick to make and there are so many fun patterns to try. I even found a fun swap group on ravelry called, Dishcloths R Us. I thought about joining the 12 month swap group but decided this one would be easier, I'm not sure how long I'll keep loving making these. With this group, you just sign up at the start of the month if you want to join in. So far, I've done January and February and I've already signed up for March!

tulip stitch dishcloth

This one I made for myself back in December. It's called the Tulip Stitch Dishcloth. Very quick to work up and it looks so pretty. I had a hard time wanting to dirty this one up, I just started using it for it's purpose last week!

star dishcloth

This one is called the Sylvan Star Washcloth, I really like this blue!

butterfly dishcloth

And this one is the Butterfly Garden Square, I've been wanting to make this block for such a long time. I decided to make it into a dishcloth. I love how it looks, I may end up making a blanket out of these squares some time.

As you can tell, I'm pretty much over not liking variegated yarns! I really like using them for dishcloths and now that I'm looking at them differently, I'm finding a lot of pretty colors.

16 comments:

  1. I really got into making spa and dish cloths for gifts over the holidays. Been using the same pattern to stock up on some for last minute gifts in 2011 and look forward to trying some of these patterns you linked to above while going through my cotton stash and making these pretty gifts up! thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Your dishcloths look pretty. I had a hard time getting in the groove with making dishcloths. Why make them when they're only going to get dirty and probably stained? The answer is 1. they work out so much better than store-bought and 2. they're portable projects that I call my "purse projects" because I can carry one in my purse to work on when I get stuck waiting somewhere.

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  3. They are all so pretty. I bet it's difficult to dunk them in dirty dishwater. Always a great excuse to make more though!

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  4. You can't have to many dish cloths, and always make a great gift. :))

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  5. hello, realised you were missing in my life and went on a search for you :) lovely new blog
    xxrosey

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  6. neat patterns! I'm going to try these. I love making dishclothes and potholders - they are easy, quick, pretty, and practical. I like to "try out" patterns or stitches or techniques on them.
    I even love it when I go to my mom's and see the ones I gave her, all bleached, faded, and used. I know she appreciates them then!

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  7. Wow, I love these, thanks for the links. I've never made one and I use the sponges but I my mum uses dishclothes. I hadn't though of just using a granny square - and I have a whole book of them! What kind of yarn do you use?

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  8. You are so good at finding the best swaps! Those dishcloths are all lovely! I make my own for myself and various friend/family, so maybe I'll try this swap one month.
    I have a love/hate relationship with variegated yarn. I love it, but I've learned to use it carefully. I think that's the trick. I love it when you find a pattern that works beautifully with the yarn. You've done a great job here!

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  9. They all look lovely! Pretty colors, too!

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  10. Love the dishcloths and thanks for providing the lnks.

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  11. once again simple and stylish work from your good self. What cotton did you use? Did you find it thick & hard to use? I'm currently making dishcloths with a thinner cotton & sometimes with 2 strands and I'm finding it smoother & easier.

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  12. i love the edges on the first one!! It makes it look very unique!

    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  13. oh, the blue one is my favorite! i've been looking for dishcloth patterns recently. i'll have to mark this one.

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  14. HI, I AM NEW TO YOUR SITE. I MUST SAY I LOVE WHAT I HAVE SEEN SO FAR:) DURING YOUR WORK, DO YOU SHARE PATTERNS WITH OTHER CRAFTERS? WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE POT HOLDERS YOU DID ABOVE IN THIS ISSUE !! I HAVE BEEN CROCHETING FOR OVER 54 YEARS! WOW HARD TO BELIEVE:)I MAKE A LOT OF MY OWN PATTERNS UP TOO! BUT LOVE LEARNING NEW THINGS FROM FELLOW CRAFTERS! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! HUGS, PAULA "CRFTYLDY"

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  15. You can never have enough dishcloths or washcloths and everyone appreciates them!

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