Category Archives: 52 weeks of dishcloths

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Crochet the Jazz Age Washcloth!

Have you downloaded the Jazz Age Crochet Washcloth pattern yet? I have, and like many people somewhat new to crochet, I was not very confident that I have what it takes to make one. If this sounds like you, fear no more! We have a new video tutorial that will teach you all the key steps to crocheting your very own Jazz Age Washcloth. So grab some yarn (any will do, though the pattern suggests CotLin and that's what Jenny uses for the video), a crochet hook (we use a 4mm hook, though gauge isn't so important for a washcloth), watch the tutorial, and complete your very own Jazz Age Washcloth!

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Clockwise from top: "Phyllis & Marian" (p. 18), "Zick Zack" (p. 20), "Nana's Favorite Dishcloth" (free on Ravelry.com)
A Beginner’s Knitting Journey

aka: Learning to knit something besides scarves. As the newest member of the Knit Picks team, I have a lot to learn! I am fairly new to knitting... although I've known how to knit for years, until I came to work at Knit Picks I hadn't made anything more complicated than a garter-stitch scarf. In less than a week of employment I was drooling over yarn and planning out what to create next. It was obvious I was going to need to learn to knit on a more sophisticated level. Fortunately I am surrounded by talented knitters who have been so very patiently helping me! Let me share a bit of my beginning knitter's journey, aka: learning to knit something besides scarves.

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The Queen Jane Blanket
Dishcloth Remix: The Queen Jane Blanket

suspect the reason I love making blankets so much is that they are basically grown up dishcloths. You get the ease of a dishcloth pattern (think: no shaping!) but the pizazz the size of a blanket affords. This lovely lace pattern is the free Jazz Age dishcloth from our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Kitchen Spectacular. I named it Queen Jane in honor of my little niece who was born just this week. Her adorable siblings held a coronation to install her as High Queen of the Home. Once the bitty Queen is big enough, she'll claim this blanket as her rightful own!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Glacial Spa Cloth

It's the time of the year most of us forget to take care of ourselves - too busy rushing to & from holiday parties, family dinners, shopping malls and everywhere in between. So we think you should take a few minutes, whip out your crochet hooks and Shine Sport and crochet this little spa cloth to sooth your harried soul. Check out our newest free pattern - Glacial Spa Cloth by Beth Major!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern: Tree Hunting

This week's free dishcloth pattern is very timely - I was just noticing last weekend all the folks going out to get their Christmas trees! Check out the adorable Tree Hunting Dishcloth by Chelsea Berkompas!

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Free Facecloth Pattern – Topaz

Knitted (or crocheted) facecloths are my favorite to use - soft (especially when you use yarns like CotLin or Shine) and really feels great on my sensitive skin. I think this week's free pattern will be another to add to my rotating list of cloths - check out Topaz by the wonderful Joyce Fassbender.

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