Category Archives: 52 weeks of dishcloths

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Paige Family Dishcloth Pattern

Growing up, both my mom & my grandma were always knitting and crocheting - they had learned both so they didn't feel any need to keep projects to one or the other.  When I first got interested in yarn crafts, my mom showed me how to make the dishcloths she and my grandmother always made.  Of course I tried it and even though my newbie misshapen pieces were not works of art, I enjoyed making them and used them for years.  So I thought I'd share the pattern with everyone doing the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths!

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Little Projects

I always try to keep a small project on my hooks or needles as a sort of crafty "palate cleanser" while I'm working on intense, long-term projects. I've noticed that it helps to keep me motivated and excited about those big pieces if I can take a mini break and finish something else quickly. My newest favorite mini knit is Purl Soho's free Garter Flap Hat (teeny tiny baby sized).

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Staccato Dishcloth Pattern

I love experimenting with interesting textures and stitch patterns - and the dishcloth is simply the ideal blank canvas for projects like these. Plus, it's a great way to rediscover old favorites in your yarn stash, since you won't need too much yarn to make a dishcloth. For the Staccato Dishcloth pattern, a series of repeating and alternating slip stitches are used to create a fabric with subtle sculptural qualities. The slip stitches are also what create the slight ripple effect on the edges.

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The Oh-So-Sweet Marguerite Dishcloth

Traveling is a fantastic time to catch up on crafting time. This last spring I visited New Jersey to watch my sister participate in the Special Olympics USA Games. The long plane ride, countless bus trips, and hours of train adventures all paid off with a glorious pile of completed projects.

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Dancing Shells Crocheted Dishcloth

Creating the dishcloth patterns over the last 10 months for the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been fun and a challenge for me. I decided experiment with new stitches whether it be knit or crochet. I also have always loved texture, especially 3D texture. The Dancing Shells Dishcloth, made with Dishie, was the perfect choice for a new look in crochet!

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Bear With Me Dishcloth

One of the reasons I have paper and pen with me nearly all the time is that I never know when inspiration will strike. For this dishcloth, it happened in a most unlikely place: the middle of a meeting about upcoming graphics for our next launch.

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Chain Link Dishcloth

When playing around with stitch patterns for knitted dishcloths, I usually tend stick to simple ones, saving more complex patterns for things like socks, hats and sweaters. So for my newest, I used a knit and purl combination to create the neat effect of an image of a chain link fence - the Chain Link Dishcloth.

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Ricochet Lace Dishcloth

I love the idea of trying out new-to-me lace patterns in a dishcloth before I launch into a lengthier project with intricate yarn overs. The columns of fan shapes in the Ricochet Lace Dishcloth caught my eye when I was flipping through one of my vintage dictionaries and I wanted to take an afternoon to see if I liked the general "rhythm" of the pattern before I committed to a larger project like a cowl with this stitch. Thus the Ricochet dishcloth was born!

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Little Leaves Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Little Leaves Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Let me start out by saying - I LOVE bobbles! Not only are they a simple and fun way to incorportate a bit of texture into your project, but bobbles also add loads of scrubbing power to dishcloths! The Little Leaves Crochet Dishcloth Pattern uses a simple bobble with a chain 1 space, making it super easy to see where you need to make the bobbles on the next row.

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Fruity Loops Dishcloth

Start your day off right with a dishcloth of deliciously intense fruit flavors. Made with whole cotton fiber and lightly sweetened, Fruity Loops makes dish washing fun, and is a complete source of rainbow cheer.

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