3
Jul

Zickzack Dishcloth

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I love using textured stitches for dishcloths – it makes it so much easier to scrub those dishes.  So when coming up with my newest pattern, I decided to with a fun zigzag look –  a really easy & fun pattern!  I used my usual garter for the border (it keeps it from curling!) and I just love how it turned out.

12
Jun

Firefly Dishcloth

In my mind, it’s Spring and I’m preparing for a long camping season here in the Pacific Northwest. At the campsite, I sit by the fire, turning my foil-wrapped potato on a stick and stirring my pot of baked beans slowly, relaxing with my husband and kids. After dinner, I wash the pots and pans with homemade dishcloths inspired by my surroundings.

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5
Jun

52 Weeks of Dishcloths #23 – Picnic Basket Dishcloth

A few months back, I was working on a crocheted hat as part of some charity knitting I was doing.  I said to one of my friends, this hat needs something.  That’s when I learned how to do a ribbing in crochet.  I love it!  So when I went hunting for a pattern to use for this dishcloth, I ran into the basket weave pattern using the raised double crochet stitch that I used for the hat and thought perfect! I used Honeydew Dishie, which makes for a nice strong fabric.

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29
May

Sophia Spa Cloth

Designing this spa cloth was definitely one of those times where the yarn tells you what it wants to become. I had been swatching away with different stitch patterns and nothing was quite right for this delicate and pale shade of lilac. Finally, I stumbled on a simple v-stitch pattern that used the half double crochet and I knew that this was the perfect pattern to pair with such a sophisticated shade.

22
May

Loganberry Dishcloth

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to ride my bike down to my local farmers market and choose a flat with 6 boxes of my favorite berries – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries – and of course loganberries!  When I finished my new dishcloth pattern, the bobbles resembled berries, especially in the bright Begonia pink of the Dishie color I chose.  So I decided to call it the Loganberry Dishcloth.

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