Category Archives: 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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Hudson’s Bay Inspired Dishcloth

Hudson's Bay stripes are an absolute classic, known as much for being hard-wearing as they are beautiful. This dishcloth celebrates the spirit of modern simplicity with stockinette stitch in four colors of "Dishie" yarn. Make this dishcloth as written, or extend the off-white color "swan" to a longer length, repeat the stripes, and make a lovely hand towel!

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