Category Archives: 52 weeks of dishcloths

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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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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.

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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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Mrs. Hunter’s Dishcloth

I'm very proud to introduce, not only my first dishcloth, but my first ever published pattern! Mrs. Hunter's Dishcloth is based on an easy lace pattern from my favorite stitch dictionary, Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and named after a woman from a prominent Shetland knitting family.

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Teal Swirl Dishcloth

Blankets are my favorite thing to crochet, and I rarely deviate from this chosen, sacred path. That is, until I realized that dishcloths are like mini blankets, with quicker turnaround!

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Citrine Washcloth

Dandelion Shine Sport never looked so good! Shine's soft cotton blend combined with the bumpy texture of this stitch results in the perfect washcloth. There are no decreases or increases involved either! Each "bump" is formed by creating a small chain of knits in a single stitch and then the chain is popped to the front of the project on the next row. It's such a fun stitch to work with! Plus there's a simple four row repeat that's easy to memorize and quick to knit.

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Étoile Crocheted Dishcloth

Designing for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been such a wonderful excuse to revisit my collection of stitch dictionaries. I love pouring through these collections and experimenting with new stitches. This one in particular stood out to me - I loved how the cluster stitch resembled a star, but adding it against stripes created what looked like a flower or vegetable garden to me. I knew that I had found my inspiration for the next dishcloth.

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Mismatched Dishcloth

For my new dishcloth, I thought I'd go with a combination of my favorite crochet techniques. I was flipping through a crochet stitch dictionary & happened across a wave and chevron stitch and thought "perfect!"   A few variations of my own and I have a colorful new dishcloth to share!

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Triple Chocolate!

The 52-weeks of dishcloths is been a fun challenge for me.  I hunted for the perfect stitch pattern to use in creating something different and fun.  I've always thought that a dishcloth should have some texture for scrubbing; well I achieved that with the pleated stripes in the Triple Chocolate Dishcloth pattern.

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Peach Margot

Spring is HERE! Finally! The change in weather means I've been reaching for bright, cheery yarns. I've had a skein each of Cotlin Flamingo and Conch on my desk since we started this series of dishcloth patterns and I succumbed to their siren call for Peach Margot Dishcloth pattern. I LOVE how chipper they are together, especially in the Catherine Wheel stitch (one of my all time traditional favorites). This dishcloth reminds me of photos I've seen of flamingos in flight, all wings and necks.

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