24
Apr

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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3
Apr

Peach Margot

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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.

27
Mar

Neutral Stripes Dishcloth

This week’s design for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths is the Neutral Stripes Dishcloth. I was going through my collection of dishcloths at home, and I realized that I tend to first pick a color palette and then do a number of variations using the same colors so that I have a matched set. I already have a ton of bright-bright-bright dishcloths for my kitchen, so for this pattern I wanted something that could alternatively be used as a spa or face cloth in the bathroom.

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13
Mar

Slant Dishcloth

When I make myself dishcloths, I tend to go towards ones that I can finish quickly (so I can use them right away – I always seem to make them when I need them the most).  I also prefer ones I can work on when doing other things like reading or watching TV so they need to be easy enough I don’t have to keep referring to the pattern.  So for my dishcloth this week, I came up with the Slant Dishcloth:

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20
Feb

Reversible Pips Dishcloth

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It’s not often that I really dig making dishcloths. It’s something I do to replace the previous victim of some kitchen disaster knowing as I’m knitting that this new creation is doomed to a slow, cheese-encrusted death over the next few months until it’s replaced. That being said, the super simple stitch pattern that I came up with for the Reversible Pips Dishcloth is so satisfying and easy to memorize that I just want to sit down and make a huge pile of them over one weekend for FUN!