I love combining unique stripes and textures with bold colors. And the Ebb + Flow Dishcloth allowed me to do both beautifully! This easy to memorize dishcloth crochet pattern is wonderful for a quick weekend project. It combines single crochet with intervals of crossed double crochet stitches to create a contracting and expanding effect.
The usually misty Pacific Northwest has been hit with a heat wave this last week, which is showing no sign of letting up. To deal with the unexpected dose of sunshine, a sherbet-inspired dish cloth was in order.
The best part of this blanket? It’s a rainbow. A giant, glorious, radiant rainbow. The second best part? It’s a freakin’ rainbow.
I know it’s officially Craft (Knit) in Public Week but you can find me doing something crafty while I’m out and about every day, 365 days out of the year so why limit myself to one week!? Unfortunately I don’t always have someone along with me to document my craftitude so I thought I’d share some of my favorite craft selfies in honor of my favorite week!
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.
Podcast 239: Practical/Impractical Craft is now available! We hear from fine artist Jo Hamilton. She tells about her crocheted portraits and landscapes and lets me peak at her incredible palette of yarn.
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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.
A while back the Knit Picks team was given a challenge to create a pattern for the crocheted kitchen collection. And so the Classic Kitchen Crochet Collection was born. I chose to create the Crocheted Bread Warmer. Since I’m crazy about bread and there’s nothing better than warm bread or rolls, it seemed like the perfect choice for me! There are two shape options, round or square, in Cotlin yarn.
Last year we were discussing what sort of collections we would like to see and it was unanimous – we were all about crafting for the kitchen! And since most of us both knit & crochet, we decided we needed two collections, so we came up with Classic Kitchen Crochet and Retro Kitchen Knits.
I’m particularly excited – all the patterns are by the Knit Picks staff, including me!
I’m a sucker for color gradation. Show me anything in rainbow color scheme and I cannot resist buying it, making it, or eating it.