Well, it’s come full circle. It seems that this time last year I was going through a knitting/crochet phase, and it’s happened again this February!
I was so disappointed that I didn’t make it to last month’s Farmgirls meeting, but Grant and I were both sick. The project was to complete a knitted dishcloth, which I was really excited about learning. I have always loved the knitted cloths I’ve bought at craft fairs, but I’ve never actually made one myself.
Since I missed the meeting, I did a little online research myself and found many easy patterns on one of my favorite blogs, Little House in the Suburbs. There are at least ten tutorials for different patterns of dishcloths, and so far I’ve attempted three of them with some success. I’m posting my creations here, but check out the links to Little House for the actual patterns.
The above two are actually the same pattern, Andalutheean, but because I used a color mix, you can’t really see the pattern on the top one. I prefer the bottom one a lot more because you can see the little bumps. The stitches are looser, so it does stretch when I’m washing dishes. This is probably the easiest of the ones that I’ve attempted so far. It’s nice and soft, so I might knit another one as a face cloth.
I made this chevron patterned dishcloth last night. It took a lot of concentration for me to do it because every row in the pattern is different. I couldn’t memorize it, and I kept having to refer back to the pattern. I didn’t do a perfect job, but you can still see the zigzags. It’s called the Good Grief Dishcloth over at Little House in the Suburbs.
Finally, I made this cloth, which is far from perfect, but probably my favorite of all of them because I figured out how to do a crochet border and make a cluster, two things I never thought I’d be able to do. It was a real confidence-builder, and I plan to make many more of these. This is a small one, and it took three episodes of Community to finish, so I guess that’s about an hour and a half. This Bubble Scrubber really does scrub!
I am so tickled that within just a few hours I can now make something cute, handmade and functional that I can use every day. Plus, it keeps my hands busy so I don’t snack as much. You can’t beat that!