Monday, August 13, 2018

Crocheting Dishcloths

"Do you make crocheted dish cloths?"

The question was posted to my Facebook page. It was something I hadn't considered before. Could I? Certainly.

Dish cloths are just small squares crocheted (or knit) using 100% cotton yarn. And I have a stash of cotton yarn. It's the yarn I use to make the jellyfish.

Rather than spend hours (or days) perusing stitch dictionaries (which is what I would normally do, looking for the perfect stitch), I searched Pinterest for dish cloth patterns. It's cheating, I know. But I also know I could then spend days working on swatching for sizing, and the stitch I picked might not look all that great.

I found this Crocheted Textured Dishcloth pattern from Just Be Crafty, and here's what came out...


Yes, it's white. That was the color requested.


And now I have a great idea on how to use up the odd and ends of cotton yarn that isn't enough to create a jellyfish.

28 comments:

  1. I would never call that cheating. ~nods~ That's saving time and using your talent more efficiently. Very nice looking! And white is probably a good choice. I recall my nose blind mother using dish cloths until they stank to high heaven. Ugh... It's no wonder I constantly suffered 'the flu' as a kid. I was systematically poisoned, I'm sure. Heh... Be well!

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    1. Sure, we can call it that...

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    2. Ha! It's great you have a good use for those odds and ends. I hate wasting materials.

      As for your kind question on my blog, I'm hoarding my full series out of dread sharing with the cold, cruel world. ~grin~ I'm happy writing for myself.

      But if I ever decide to try publishing, there's someone I might contact for help. He's a similarly oriented author who published a short sci fi bit I wrote for his anthology. At conclusion of that collaboration he welcomed me to contact him with future tales. We just might make a good team. Who knows? Be well!

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    3. There are people who will hate your book. It's inevitable. But, there will also be people who love your book. And they'll make pursuing publishing worth it.

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  2. Very nicely done! I bet they would do well at the farmer's market!

    betty

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  3. Now you have something new to create and sell.

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  4. I didn't realize you had a Facebook page with your projects. I "liked" it and followed you. The dishcloths are pretty. I like the texture.

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, I don't promote my social media pages as well as I could.

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  5. It came out really nice. I don't see how looking up a pattern can be cheating. Maybe you're being too hard on yourself? :)

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  6. I use knitted dishcloths that my mom made. :)

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  7. It's very pretty - too pretty to actually be used as a washer, surely! And finding a pattern isn't cheating. Cheating is finding someone to make it for you ;)

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  8. I just finish two for our kitchen. There was a local lady here who pass. But she crochet dish cloth for the needy christmas boxes.
    Coffee is on

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  9. My late mom in law made a few for me and I loved them. Great thing to make for sure

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  10. I miss my knitted dishcloths - they were my favorites! But when we moved out of the US, they went away. Now I use only plain-old store-bought ones. :-(

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    1. No one locally crochets? Although, you wouldn't know that just yet, would you?

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  11. Hi Liz - makes sense and a great addition to add to your range of items ... bet they'll sell well too ... clever - glad someone asked you ... cheers Hilary

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  12. I've had people tell me I should knit some dish clothes to sell, but every other knitter I see at craft show has them so I'd rather do something different.

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    1. Yeah. I looked on Etsy, and there's a lot. I wouldn't base a business on it. But if someone asks, I'm good with doing a custom order.

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  13. That's a lovely white color. Looks too nice to use as a dishcloth.

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  14. Not something I ever would have thought of. They look nice!

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