I’ve picked up a hobby between book writing. So far, I have crocheted a stack of dish cloths.
They are 100% cotton, which I love. They are machine washable and dryable.
I appreciate the pattern because it provides texture, which is always helpful when cleaning up messes or hand washing dishes.
Did I mention, they are easy to make? Isn’t that a plus?
They make great gifts, which is why I’ve needed to make more since my prior post.
Here’s another photo of some of the color varieties that I’ve made -
crochet hook, size H/8, 5.00 MM
100% cotton yarn, approximately 1.75 ounces per finished dish cloth, worsted, 4 ply
13 dc and 6 1/2 rows - ins (10 cm)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
dc (double crochet)
Ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring
Ch 3 (counts as dc). (Ch 2, 4 dc) 3 times in ring. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1dc in each of next 3 dc (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space. *1 dc in each of the next 4 dc (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * twice more. join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd to 8th rounds
Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each dc to next ch-2 space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each dc to end of round. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around, having 3 sc in corner ch-2 spaces. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
You can also find these instructions inside the sleeve of the Peaches and Cream brand 100% cotton yarn -
Next, I plan to delve into place mats, followed by throw rugs. If you know of some great (and simple) patterns, let me know.