Recently I’ve completed several crocheted (and one knit) dishcloth. Nothing super fancy – mostly functional.
This first set was originally intended for someone else. Over the course of a couple days I knocked out a set of four. They now live in my kitchen drawer (in case you weren’t aware, you can never have enough knit or crocheted dishcloths…)
I didn’t use much of a pattern. If you’re looking for one though, here’s a standard Granny Square dishcloth pattern. Mine are a 4-chain ring into which I double-crocheted 4 times. On each row, I chained one between side dcs (double crochets), and at the corners I chained two between the corner dcs. This creates a cleaner corner, in my opinion. I crocheted 7 rounds total. (Please forgive my inadequate explanation of my crocheting – I’m a noob when it comes to crochet and only have the most basic understanding of how it all works!!)
The yarn is Pisgah Yarn and Dying Company, Incorporated, 100% Cotton in Pageantry. This cone was on super-sale at Walmart (a place I so rarely frequent…) so I snatched it up quick. I’ve got a lot of cotton left for many more dishcloths – crocheted or otherwise.
I also crocheted 2 dishcloths (using the same pattern as above) and knit one dishcloth using the Garter Stitch Dishcloth pattern. This yarn is Lion Brand Lion Cotton Solid in Natural. I loved using this cotton. I don’t dislike Lily Sugar ‘N’ Cream or the Pisgah Yarn, but this was so soft and supple compared to what I usually use. Perhaps because it was undyed? My hands are usually really sore by the time I’ve finished knitting, I can’t wait to put it down. But I could knit with this all day. The 3 dishcloths didn’t even use up a full skein of yarn, which is awesome. I purchased 2 balls of it at JoAnns, and you can bet I’ll be using it for more cloths in the future!