Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crocheted Dishcloths

Sherry asked if I would share the pattern for the crocheted dishcloth I made for the giveaway.  Of course I'm happy to share!  But it got me to thinking about another dishcloth I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas.  My husband's family had agreed not to exchange gifts for Christmas last year but this little blue guy above was already on my hook for her.  She and my mother-in-law were the ones to show my how to crochet last Christmas!  I felt a little silly just handing over a dishcloth and nothing else so I gave her the little dishcloth pattern book as well. 

Dishcloths by the Dozen was picked up on a whim while walking through Jo Ann one afternoon.  On thinking of making something for the sew along giveaway I immediately thought of this pattern first.  It had been so fun and easy to hook.  Sadly when I returned to Jo Ann to find a second copy none could be found.  
But I spotted this wonderful book instead, Big Book of Dishcloths, Pot Holders, & Scrubbies.  It was a bit more expensive then Dishcloths by the Dozen but had three times as many patterns including pot holders and scrubbies!  The granny square dishcloth was designed by Katherine Eng and was really very easy to follow.  I haven't tried any other patterns in this book yet but would like to try a few others.  Oh my project list just gets longer and longer!!!