Still going strong on dishcloths but I am going to start adding some of the other things I crochet during the week :-) It's beginning to look like all I make are dishcloths! I admit though - I haven't finished much in a while... I am working on some larger projects that are taking more time.
I did crank out a few lovies for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes though... so that will help with my charitable crochet goals for 2011!
The dishcloth photo is below:
The first one of this batch (#22) is the bottom right - Country Heart Crochet Dishcloth. This was a tough one - but only because it has been quite a while since I crocheted a pattern using 2 colors and a grid. My heart is a little lop-sided.... but I learned enough to remember how! And I didn't do so badly that I was willing to start over :-) I might do this one again.... but it is not one of the quick ones to do!
The one in the center on the bottom row - #23 Holey Crochet Dishcloth. This one looksway more complicated than it really is. It worked up quickly and was fun to watch it take shape! I liked the way it turned out in blue.
#24 is the third one I did for this week. It is on the bottom right-hand side. I LOVE the way this one turned out! It was fairly easy and quick and the finished product is both useful AND really pretty. It would be a great touch to a gift package!
Back to the top left is #25 Rapid Blue Crochet Dishcloth. The instructions call for blue & white and I used a variegated with a coordinating Williamsburg Blue instead. This was a great one for learning (or practicing) carrying a second color because alternate rows use the different color without ending off.
Next one this week is #26 - Shell Mile-a-Minute Crochet Dishcloth. This one was a little tricky but after I worked with it a bit and got it figured out, it was fairly easy to do. Of course, the 3 panels are made separately and stitched together so it sat in my sewing basket for a week before I got to it! It did turn out fine but probably isn't a favorite for the lazy crocheter.
Now this next one was a challenge! #27 - Ocean Wave Crochet Dishcloth - named because the sample provided was done in ocean colors (not mine :-) - was tricky. It used a stitch I wasn't familiar with so it was a good chance to practice. And the while the effect is beautiful but it wasn't easy for me to figure out the technique. But at any rate, I did finish it and might consider doing another one if I see a color combination that intrigues me!
So there are the 6 for this week... enjoy!