Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crochet Post! Dishcloths #215 - 218 & 219 - 222

What a gorgeous day!!

And I am blessed to be able to stay at home today and get a few things accomplished - especially a couple of nice long walks outside!  It's funny - since I made a habit of going outside every day.... I almost NEED to do it!  Spending a little time outdoors regardless of the weather seems to have become something I really WANT to do.

And that is the point of the new habits - to make it so easy that I do it automatically - and I miss it when I DON'T do it.... like brushing my teeth.  I would no more skip brushing my teeth than I would fly to the moon without a vehicle.  I want exercise and eating healthy foods to be just like that!

That said - I will share some of the dishcloths with you (yes, I know I've been remedial about posting them lately - but I am still crocheting away!)  I will try to catch up a little on my blogging this week - assuming I can spend the time at home!

8 new dishcloths from Maggie Weldon's 2011 challenge are below:
Patterns are in the archive at www.bestfreecrochet.com

#215 Diagonal Stripes Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the upper left.  It was fun to do this pattern, though we have seen it before..... I do like the patterns that use up my little bits and pieces of leftover yarn!  The actual pattern used a base color every couple of rows to coordinate it - and I did not... but I think it turned out nicely anyway.  It's a generous size too - definitely a repeat!

#216 Flag Crochet Dishcloth - I'm assuming you can figure out which one is the flag?  LOL!!  I really liked this pattern because it was EASY to do.  It worked up much quicker than I expected.  It's a good choice for a flag pattern.

#217 The Rambler Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the upper right.  An interesting pattern.... I'm glad I tried it to learn something new but not a fave to make nor as a favorite end product.  One of the okay ones!

#218 Tricolor Crochet Dishcloth - above on the lower right.  The cloth is thick and absorbent.  I liked the pattern but feel that changing the colors so much was cumbersome.  I may do this again with one color OR a variegated yarn.

The next 4 dishcloths are pictured in the photo below

#219 Blue Butterfly Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the bottom left.  Not so much blue as purple because that is what I have on hand, this one is cute!  Not particularly hard but a little cumbersome to figure out and not cute enough to do twice.

#220 Square on Point Crochet Dishcloth - below on the bottom right.  This one was fun.  The pattern says that it is easy - I would say that is true IF you pay close attention :-)  That said - it is great fun to use the scraps and watch this one take shape while you are making it.... AND you have a nice useful cloth at the end of it :-)

#221 Mexican Eye Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the upper left.  This one turned out absolutely beautiful!  Instructions call it easy, but I'm not so sure.. I got a little confused in the middle.  This is one that I would have to really want to HAVE in order to do it again but is pretty enough that it might happen.

#222 Blue Bobbles Crochet Dishcloth - it's a little difficult to see against my dark background.  It's a pretty lacy pattern more suited to a scarf or vest, I think.  It was easy and quick to make but a little lacy for a useful dishcloth in my opinion.

So there you have it... some crochet adventures for the week.

What are you working on?

1 comment:

  1. Some very interesting dishcloths. Always fun to meet another blogger and stitcher.