Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Crochet Post! Dishcloths #223-226 and 227-230
This past week I've been working on dishcloths (trying to get ahead a little!) and on sweaters for my grandgirls. I found a fairly easy pattern online for cardigans for them and will share when I finish them! I also will be making a few toys for them for their Easter surprises so that will be my focus for this week!
One thing I do have to say about the dishcloths... even the ones that I tell you I did not enjoy finishing... I AM enjoying trying different techniques and ideas. For me, this project is a little bit like an online tutorial... a self-taught class trying new crochet patterns. And THAT is fun :-) I still don't know what I will do when I post #365...... maybe put away my hooks and do the same thing to get into my quilting projects and use up fabric!
Dishcloths #223 - #226 from the August 2011 archives of Maggie Weldon's www.bestfreecrochet.com
#223 Wheel Within Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the bottom left. I apologize for the lighting in these photos.. my dining room tablecloth didn't help much this time! This is a pretty cloth done in triple crochet and double crochet clusters. It worked up quickly - the instructions were clear... it's one of those that would be a pretty gift.
#224 Autumn Leaf Crochet Dishcloth - pictured on the bottom right. This cloth is modeled after one of my favorite quilt patterns. I chose to put the leaf color - a variegated fall-like combination of browns and rust - on a pale blue background that reminds me of a clear sunny autumn day. This one had a bit of sewing since it is made up of granny squares but I had fun dreaming over what a quilt would look like. I may just have to go through my yarn scraps and make an afghan with this pattern! I can see bold orange, burgundy, brown, yellow leaves on an ice blue background :-)
#226 - Burgundy Dress Crochet Dishcloth - Now this one is just fun! I am not sure how it will function as a dishcloth, but it was fun to do and reminded me of a good friend. The doll dress idea is cute! My granddaughters might enjoy them for bath washcloths :-)
The next four dishcloths #227 - #230 from the August 2011 archives of Maggie Weldon's www.bestfreecrochet.com are pictured in the photo below:
#227 Tumbling Blocks Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the bottom left. Despite my definite bias toward quilting patterns, I did not enjoy making this cloth. I found the pattern to be cumbersome and am not convinced that the final product is worth repeating! But I'm glad I made it :-)
#228 - Summer Fan Crochet Dishcloth - I bet you can find this one! I had fun doing this and it is definitely a scrap 'user-upper'! Easy and quick to do, I will definitely add this to my pile of repeat cloths...
#229 Cottage Block Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the upper right. My photo doesn't do this one justice. It's really pretty AND sturdy. The center section has a crochet pattern in it that you can't see because of my color choice. This is another one that would make a pretty afghan, I think.
#230 Holy, Wholly, Holey Crochet Dishcloth - on the bottom right. Lacy and pretty but definitely one of a kind. I found the pattern hard to understand and a pain to concentrate on.
Have fun crafting!