Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Crochet Post! Dishcloths #279-282 and #283-286 and more!
I am working on lots and lots of baby stuff again :-) These two little sets are representative of the ones I am making. They don't have the booties with them because I needed to send the little blue sweater & hat to its new home right away. I will send the booties later when I finish them.
I have put the martial arts afghans away for a little while so I can work on all my new baby things. I have several things on the agenda - it will be a while before I can share any finished objects :-) especially since the booties will live in my sewing basket for a bit before I wind them up!
I still have ONE more dishcloth to do and TWO to finish stitching before I finish the whole 365 dishcloth challenge :-) (Maggie Weldon's 2011 Dishcloth a Day Challenge at www.bestfreecrochet.com) All the patterns are still in the archive if you find any you like.
The one I am stuck on is called the Crocodile Stitch.... I will have to put down baby sweaters for a few days to figure the thing out!
Dishcloths for the week are below:
#279 Christmas Flower Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the bottom left, this pretty variation on the granny square works up quickly and easily. It's lovely in Christmas colors but I think it would make a really pretty scrap afghan!
#280 Shell Variation Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the upper left in a baby pastel variegated cotton yarn, this is another pretty pattern that works up quickly. I didn't like the way the border is done.... or maybe it's me, but I couldn't quite get it to lie flat. I think I would use the pattern again - but probably for a long scarf. I think that would do better than a flat dishcloth.
#281 Liberty Square Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the upper right. This one is a bit unusual in the pattern stitch - done in alternating rows of double and single crochet. It adds an extra level of interest with variegated yarn - but I think it would be pretty with different colors on each row too!
#282 Linked Leaves Crochet Dishcloth - above on the lower right. Oh my - I did not like this one! I almost always enjoy figuring out a new pattern, so that part was okay. That said - once I figured it out - I don't like it. It stretches too much.. I think it will snag when I try to clean with it.
The next four cloths are shown below:
#283 Berry Bushes Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the upper right. I LOVE this pattern for dishcloths! Easy to do, it's nice and nubby.. exactly right for the product :-) That said, I messed up somewhere around the middle and lost track of stitches. It's not exactly square.. but will definitely serve the purpose... and it's worth trying again to make for gifts :-)
#284 Candy Corn Crochet Dishcloth... hmmm..... I bet you can guess this one :-) Definitely easy and cute and will be fun to make for the grandkids!
#285 Orange Blossom Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the lower right. This one shows how much a small applique can do! This is nothing but an orange circle with a flower applique - and it's adorable!
#286 Christmas Star Crochet Dishcloth - another FAVE! I found this pattern worked up really quickly once I laid the foundation. An easy, impressive gift idea :-)
Have fun crocheting!