Sunday, May 25, 2008

Quick & Easy Rainbow Dishcloth

I cranked out these cuties yesterday as a thank you gift for our hosts in FL, just using the cotton yarn I had stashed. I hope they like them. The pattern is quick and simple, and I thought I'd share it for any of you who might also like to use up your stash! (If only it was that easy!!)

Lily Sugar & Cream Cotton or similar
Colors: Rose, Peach, Yellow, Apple Green, Variegated Blues, Lilac
or colors of choice. You will not need full balls of each. I had half size balls of the yellow and green and after making all 4 of these there is still some leftover.
Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook

Finished size (before washing): 6.5 x 6.75 inches

* With rose, Ch 30.
* Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch1, skip 1 st and sc in the next st) across. Ch1, turn.
* Sc in first 2 sts, (ch1, skip 1 st and sc in the next st) across, sc in last st. Ch1, turn.
* Repeat last 2 rows until cloth is the desired size. Example uses 4 rows (2 repeats) for all colors except the variegated blue, which was 6 rows (3 repeats).


Alpaca Granny said...

Great! I got all excited because I think I need to make some washcloths. I can't crochet.

SapphireChild said...

This would be a good one to learn on. :)
Or you could just make a similar thing in knit.

When I was posting this to Ravelry I noticed a pretty neat knit dishcloth. The pattern is here:
But the photo on the site doesn't do it justice. The ones in Ravelry are much more exciting. Since I already have out my box of cotton yarn I'm going to make one.

Have a nice day!