I was given some hand-knitted dishcloths recently by my dear DIL's (MissesStitchesJr) mother. I thought they were fantastic.
I knew how to knit once upon a time, but didn't really care for it. However, I'm more adept with a crochet hook. (I know--not in vogue right now. But what the heck...)
Above are two dishcloths that I crocheted last week. Incredibly simple and fast. I had two different patterns, both from Crochet Spot, which is a fun website for all things crochet.
I used Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn by Lily, purchased at my local quilt shop, The Loft.
The dishcloth above is the mesh one (obviously!). It was even faster to crochet than the "full," ridged, dishcloth (below).
They crocheted up in no time at all, using a size J crochet hook, as directed.
In the above photos, the ridged dishcloth has already been used, and is lying over the edge of the sink to dry.
By now I have used both cloths. I think I prefer the ridged cloth, as there is just not very much substance to the mesh cloth.
I thought it might have a good texture, but now I think I'll just stick with the ridged cloth.
They both feel very nice and soft, and do not take forever to dry.
I can see making a lot more of these little puppies!