Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Crocheted Dishwashing Cloths

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!


  1. I love the way your dishcloths turned out!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with me :)

  2. Mom, I think I might try and make some of these!

  3. I made a couple of these (knitted) and was given some for Christmas, which is one of the best gifts ever! Glad to see our minds are on the same track!

  4. Jan--

    Love the fabric bowls, very cool! Hey, read about the store in White Bear Lake, MN, that is where my mom is from! I went to the dentist there until I moved to Tennessee! Ha! :) I hope you are well in the new year.


  5. I use knitted dishcloths my mother in law made me and love them. I also have a set that I use instead of a wash cloths in the shower... and yes, I know which are for the shower and which are for the sink! They dry faster than "normal" towels and are much more fun! :)

  6. Thanks for all the great comments. I bought more yarn to make more, and have also found another pattern!