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When I was 9 or 10 my grandma tried to teach my sister and I how to knit and crochet. For whatever reason, my brain can’t wrap itself around knitting, but I have been crocheting ever since. I have mad everything from afghans to coffee mug cozies, but I don’t pick it up as much as I would like.
I always say that I have time for one hobby at a time, so crocheting has been on the back burner for a while. But when I re-organized my rag and towel cabinet the other day I decided it was time to replace some of my dish cloths. They usually last me about a year before they start looking seriously dingy, or sometimes even falling apart!
So it was definitely time to pull out the hooks and whip up a few more dish cloths. Making them is not the cheapest method, but I vastly prefer mine to store-bought brands. They are colorful and fun, and have a great thick, knobby texture for scrubbing. Plus crocheting is relaxing for me, so its like free therapy lol.
I use cotton yarn like Sugar’n Cream. If you pick these up with a coupon at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s for less than $2 each. One dish cloth doesn’t use the entire skein of yarn, but you can’t get two out of one skein. I like to save the extras for making cleaning puffs
I haven’t written a lot of patterns up, so if you have any issues following this one, please feel free to ask me any questions!
The Plaidfuzz Crocheted Dish Cloth
Use a skein of cotton yarn and around a size H hook. Chain 25 and sc in second chain, then 2 DC in same chain. Skip a chain and then repeat until last chain, and only sc in that chain. Chain 1 and turn. In first stitch sc and then 2 dc in same stitch. Skip to the hole between the cluster of stitches in first row, and sc 2 dc in same stitch. Repeat across town then sc in last stitch. ch 1, turn and repeat. Repeat until you have a square cloth, tie off and weave in tail.
I’m still working on building my dish cloth stash back up – its kind of addicting! My favorite are the variegated and patterned yarns, but the sky is the limit on colors.