Monday, April 11, 2011

Crocheted dischloths

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This is my idea of a productive day.  I crocheted four dishcloths, didn’t get another thing accomplished, and found the dishcloths were enough. 
I don’t know what it is about these little useful things that make me so happy, but there definitely is something.  There’s a certain sense of pioneer lady about stitching up something I need; a potholder, a dishcloth, a whole entire quilt.  It just makes me feel so great, and (except for the quilt) it only takes a few minutes.  That’s a lot of bang for the buck!
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I probably would have made more than four, but I ran out of cotton yarn color choices.  I know!  I ran out of yarn!  Must remedy this situation immediately.   I added another main color round just before the edging, because they were turning out a little small.  And check out that gorgeous handpainted bowl up there—my mom brought that back for me from Portugal.  Ooooooh!  Lovely. 
Well, as part of my ongoing personal quest to use the pretty things in my life, I am off now to do the dishes, even that scrambled egg frying pan.

7/16/12: It looks like this pattern has been taken down, and I don't have it  to share--sorry 'bout that!  Please check the comments for some great alternative patterns.  Thanks for your help!


29 comments:

  1. I love these!!!! I make them too, only knitted. I agree, something very pioneer woman about making them. I use mine all the time. Thanks for the link. I will try these in crochet. So pretty!

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  2. I love the colors that you used. So cute. I've got the pattern but have never made any yet. Maybe I should get moving on it. :)

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  3. cute colors! I love this pattern, it's so quick and fun :)

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    1. i sooo love these pretty posie dishcloths, but the pattern, i cannot locate, could you email the pattern to me?! i would so appreciate it!!!
      Please and Thankyou, they'll make great Christmas gifts for all my kids!
      email: Dibbyq@hotmail.com
      my name is suzie, thankyou

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  4. oh dear there must be something wrong with me 'cos I think these are far too pretty to wash dishes with!! I think I would like to use them as coasters or little table centres. Good job we're not all the sam eh? Yours are very pretty. Oh by the way "ran out of yarn??????"

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  5. I love these!!!! Almost too pretty to use! x

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  6. Definitely too pretty to use... at least as dishcloths! And the bowl made me smile, as soon as I looked at it I got this feeling of recognition... Alentejo does have lovely pottery!
    Hope they enjoyed their visit :)

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  7. WOW, these are so great!! I can't wait to make my own, thank you so much for sharing that pattern! I love your projects; I wish I was able to quilt like you do. :) You have a new follower, and I look forward to seeing what you've made next!
    Blessings,
    ~Just a Girl

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  8. i would love love love to make these but i can not download the pattern :( you couldn't send me a email with them could you. Nicolesc@dishmail.net

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  9. I love these! I was going to dive right in and make a couple today, but the when I click the link it says the document isn't posted. Could you email the pattern to me??
    gracia_taylor@yahoo.com
    THANK YOU!

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  10. how do we get the pattern for these dishcloths

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    1. email address is cindygord@hotmail.com thank you :)

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  11. Just wondering how come I cannot get the pattern... could you possibly email me this pattern? Suzie.heyer@AOL.com. thank u

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  12. Ya'll, I'm sorry to say I don't have this pattern to share--the original source has been taken down, I guess. Apologies. Check Ravelry--maybe something similar can be found there? Wish I could help, but alas. Good luck!

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  13. This one is similar and equally cute: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-power-dishcloth-2

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  14. I really like these dishclothes they are so pretty I am going to try to make them for coasters. But I was trying to find the patteren on here and I couldn't find it so could you please email me the pattern.

    lizsnelling@yahoo.com

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  15. I love them they are so cute. Can you send me the pattern please

    gypsy.ce_c@yahoo.com

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  16. Chain 3, sl st closed.
    row 1: 10DC in loop. Join.
    Row 2: 2DC in each stitch for total of 20.
    Row 3: alternate 1DC in stitch, 2DC in next, to end. Total of 30 stitches. Join
    Row 4: Repeat every 5 stitches: 1DC,2DC,2DC,1DC,sc. 42 total stitches in row. Join.
    Row 5: Repeat every 7 stitches: 1DC, 1DC, 2DC, 2DC, 1DC, 1DC, SC. Total 54 stitches. Join.
    Row 6: repeat every 9 stitches: 1,1,1,2,2,1,1,1,SC. Total of 66 stitches. Join.
    Row 7: repeat every 11 stitches: 1,1,1,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,SC. 78 total stitches. Join.
    Row 8, optional...Repeat every 13 stitches: 1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,1,sc.

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    1. If the link was still posted, you might have been able to find it at the WayBack Machine, but without the URL, I can't search it out.

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    2. Row 8 of the pattern posted is incorrect. It should read:
      1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,1,1,sc

      The rest of the pattern works. Just make sure you do the sc's on top of the previous sc's.

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  17. Similar one is Daisy cloth. I make all the time. Use cotton yarn for durability. Change colors as you like. Join each row with slip stitch.
    Chain 3, close loop.
    Row 1: 10DC in loop. Join.
    Row 2: 2DC in each stitch for total of 20.Join.
    Row 3: 2DC in each stitch for total of 40.Join.
    Row 4: Repeat over 4 stitches: 1DC, 1DC, 1DC, 2DC; repeat to end for total of 50 stitches. Join.
    Row 5: 1DC in each stitch for total of 50 stitches. Join.
    Row 6: Repeat over 5 stitches: 1DC, 1DC, 1DC, 1DC, 2DC. Will have 60 stitches total. Join.
    Row 7: Basically any shell stitch worked over 4 stitches. Chain one and slip stitch in the starting slip stitch of the previous row. Skip DC, work 6 triple crochets in next stitch, Skip next DC, SC in next. Repeat to last 3 DC then skip DC, 6 TC, skip last DC. Slip stitch and finish off.

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing this! :)

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    2. By chance do you have a picture you could post of one of your daisy dishcloths? I can mostly follow the pattern, but always find a picture helpful too. Thanks either way.

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  18. Wow thats super cute. I wonder if you could make a baby washcloth like that? Thats something to explore. :)Thanks a lot!!!

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  19. Its sad that this pattern can no longer be seen. :(

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  20. The pattern has been located. It is called Primrose Dishcloth. You can find it here : http://tinyurl.com/cbsuezm

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  21. You also can find it here: http://lovethebluebird.blogspot.be/2012/07/primrose-dishcloth.html

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