Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Springtime Mitered Dishcloth

Here's a springtime version of my favorite potholder pattern:
Basic pattern can be found in my Etsy shop here.
Picot edge is included in this pattern here.

Easy.

Most folks would consider this a potholder but I use these as dish rags.
 They may not be thick enough to withstand the heat as a potholder, 
but two could be joined together with the picot stitch and used as a potholder. 
After use, I rinse and wring them thoroughly and hang them
 from a hook by the sink or the faucet with that convenient handle. 
This drying technique keeps them smelling fresh and germ resistant:

These make a great gift!
 Hmmmmmm....Mother's Day.....Mother-in-Law Birthday....etc. etc....hmmmmmm....
the wheels are spinning.

Wishing you many happy hooky days filled with lots of potholders/dish rags!!!

17 comments:

  1. Astri,

    This is terrific. Yipee! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    I am going to make one this week.

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  2. I can't wait to see it, Lolly! I've been working on some for my Mother-in-Law's Birthday come April 7th. I got one done in 29 minutes while riding the recumbent bike today. The first one took an hour. :-)

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  3. Super fine grytekluter :o) !!!
    Takk for oppskriften :o)

    Ha en fin dag :o)!

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  4. Bonjour,
    Oh, très bien, je vais tester :)

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  5. Thanks for the additional comments, Malu and Manuelles. If anyone makes some of these I would love to see a post about them. That's fun bloggin'!

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  6. Bonsoir Astri,
    J'ai copié ton modèle en expliquant bien que tu étais au départ de cette réalisation, j'ai également mis un lien vers ton blog.
    Bon dimanche et à bientôt,

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  7. J'ai oublié de te mettre le lien :)
    http://faire-soi-meme.blogspot.com/2011/04/encore-des-lavettes-pour-faire-le.html

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  8. These dishcloths are beautiful. I decided to give one a try yesterday, and your directions were fabulous. I only had difficulty with the picot edging (had never done that stitch before.) The tutorial was super easy to follow. Thanks so much! I've just finished making a set of three for my mom's birthday. Now I have to rest my hands and get ready for your granny rose crochet-a-long! Thanks again!

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  9. I would love to see your dishcloths. Send a link with a pic if you have one. :-)

    In just a few hours the crochet-a-long begins. I am so excited you will be joining. :-)

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  10. You can see my dishcloths on my Pinterest board (I made another pretty yellow one for myself!) The link is:
    http://pinterest.com/sweetpetunias/things-i-made/

    I'm off to gather supplies for the crochet-a-long now. Can't decide if I'll need an H or I hook, plus I've been dreaming of your petite granny rose pillow...wondering if we're allowed to stray from the crochet-a-long sized pillow? I have a perfect little corner of my couch that's longing for a dainty little rose pillow!

    Looking forward to next week's post. Thanks again for your wonderful tutorials!

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  11. Your dishcloths are awesome! Thanks for sharing. I love that yellow one for Spring.

    Oh yes please stray - I would love to see what you come up with, especially the colors.

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  12. I have so much fun making these dishcloths. They are easy and quick. Thanks for sharing these with us! God Bless!

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  13. Oh now these are cute! I followed a link from Dorothy's Room to your 2 popular posts meet post then here. I'd never thought of putting a loop on the end of a cloth. That might be convenient.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura


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  14. I didn't get the same ridging effect as the picture. Did you work this in front loop or back loop single crochet? Mine still turned out rather pretty, but I like the ridges in yours. Thanks

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    1. Hi Sharon - yes I did work in the back loop.

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