Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stash-Buster #6 - A Rainbow of Dishcloths


Pattern found in my Etsy shop here:
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It's all about putting the stash in a color order that makes sense. :-)
Who'da thunk it?
We love these because they have a built-in germ defense system...you see... they can be rinsed and wrung out and then the loop fits on the faucet to hang dry.

So once again it's all about the stash:
And it's all about 
Stash Busters 2013

WARNING:
This is not the end of the dishcloth stashbusting...
Stay tuned.

53 comments:

  1. Oh I love them Astri. They are so colorful and fun! I'll for sure make some of them :) thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Så fine. Hele regnbuen. Til å bli glad av. D

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  3. Eh bien, avec tout cela, tout va être bien propre dans la maison !!!
    Bon dimanche de crochet :)

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  4. Such beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing the rainbow. Take care.

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  5. Fine kjøkkenklutar! Der er godt med litt friske fargar når ein skal gjere kjedelege ting;)

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  6. Now I've only ever knitted dishcloths before so these are a real treat. I would love to use up some of my stash doing these but most of it is acrylic or acrylic mix - would this work ( I usually knit them in cotton )? x

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    1. Hi PJ,

      I don't think acrylic would be good for dishcloths; however, it might work for a hot pad. Perhaps you could make two and then whip stitch or crochet them together for extra heat resistance. Mine are 100% cotton. I have a big acrylic stash too, but it will probably be used primarily for afghans.

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    2. I know this is a couple yrs old but wanted to point out, the cotton is better for a hot pad than the acrylic would be... acrylic melts! The acrylic is great for making scrubbies, etc though, just not so good for wiping up wet messes as it doesn't absorb. Love this pattern and have been making them as big as they'll get with one ball of yarn. Multi-functional at that point as they can still be wash/dish cloths but also hot pads, placemats and hand towels. Thank you so much!

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    3. You are welcome! They are a lot of fun and quite addictive. I agree with your thoughts on acrylic. Thank you for your kinds words. :-)

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  7. Wow! Such colorful dishclothes!

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  8. Fantastic Astri! I can't keep up with you, you are busting your stash at great speed :)

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  9. Very pretty - you must have a beautiful kitchen. :)

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  10. Oh, so lovely! These colour blowouts are the best. Almost like Champagne :-)

    How much yarn is needed for each cloth? How many yards pr 50 gr is it on the yarn you use?

    Have a lovely Sunday :o)

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    1. Hi IH! Thank you so much for your comment. I used a 70.9 g skein, 120 yards and it made at least two. Hope this helps.

      Good Sunday to you too, although it's close to Monday there now. ;-)

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  11. Wow Astri - Love the rainbow of colour - fantastic and fast work!
    Ali x

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  12. Yes, these dish cloths are a great idea. I have to make some...thanks for sharing the how-to
    And the colors are so bright and happy!

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  13. They are just beautiful and I just love the rainbow of colors. I have used that pattern many times over the years and is easy to use. A really good way for a stash busting project. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Sunday! Erika

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  14. And they look so pretty stacked up like that in chromatic order. :)

    I added hanging loops to my last batch of scrubbies and love being able to hang the current one from the faucet handle.

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  15. I looked at away and then all of sudden all these comments! Holy cow -thank you all so much...once again: Who'da thunk it?

    You all make me feel so good. Happiness!!!

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  16. Så utruleg fargerike og fine! :) Og takk for kjempefin DIY. No blir det hekla "tvåger" i fleng i Hekkan-heimen :)
    ps: Du må seie ifrå om du har problem med å forstå nynorsken min - då kan eg skrive kommentarane mine på engelsk heller :)
    Ha ein heklefin dag :)
    Klem, KristiN

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    1. Hei! Your Nynorsk is fine and your commet made me giggle. It helps me practice my Norwegian, although I did not understand the word "tvåger"??

      A fine crochet day to you as well!

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    2. Tvåge = dishcloth in my dialect :)

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    3. Oh that's great thank you. I need a lot of help with my Norwegian! :-)

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  17. Så flotte kluter i herlige farger! :-)
    Du har en koselig blogg, har lyst til å følge deg videre. Ha ei fortsatt fin uke! :-)

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    1. Hi Britt, It always warms my heart to have a Norsk follower. I am so glad you found my blog. Looks like you are up to some fun as well. I will be following you too!

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  18. Hi! Saw your dishcloths on Tangled Happy. Great pattern and colors. I have a big cotton yarn stash, so I will definitely be making some of these. Thanks for the pattern : )

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    1. Welcome to Apple Blossom Dreams Lynne. Tangled Happy is a happy place!

      Good luck with the stash. It's fun to see it go down. :-)

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  19. that´s exactly what i was looking for!!!
    thanxs!
    greetings from hamburg, germany
    pami

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  20. Thank you for sharing your pattern and I too love the built in germ fighter!!

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  21. Such pretty colours to hang in the kitchen.. Thanks for sharing the pattern..:)

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  22. Astri,
    beautiful rainbow!
    I really like your work.
    Thank you for your visit!!
    Have a nice days
    Jarka

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  23. Those are so cute! I love the diagonal pattern, and I of course love the ring as well.

    There are many dishcloths in my stash's future... I should try adding some rings on a few.

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  24. More awesome comments! THANK YOU!!! Welcome new followers...I will be checking out your blogs, as well!

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  25. Hi Astri, I found you pattern via Inga (Arctic Strawberries). I am making my first dishcloth from you pattern, but can you tell me what is the finished size of yours? I fear I need to use a larger hook (I am using a 4mm) as my dishcloth is very small. Thanks, Jodie

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    1. 20 cm x 20 cm...I used a 5mm. Perhaps go out more rows? Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I have been looking for a dishcloth pattern that I really love, and this is it. I have made four of them and intend to do more. I love this blog too. Thank you Astri!

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  27. just discovered your blog and I love it. I love how you added the circle hook to hang them too.

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  28. Thank you for posting these festive patterns. I recently learned to crochet. With this pattern is easy to follow and I fool people into thinking I've been crocheting for a long time.

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  29. So cheerful! I was wondering how much yarn you used for each dishcloth? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hello. Thank you for visiting. Gosh I'm not really sure - I suppose I got about two dishcloths from one skein. I'm sorry I'm not good at keeping track.

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  30. I have a huge yarn stash but unfortunately a lot of the labels are missing. Is there an easy way to tell if a yarn is cotton or acrylic?

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    1. I really do not know how to describe the difference very well. Cotton is generally not stretchy and is a little rougher that acrylic. Perhaps you could google it? I hope you can find out. :-)

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  31. Very beautiful where do you get the pattern would like to make them as gifts

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  32. I can't find the pattern. Would somone share. What makes it Germ Free?

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    1. The link to purchase the pattern is in the post. The dishcloths are germ resistant because they dry quicker since they can hang to air dry.

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  33. Would you have an English written version of this pattern you would email me? I love it!!!!

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  34. Would you have an English written version of this pattern you would email me? I love it!!!!

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  35. these are lovely
    would you please send me the pattern in English?

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  36. Site says free pattern this one isnt

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