Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Springtime Mitered Dishcloth

Here's a springtime version of my favorite potholder pattern:
Pattern including picot edge can be found in my Etsy shop here.


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!!!


  1. Astri,

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

  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. :-)

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

    Ha en fin dag :o)!

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

  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'!

  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,

  7. J'ai oublié de te mettre le lien :)

  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!

  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. :-)

  10. You can see my dishcloths on my Pinterest board (I made another pretty yellow one for myself!) The link is:

    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!

  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.

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

  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,

  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

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