Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bright dishcloths

Jacy will share an apartment with three other girls next year. I offered to make them some dishcloths and hotpads so Jacy chose bright colored yarn and I started knitting. This has been my portable knitting for the past week or so. I figure they'll need at least 6 dishcloths, and the same number of hotpads.

The hotpads are made from the yarn left over from the dishcloths, and are a simple pattern Meg told me about - she got it from Sarah, who learned it from her grandmother. (Crochet a chain of 37 stitches. Single chain crochet into the side of the chain - first down one side, then up the other. After that, just single chain into each stitch around and around and the pad just magically closes up onto itself - kind of like one of those old coin purses. It's a perfect project for someone who has never learned to crochet - like me!)



Blogger Charity said...

These are so bright and happy, I'm sure they'll be motivation for the dishes to get done! :0)

11:21 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I really need to make some of those. I'm intrigued by the hot pads. I can't quite wrap my mind around how the pattern works thought. Of course, I know very little about crochet.

Very nice work!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm absolutely terrible at explaining a crochet pattern, but I'll take pictures as I go and maybe you can figure it out from there.

Or come to Alabama and stay a few days and I can show you in person!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh, I love those colors!! Great choice Jacy!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

I love the bright colors. It will make washing dishes less of a chore.

9:32 AM  

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