I've tried the Variegated Dishcloth pattern from Dishcloths before, and now I can say that I've done it. It's a pretty large dishcloth and I like the look of it. But I never could quite follow the pattern. You know how eventually you can guess where increases should go? I just couldn't with this one. Even after I checked and re-checked and re-checked a few more times to make sure I was doing everything according to the instructions, I still didn't feel like this was coming out like it should. The pattern repeats just kept eluding me.
I was calling it the Special Snowflake Dishcloth in my head, but only in a partly grouchy way. With the light blues in the yarn--Sugar'n Cream's Faded Denim--this really does look kind of icy and frosty like a snowflake. And since it's sitting in my Christmas gift stash, the wintry look will be especially appropriate when I give it to someone as a gift.
Also, this is made up almost entirely of clusters. I'm getting plenty of practice with them and I really like it! Clusters are pretty, add a nice bit of bubbly oomph to a crocheted fabric, and I can see why they'd be a great crochet stitch for a dishcloth.
|The first of many cluster stitches.|
I know this is a bit obsessive, but dishcloth patterns have been great practice for me to learn new crochet techniques and to follow all of the abbreviations in patterns. I want to make sure I've got it right. How do you try out learning new things?