I crocheted the Diagonal Stripe pattern from Dishcloths earlier this week and enjoyed it a lot.
It was an incredibly fast project! I'm glad I had it around, because I was trying to upload pictures and write other posts and this gave me something to do with my anxious hands while my Internet slowed to a crawl and eventually crashed.
The pattern calls for ecru and medium blue yarns, but I thought this would look bright and preppy with white and bright blue.
I like this! It's very crisp and has simple lines. It's full of pep and prep and I didn't even know a dishcloth could need those qualities.
You do have to cut your colors for each stripe, but that's not such a big deal in crocheting. I just lay both of my yarn tails across my work and crochet around them.
Then I just need to trim the ends that are left sticking out, rather than weave them all in. I used an H hook, but could have had a thicker fabric if I'd used a G. The pattern calls for an I hook, but I have a pretty loosey-goosey gauge.
This is a fine dishcloth for wiping down counters and cleaning up spills, though. Plus, I think the yarn will fluff up just a little after a trip through the washer and dryer. As always, I used Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn and I think this is a nice dishcloth. Maybe even upstanding.
But I think that's the preppy colors making a good impression on me.