I tried out the dishcloth pattern from Learn to Crochet African Flower Motifs because crocheting a dishcloth version of something is always my very favorite way to try out a new motif, stitch, or technique.
I was a little confused and mystified by this motif because it seemed vaguely granny square-like, but it was still something new and strange. I was pretty excited when I figured out how the flower part was made, though.
|Can you see it?|
Hint: that orange row has stitches that reach down into a stitch 2 rows down. Amazing.
So here it is!
And now I know 1) how to crochet the African flower motif, which is very pretty and interesting and 2) that I really like the African flower motif because it's very pretty and interesting. And! It's fun to crochet!
As a bonus, this is a pretty fun way to use up scrap yarn. Like any good dishcloth pattern, this just calls for your standard cotton yarn and a medium hook. I used an I hook because even though an H hook would have given me a more solid fabric, I think it would have made the extended stitches and the corners a little too bunchy. I still think this will do a beautiful job of cleaning while look beautiful.
I think this would look better with more vibrant colors, though--maybe some pink and some other color would look good with red. Or white. Or maybe even a bright blue. I'm wondering about using different shades of light blues to see if this would look like a snowflake. Or if I want something that looks more like a sunflower. Or maybe I should have tried out 5 or 6 color combinations. That's fine, though. I want more chances to make this pattern again! I think I'll be trying it out a few more times very soon.
It's got a lot of possibilities to mix up or match different colors, and I do enjoy a good scrap yarn project. Especially when it makes something so pretty!