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Weekly Dishcloth: Psychedelic Wedges of Texture

I'm making the Slanting Wedge dishcloth from Crochet Textures for Home & Baby.

Yes, again.

I had wanted to try this pattern with variegated yarn, so that's what I did.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been doing pretty much whatever I want when it comes to crafting and I've discovered that I really, really, really like colorful projects.  And doing whatever I want.  That's usually pretty fun.

So rather than continue working on the dishcloth I'd intended to write about this week, I decided to start this dishcloth at 9 o'clock last night.  It would seem that doing whatever I want includes making poor decisions about my sleep habits.  Whatever.  This is clearly worth it.

I love how the variegated yarn shows off how the wedges lean in different directions!  I love these colors!  I love that you crochet a single crochet foundation row and then work the same stitch pattern over and over until you have a dishcloth!

Simple pleasures for simple minds, you guys.  It's the end of the workweek and I've been putting off enjoying this pattern again for far too long--and there are few things I enjoy more than a simple dishcloth pattern.  This little project is making me incredibly happy with its cheerful colors and crazy wedges.

I mentioned this last time, but it bears repeating: the dishcloth patterns in Crochet Textures for Home & Baby call for a bulky-weight cotton yarn.  If you're using regular worsted weight cotton yarn,  you're going to need to use whatever hook size you typically use with worsted weight yarn.  So instead of using a K hook and Lion Brand Nature's Cotton, I used an H hook and Suagr'n Cream in the Psychedelic colorway.

My skein contains about 95 yards of this Lisa Frank-like loveliness, and I think this will use up the whole thing to make a completely square dishcloth.  The finished size should be somewhere around 7" x 7", but I may just keep going and make it a little taller in order to use up the rest of the yarn.  Yes, I'm a wild and crazy crafter who does whatever I want and now that the weekend's almost here, I'm just going to get even wilder and crazier with my dishcloth-making because I'm daring like that.

I hope your weekend crafting is just as fun and exciting!  Even if it's only exciting to you.  That seems like enough, doesn't?

Happy making!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Dishcloth: Psychedelic Wedges of Texture”

  • Marissa

    I know this is a dishcloth pattern but it looks like it would work up quickly as an afghan. I have some variegated yarn that needs to be made into something; maybe this is it!

    • Jen

      The stitch pattern is incredibly fast to work up--I bet you're right. The crocheted fabric would probably be dense without being stiff. I like how you think!

  • CeltChick

    That is about parrot-bright! Love the yarn, and this very interesting stitch pattern. It almost makes me want to make one---but I'd have to work it just a little at a time, as crochet makes my wrist hurt. Still, I have a sack full of Sugar 'n Cream in the's tempting.

    • Jen

      Well, it's the same row over and over--so you'd be able to return to this in spurts because the pattern is easy to remember. Also, you could move up a larger crochet hook than what you used to use and that way you wouldn't wrestle with the yarn as much. Cotton yarn can be pretty inflexible, but this pattern makes a dense fabric regardless of your gauge. You'd have a good dishcloth!

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