I made the Shells pattern from Dishcloths. I love it!
This dishcloth is one of the first patterns I made from Dishcloths. Well, one of the first dishcloths I crocheted ever. I remember enjoying making it, and that my mom was happy to get it as a Christmas present, and I know I must have blogged about it. But it was so long ago that I don't think I'll bother going back into the archives to find the post. And while I remember liking the pattern, and how it looks, I don't really remember making it. So I made it again. I wanted to see what it would look like in a variegated yarn, and I just like crocheting shells.
This took about half of a skein of Sugar n' Cream Super Size in Creamsicle, and a G hook. I like how the colors wound up striping a little and I was happy to get gauge with the recommended hook. I left off one pattern repeat (of two rows) because I had already reached the recommended size of 8.5" x 9.5", and that's my favorite size of dishcloth.
I couldn't be more pleased with this. There's no real reason why. It's just a pleasantly simple pattern that looks nice and is easy to crochet without being boring. I worked on it for a couple of episodes of television after my daughter went to bed one night and I repeatedly held it up so that my husband would feel obligated to say nice things about it. It's so pretty!
|I might have even said something about liking the edges. He tried to go along with my enthusiasm, bless him.|
My husband said it looked like something his grandma would have in her kitchen, folded up next to her plates with peaches painted onto them. He meant it as a compliment, and I knew it. Homey dishcloths are my favorite kind of dishcloths and this one seems especially summery. Our spring here in Arkansas is still a little colder than we'd expected for this time of year, and it was fun to work with yarn that featured bright and warm tones. I thought the crocheted shells even looked a bit like sea shells.
I still have half a skein of that Dreamsicle yarn left. I could make another one, and I just might do that sometime soon. One for my gift stash, and one for me. I like this enough to keep it!