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Weekly Dishcloth: I See Sea Shells

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!

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