You probably don't remember that. Or I kind of hope you don't. Your brain is so amazing and does so much complicated work. I would feel weird if you were using your finite memory to think about dishcloths. Anyway!
I enjoyed making that dishcloth and I loved how it looked. I mean, I loved it so much that I kept it. Most of my dishcloths are given away as gifts. But every now and then, a rare dishcloth will come along and I'll just have to keep it. The Around the Block pattern is such a dishcloth pattern. I love how it looks! The whole thing is made up of chaining one and single crocheting into the spaces. Sort of. The pattern is easy to follow and I love how the stitches form weird lines.
I used red, white, and blue because I'm just in that kind of mood this week.
|I even used a G hook instead of my regular H hook because THIS one is red.|
Summer is here, this looks like the kind of dishcloth you'd throw down to use as an impromptu hot pad for your apple pie. Seriously, if I don't wind up giving this to someone as a hosting present when I attend a barbecue I'm going to doubt myself as an American crafter forever. This is just too perfect. I'm incredibly pleased with how it turned out.
If I had to make this again, each color pattern would have two rows of blue and just one row of red. I just like the way that looks better. And I went ahead and worked the last round in white as normal instead following the border instructions. Then I used the blue yarn (Sugar n' Cream Denim) to work another row as normal. The border didn't look as striking as I'd hoped with another color, and I thought the stitch pattern looked good enough to crochet just one more time.
|A 4" x 4" measuring grid.|
I think this might be an almost perfect pattern. It's pretty, it's textured, and it's large. It folds up into a nice size if you really need to scrub something. It's sturdy as all get-out, and you can play around with any three colors you want! I love this dishcloth. I'm not sure how much that last sentence means when it's coming from me, because I love dishcloths a lot, but I do love this one especially a lot.