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Weekly Dishcloth: Crocheting a Flowery Dishcloth for Summer

I crocheted dishcloth pattern #46 from Big Book of Dishcloths because I was in the mood to make something that looked like a flower.

And this totally looks like a flower!  It's not the sturdiest dishcloth I've crocheted, but I think it's still a good one.  It will be better for scrubbing dishes than wiping up spills, but it's very pretty and I had fun making it.  Every row is different and there's a nice mix of double crochets and clusters. 

The little bits of color changes were fun as well, and the two outer colors are a nice way to use up scraps.  My color choice was apparently inspired by my daughter's butterfly craft that she made at the library this weekend. 

I didn't notice until I had completed this. Cute!

 She's a very pink and purple girl, and I'm hoping this doesn't wind up in her play kitchen. (I'm not stingy with my crafting for her, but how many dishcloths does one little girl need?)  Even if she does steal it, though, I wouldn't mind making this again.  I nearly crocheted this in red, white, and blue yarn so that it would look like bunting.  I think about bunting a lot in the time between Memorial Day and July 4, and I think this would look fantastic in blue with white and red on the outer rows.  I'm thinking a lot about it, actually.

Oh man.

But for now, let's talk a little bit more about this pretty little pink and purple dishcloth.  It's not quite lacy, but it's close.  I used an H hook and your standard worsted weight cotton yarn.  This is roughly 10 1/2" across, and just so fancy looking!  I crocheted it fairly quickly--in about an hour--and the construction was interesting.  I enjoyed making this, and I may make a few more like this if my flower fixation continues.

I think it might!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Dishcloth: Crocheting a Flowery Dishcloth for Summer”

  • Bailey

    Very pretty. I like the way dishcloths brighten up my kitchen. I think this one would make a very nice Patriotic practical decoration for the summer time holidays if you make it up in Red, White, and Blue.

    • Jen

      Thanks! There are so many cheerful dishcloth patterns out there. I actually saw on Ravelry where someone had crocheted this in blue, white, and red--it's just as awesome as you'd think it would be. So summery!

  • Sherry

    I am just curious. I use to make crocheted wash/dish cloths. The reason I switched knitted is because the crocheted one took forever to dry. Do you have any tips?

    • Jen

      Um, let's see. We use a dryer for all of our laundry and I blast our whites for probably longer than I should, so it's not really an issue when I'm cleaning up dirty dishcloths. If one is wet from a chore, I wring it out like crazy and then usually hang up it up to dry somewhere well-ventilated. If the weather's warm, I may even throw something out on my apartment's balcony so there's plenty of heat and air circulation drying it out until I can wash it. I realize most of my advice boils down to "Be just a little bit crazy about dampness" but we live where it's humid and I get weird about mildew smells. I hope that helps!

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