This post was originally published on June 28, 2013. I'm reposting it because I love patriotic dishcloths because they feel incredibly summery to me. Since writing this post, I've also crocheted the Around the Block pattern from Dishcloths and I love it! Just about everything is better when you make it with red, white, and blue!
Remember when I said I thought everything could be patriotic if you just made it red, white, and blue? Well, I've been testing that theory out lately and I think I'm completely right. I even have a collection of cottony crocheted things taking up half of my table to prove it!
Here's three cheerful-looking Spiral dishcloths from Dishcloths. They're pretty perky all by themselves, but when you put these three colors together it makes for a festive collection. This would be a nice hostess gift if you're invited to any barbeques this summer.
This is a modified version of the Lacy Stripe pattern from Dishcloths. And even though there are color changes, I still made most of this while watching my little girl splash around in the bathtub one night. I wanted this to look like bunting, and I kind of wish I'd made the second row blue and somehow changed things to make this look just a bit stripier. But I really love the red edging.
With all this red, white, and blue cotton over here, my place is starting to look pretty patriotic for July 4th! What about you?