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Weekly Dishcloth: Red, White, and Blue Everything!

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.

And here's the Fast Favorite pattern from (where else?) Dishcloths.  Even though I've probably made this pattern at least twenty times, I never tried it with the three colors called for.  So here we are!  Fast and festive!
And lastly, here's a festive knit sundress for your kitchen.  It's a dishsoap bottle dress, but you can dress up just about anything.  I just used the Happy Day #2 pattern from the leaflet 75428 - Dishcloth Dresses and alternated red and blue for the rows that called for a solid yarn, and subbed the white yarn for variegated.  And this can be used for a dishcloth, but I'd be a little mad at you if you did because I think this is too pretty for that.

With all this red, white, and blue cotton over here, my place is starting to look pretty patriotic for July 4th!  What about you?

4 thoughts on “Weekly Dishcloth: Red, White, and Blue Everything!”

  • Bailey

    Most patterns do work up well in the red, white, and blue theme.

  • Sherry

    I like all of your cloths. They all look vaguely familiar to me. Did the patterns come from the same book?

    • Jen

      Well, I have posted about them all before so that could be it. All the dishcloths are from Dishcloths ( and the dishcloth dress is from Dishcloth Dresses ( And thank you! They're all great patterns.

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