Well, now I don't want to stop with the holiday crafts. I've started decorating my home for fall and now I'm making Halloween crafts. The first completed one? The Pumpkin dishcloth from Dishcloths for Special Days!
This is a sweet little dishcloth. And I do mean little. You only cast on 35 stitches for each of these patterns, and you get a sweet little dishcloth that measures about 7" X 9" square. I like it. And I love these designs where you you draw a picture with purl stitches, and I love this grinning jack o'lantern.
If you make one for yourself, I suggest you use the orangest yarn you can find. I tried a pumpkin dishcloth with yarn that was a little more peachy than orange once. It looked like I made a dishcloth with some weird peach on it. You know, if someone carved a face into a peach. Go with orange. Anything that looks like a hunter's vest or a traffic cone will do beautifully. I used Sugar'n Cream yarn in the Hot Orange color. It is bright.
This dishcloth is fun and festive and cheerful. I got a craving for 'fun-size' chocolate bars while I was knitting it. And it's marked as an easy pattern. Like all the patterns in Dishcloths for Special Days, the pattern has written instructions and a chart. This is a great pattern for a beginning knitter, or a knitter who's new to charts, or someone who gets excited about holiday projects. I think you can guess which one I am!
Happy weekend crafting!