Friday, August 3, 2007

There is a sweet lady here in "blogland"........ she is very talented, she has a cute blog, and, she is a princess........ no, really......... look:

Princess Nimble-Thimble

Recently, she posted a tutorial for a cute dishcloth to crochet........ here:

So, I decided to try one..............

Pretty cute, huh? I have to say, in all my years of crocheting, I have never tried a dishcloth........... I don't know why...........But, I gotta tell you, it was so fun! Really a fun little project that you can carry anywhere with you.............and, really pretty, dreamy colors! As you can see, I got the Peaches and Cream cotton yarn. It was only $1.27 at Walmart! Now, I ask you, where else could you get this much beauty and fun for just $1.27?!?! And, the pattern was so easy to follow......... I am really glad she posted it~ Thanks so much Dannielle!

And, I would now like to return the favor.......... I had so much fun doing this one, I decided to try a different one on my own.......... Here it is:

It is a basket-weave stitch............ here is a close-up for you:

Again, so much fun to do! Although, the whole time I was working on it, I kept craving one of those orange~creamsicles :-)

It was another fun pattern, but, if you are a beginning crocheter, you may need a little help........... If you have trouble or aren't sure about any of the stitches, you can do a "google" search for crochet stitches, there are lots of helpful sites with illustrations........

And So, if you would like to make your own bit of $1.27 fun............ here you go:

Basket Weave Dishcloth

You will need:

a 2 oz. skein of 4 ply worsted weight cotton yarn

Crochet Hook size H or J

{note: I used an aluminum J hook, I tend to make my stitches really tight, and my cloth came out to be about 7 1/2 x 8 inches}

Ch 28 loosely.

Row 1: (Right side): Dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch across: 26 sts.

Note: you may want to loop a short piece of yarn around any stitch to mark last row as right side.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn; skip first dc, *work FPdc (front post double crochet) around the post of next 3 dc, work BPdc (back post double crochet) around the post of next 3 dc; repeat from * across, hdc in top of beginning ch: 26sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn; skip first hdc, *work FPdc around the post of next 3 sts, work BPdc around the post of next 3 sts; repeat from * across, hdc in top of beginning ch.

Rows 4 and 5: Ch 2, turn; skip first hdc, *work BPdc around the post of next 3 sts, work FPdc around the post of next 3 sts; repeat from * across, hdc in top of beginning ch.

Row 6: Repeat Row 3.

Repeat rows 3-6 for pattern until piece measures appox. 7" (end with row 6); do not finish off.

Edging: Rnd 1: Working 3 sc in each corner, sc in each stitch around entire square; join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1(do not turn), and working with right side facing you, work reverse sc in each stitch around, working 3 reverse sc in each corner. Fasten off yarn, and weave in ends.

So, there you have it, I hope you enjoy it and have fun!


Steph said...

Very lovely - I do like the colors!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is so yummy1
My family makes fun of me because $1 worth of yarn will keep me content for days. That is a good investment!

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