Dishcloths are a girl's best friend

Warning ... making dishcloths may become addictive

I have recently become a convert to using me-made dishcloths in the pursuit of a sparkling home. 
The benefits of making my own dishcloths are many. For one, they are a perfect opportunity to use up yarn left-overs.

what this really means = buy more yarn

Me-made dishcloths give the opportunity to coordinate the ubiquitous dish washing cloth with the kitchen cabinetry colours,

what this really means = buy more yarn

A me-made dishcloth gives the opportunity to add a splash of colour to the aforementioned kitchen.
what this really means = buy more yarn

There are oodles of dish cloths getting around on social media but the girl who's dishcloths really struck a chord with me is Sarah of  Say Little Hen blog. 

Sarah's blog is visually scrumptious and inspiring in lots more ways than knitting. I downloaded her free dishcloth knitting pattern here and away I went. I must confess my knitting skills have a long way to go, but then .... dishcloths are great projects to practise on :) 

Being the type of maker who has difficulty sticking to any pattern in its original form, I added the knitted French ticking stripe I'd spied in the Purl Soho dish towel at the The Purl Soho blog.
By the time I'd finished my dishcloth, and discovered how soft and pretty it was, I was itching to  make some more.

Having a yarn with Kim recently, she suggested a log cabin design would be good.
"Brilliant", said I.
"Great", said she, "Now you can go work out a pattern for it".

And that explains why I am enjoying this pretty yarn distraction to the max!
I promise to give directions on how to make it in the next blog post.
If you'd like to follow along, I'm using a 4 mm crochet hook and 8 ply cotton yarn.

Until we meet again, I hope you're enjoying some happy crafting.
I'm going yarn shopping,


  1. You're going yarn shopping? Can I come too? Here I was thinking dish cloths were for stash busting, but you have convinced me otherwise :-) One needs a stash, after all!

    Thank you so much for linking to my pattern Kellie & your kind words, I reall appreciate it!
    Happy knitting & crocheting. Your makes are lovely!

    Sarah x

    1. A big thankyou to you Sarah for so much inspiration and for sharing your dishcloth pattern!
      We'll need some snacks for our expedition don't you think? Your bread making photos always make me hungry :)

  2. I'm going to have to move to the Sunshine Coast! It seems I'm missing some of the fun .... but luckily I get to bask in the glow of your beautiful ideas and friendship, even if it is from the other side of Australia! So, dishcloths! What a wonderful idea .... maybe I might even get around to making one .... eventually ..... when I'm not finding an excuse to get out of the house and go hiking! Thank you, Kellie!

  3. How about if you crocheted dishcloths while you hiked around South east Queensland? Would that work? I'll start on a hiker's pattern today ;) x

    1. Hmmm! How heavy is a crochet hook? ;)

    2. Think not of it as extra weight, instead, think of it as an extra workout ;)

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  4. Well any excuse to buy yarn will do! But doesn't 'for dishcloths' feel like such a GOOD one? One that even your practical as a pumpkin Auntie Mavis couldn't argue with! :-)

  5. I'm so grateful to have your unwavering support, encouragement and understanding when it comes to buying more yarn ;)


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