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Shandeh
08-10-2009, 05:05 PM
I've offered to start up a CAL for all of us, so we can brush up on our crochet skills, and have fun together at the same time.
:cheering: :woohoo: :cheering:
Our first CAL will be DISHCLOTHS! :)
http://bestsmileys.com/cleaning/6.gif
Quick and easy.

So, choose your pattern, hook and yarn, get started! :thumbsup:

You can use either cotton or acrylic yarn for your dishcloths.
"What?! Acrylic she says??!!!" :??
Yes! :wink: If you want good scrub-action with your dishcloth, use some of that old scratchy acrylic yarn.

Of course, if you prefer traditional dishcloths, with good absorbancy, choose cotton yarn.
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (http://www.sugarncream.com/)
Pisgah Peaches & Creme (http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/products1.htm)
Lion Cotton (http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/kitchen.htm)
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=handicraftercotton)
Bernat Cottontots (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=cottontots)

Here are some dishcloth patterns for you to make your choice:
Crochet Dishcloths at Pattern Central (http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/dishcloths.php)

I only know basic crochet stitches, so this will definitely be good for me. I'll probably start off with the "Absolute Beginner" patterns. :teehee:

To join our CAL, just post a message here, and let us know what you will be making. If you can, post photos of your crochet creations in progress and completed. Feel free to give us ideas on how to make pretty stitches!

If you don't know how to post photos in our forum, just click the link in my signature below. One of our moderators has made a nice tutorial for us.

Who wants to join our CAL?

OffJumpsJack
08-10-2009, 05:29 PM
This one just popped in my head, it may be the simplest (non-straight) pattern.

Ch 2, (Sc, ch 2, Sc) in second ch from hook. Turn ch 1.
Row 1: SC in each SC, Sc ch2 sc in corner chain space, SC in each SC to end. Turn, ch 1.

Repeat row 1 until you reach the size you want.

That was in my head and I don't have any such pattern bookmarked nor in my binder. Though I must confess that I haven't tried it, I just thought it would look like a knit mitered square.

It is just the corner of a granny square, really. Any size yarn or hook to your preference.

No gauge or tension to match.

For an added dimension, Sc TBL for ridges on both sides.

blueygh2
08-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Started after having read this post.

EDIT

The initial project is a fail. I will do something else.

OffJumpsJack
08-11-2009, 04:56 PM
At Cocoa Cream’s Craft Closet (http://cocoacream.wordpress.com/pattern-place/textured-stripes-dishcloth/) I found the Textured Stripes Dishcloth and I like it.

I'll be using Lily Sugar 'n Cream in yellow and light blue to match my DW's kitchen. ;)

I had already done some circular dishcloths using a knit short rows pattern.

Shandeh
08-11-2009, 09:59 PM
I'm going to use some white Bernat Cottontots, because I really like that yarn - and white is easy to clean with bleach and hot water in the machine. I've found these beginner crochet patterns to choose from:

Bernat Beginner Crochet Dishcloth (http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4012)
Lion Beginner Crochet Dishcloth (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70327AD.html)

After making one or both of those, I'll try this one:
Simple Dishcloth (http://www.kaleidesigns.com/crochet/patterns/archive/dish001.html)

mathwizard
08-12-2009, 08:00 AM
Since I tend to think outside of the box. I will be making mine up as I go along. I did an afghan squares for a charity group making afghans for the needy and homeless. I just tried different knitting stitches as the afghan squares were 9 inches and knitted. I think I will try some different stitches as I go along.:guyknitting:

Shandeh
08-16-2009, 12:05 AM
I finished my sampler dishcloth today! :)

I started off with several rows of single crochet, then tried some other stitches, ended up with several rows of single crochet, then added a shell border. It's not perfect, but it's still pretty. I'll be using it as a facecloth.
:cheering:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2440/3825185046_fa3cebdf7b.jpg

blueygh2
08-16-2009, 02:05 PM
Good work!

PamJ
08-17-2009, 08:39 AM
Very pretty cloth! The shell border is a perfect edge.

Shandeh
08-18-2009, 02:16 PM
Thank you, my friends! :hug:
It was fun to crochet for a change. And the yarn is SO soft!
(Bernat Cottontots)

OffJumpsJack
08-18-2009, 05:02 PM
I finished my sampler dishcloth today! :)

I started off with several rows of single crochet, then tried some other stitches, ended up with several rows of single crochet, then added a shell border. It's not perfect, but it's still pretty. I'll be using it as a facecloth.
:cheering:


:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: and some :balloons: too.

That's one done... doesn't it kneed a friend? ;)

Then again, perhaps I'm the only one that makes cloths in pairs.

Shandeh
08-18-2009, 09:08 PM
After seeing how pretty it is, and how SOFT it is, I want to make a MILLION! :teehee:

blueygh2
08-23-2009, 02:24 PM
My dishcloth is finished.

Nothing fancy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25917926@N06/3849522872/

stitchabit
08-23-2009, 05:27 PM
Thank you for sharing. I really like that pattern.

stitchabit
08-23-2009, 05:29 PM
Thank you OffJumpsJack. I really like that pattern.:) Anxious to try it.

Shandeh
08-23-2009, 07:17 PM
Pretty! I like the colors. :inlove:

saracidaltendencies
08-24-2009, 12:03 AM
Well, I was crocheting along and I had no idea! :teehee: For Mother's Day I had crocheted a set of dishcloths for my mom and grandma (3 dishcloths each: 1 green, 1 yellow, and 1 orange) and rolled each set together and made a nifty chain string tie to keep them rolled up...They loved them and my grandma wanted me to make 7 sets for her to give to her friends! I've been working on those for a while (just got the orange dishcloths finished the other day...lol)...I still have all 7 yellow dishcloths to make, and 3 green. Very simple cloths, just single crochet but the colors look so summery and go great together...They look really cute all rolled up together! So cute in fact my mom still hasn't un-rolled hers...lol...I'll post pics once I have a finished set!

Shandeh
08-24-2009, 01:42 AM
Cool! Nice to have you in our CAL, Demonica. :D

I think we need a button for our Dishcloth CAL. Anybody want to make one for us?

saracidaltendencies
08-24-2009, 10:21 AM
Nothing great, but how's about this??

blueygh2
08-24-2009, 10:29 AM
I think it looks great!

Better than my dishcloth haha :D

Shandeh
08-24-2009, 01:11 PM
Love it! Thanks Demonica. :hug:
I just uploaded it to my Flickr, so here are links if anyone wants to add our CAL button to their forum signature:

Small: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3853136622_143954bf7d_t.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3853136622_143954bf7d_t.jpg

Smaller: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3853136622_143954bf7d_s.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3853136622_143954bf7d_s.jpg

melmac51
08-24-2009, 04:31 PM
My dishcloth is finished.

Nothing fancy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25917926@N06/3849522872/

I like it! Especially the color scheme.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

mathwizard
08-25-2009, 07:49 AM
Very colorful! I started my dish cloth and at the moment it is more like a scrubber. I have used bpdc, ss, sc hdc and rounded the corners but I am not sure if I will make it bigger or keep it as a scrubber. That is the question? I will take suggestions.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3855112177_dd8273bfd9_m.jpg

Shandeh
08-25-2009, 09:44 PM
Cool! The colors and shape remind me of corn.
:inlove:
Now, I'll have to have corn on the cob for dinner. :teehee:

OffJumpsJack
08-28-2009, 04:44 PM
Pattern: Textured Stripes Dishcloth (http://cocoacream.wordpress.com/pattern-place/textured-stripes-dishcloth/) by Kiel Lemon at http://cocoacream.wordpress.com/

Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream
Hook: Size H/8, 5.00 mm

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3864889757_7cf135fea5_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40450421@N03/3864889757/)
I didn't do the number of repeats the pattern had. I also thought it was a bit small, so I added a larger border all around to increase the size.

Closeup to show stitch texture:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3865673690_9c821b9258_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40450421@N03/3865673690/)

Shandeh
08-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Love it! :inlove:

mathwizard
08-30-2009, 11:35 AM
I love your dish cloth! You are indeed a master! Now I think I will keep my corn and maybe try a new one!

saracidaltendencies
09-15-2009, 11:55 PM
Ok, I finally finished all 21 dishcloths and I gotta say, man, I could seriously go the rest of my life without crocheting (or knitting) another dishcloth! I'll have pics soon!

Shandeh
09-16-2009, 05:24 AM
Ok, I finally finished all 21 dishcloths and I gotta say, man, I could seriously go the rest of my life without crocheting (or knitting) another dishcloth! I'll have pics soon!
:notworthy: Whoa! You GO girl! :shock:
I think you deserve a break now. :hug:

blueygh2
09-16-2009, 05:40 AM
Ok, I finally finished all 21 dishcloths and I gotta say, man, I could seriously go the rest of my life without crocheting (or knitting) another dishcloth! I'll have pics soon!

I also said that after having finished my 144th granny square for the afghan...

Shandeh
09-16-2009, 05:43 AM
I also said that after having finished my 144th granny square for the afghan...
:thud:

blueygh2
09-16-2009, 09:10 AM
And until now I have only crocheted 2 more granny squares or so...

It can be traumatizing.

saracidaltendencies
09-16-2009, 09:44 AM
:teehee: Yeah, all the repetition definitely makes for tedious work!

saracidaltendencies
09-17-2009, 12:13 AM
Ok, the pics! Please forgive the lighting, it was terrible...All of our lights are very dim and it was night time when I took the pics...Had to use the flash and it just killed the color! You get the idea though...lol...Just simple sc cloths...Oh yeah, and the yellow yarns are different...lol...I started with an acrylic yellow yarn then ran out but Michael's didn't have that yarn so I went with a cotton, muted yellow...But, the sets are all going to different people so no big deal...lol

Shandeh
09-17-2009, 03:19 AM
Such happy, bright, cheery colors! :inlove:

OffJumpsJack
09-17-2009, 10:44 AM
For some unknown reason when those brightly colored images flashed up on my screen I suddenly thought..

Summer: Crocheted _ _ _ _ _ _ ? :oo:

Oh, yeah, that's right. This is the dishcloth CAL

They appear very bright and cheerful, even sunny. Definitely a good thing for approaching winter.

saracidaltendencies
09-17-2009, 03:08 PM
:teehee: I crocheted a couple sets just like those for my Mom and Grandma for Mother's Day, which of course, is approaching summer so they were perfect for then, however, my grandma wanted me to make 7 more sets so she could give them to her friends....for Christmas...lol

Northknitter
01-01-2010, 06:29 PM
This one just popped in my head, it may be the simplest (non-straight) pattern.

Ch 2, (Sc, ch 2, Sc) in second ch from hook. Turn ch 1.
Row 1: SC in each SC, Sc ch2 sc in corner chain space, SC in each SC to end. Turn, ch 1.

Repeat row 1 until you reach the size you want.

That was in my head and I don't have any such pattern bookmarked nor in my binder. Though I must confess that I haven't tried it, I just thought it would look like a knit mitered square.

It is just the corner of a granny square, really. Any size yarn or hook to your preference.

No gauge or tension to match.

For an added dimension, Sc TBL for ridges on both sides.
Circle cloth pattern to knit

hakucho.blogspot.com
This was an easy fun knit. Thoroughly enjoyable, interesting and EASY....looks so complicated. Enjoy.