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Old 01-04-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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Tunisian Washcloths (Mary Grace's Pattern)
Just wanted to thank you for your simple, but brilliant pattern for the wedge shaped tunisian washcloths. I watched your video, and tried one yesterday. It came out beautifully, and I am going to use it for a dishcloth. I am not the "creative" type so no thinking up patterns for me!! I really rely on people like you to expand my pattern "stash" and ability to crochet. Anyone who needs washcloths or dishcloths MUST check out Hooked On Needles and watch the video and make some!! Thank you so much!
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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Well thank you so much for such kind words! I'm so glad my post and video were able to help you with this project!

The pattern and video catlvr refers to can be found here:

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/...oth-video.html

If you read the post, you will see that this is not my own pattern, but one that was found by someone else on Ravelry and I was given permission by the designer to make the video and offer it on my website. Khebhin Gibbons was very generous to allow me to share his pattern so I make sure he gets credit for it!

Anyway, just a word of warning about making these dishcloths (besides that making them can become very addictive!) ...the cotton yarn does shrink a bit when washed, so if you like a generously sized cloth to stay generously sized, you might want to use a starting chain of 20 or more.

In this post: http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/...-tunisian.html I mention that a starting chain of 18 using variegated cotton uses up almost an entire 2 ounce ball, and results in a cloth 11 inches across. If you are using a larger ball of cotton, or if you don't mind adding in new yarn, you can go even bigger just by increasing your beginning chain. Trial and error is the best way to figure out what will give you the results you will like best.

Have fun with it! And thanks so much for your thanks!

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You know, I would be more tempted to use that for a potholder or something to stick under a hot pot or casserole dish... Looks cool, though!
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You can certainly do that! These things are so darn versatile! Cotton is great for so many things!

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You can certainly do that! These things are so darn versatile! Cotton is great for so many things!

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Made 2 more today, you're right they're addictive LOL I don't care if it shrinks up to the size of a dime, they are just great!!
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Thank you for the video. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. I'm bored with my old dishcloth patterns.
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Made 2 more today, you're right they're addictive LOL I don't care if it shrinks up to the size of a dime, they are just great!!
Yeah, I've hooked someone new to this fabulous addiction! They make great gifts too, if you can stand to part with them!

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Thank you for the video. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. I'm bored with my old dishcloth patterns.
I'd love to hear how you like it! I'm going to sit down for a bit and finish one I started last night...this thread got me hooked on them again!

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I did it. It's around 8.5' wide. If it draws up when laundered, I'm sure it'll relax when wet again.

I had to refer to your video. Great help. When I first stitched the first & sixth wedges together it ended up uneven so I took that out & tried again. I laid the cloth right side up & stitched the ends together making the bars line up & the whip stitches look like bars. Hard to see that it's the seam. My crochet border attempt looked lousy, so mine doesn't have a border.

I enjoyed making it & want to make more. Thank you!!
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