I am not one of those people who can have multiple crochet projects going at the same time. The minute I start one project, I am usually considering my next, but it is sort of a deal I have with myself, only one project at a time. Last year I was making a chevron blanket for my son and was almost done but then we had three new babies coming in the family so I had to put it aside for a bit. The entire time I was making the baby blankets, I was thinking about that chevron blanket!
Anyway, because I am still searching for what I want to do with my new yarn, I have been making dishcloths…pretty boring, I know. I buy these small cotton skeins whenever they go on sale and keep a stash for those times when I don’t have anything to work on. I use them for dishcloths, dishtowels, pot holders and coasters. I love the fun the colors and my only complaint is that some of colors fade after a few rounds in the washer and dryer.
I have probably tried out about ten different dishcloth patterns, bumpy ones, pretty ones and simple ones and am never really happy with their performance. But then I stumbled upon this pattern and it is now my new favorite!
The moss stitch is a dense stitch, but not as tight as a plain single crochet, so it holds its shape well, has just enough texture to scrub and absorbs well. I think the moss stitch, which resembles the knitted linen stitch, looks especially nice with a variegated yarn. I prefer rectangle cloths over squares because I like to keep them hanging on the divider of my double sink, so I get one cloth out of every 2 ounce skein. Last week I snagged a few for $1 each, and considering they last forever, it is a pretty good deal.
Do you have a favorite dishcloth stitch/pattern? What else have you made with this inexpensive cotton yarn?
The weather is gorgeous today, we are headed out for a nature walk in a few. I hope you all have a great day!