I’ve been in a crochet funk for the past couple of days. Instead of actually crocheting, I found myself going around in circles about what pattern to start and which yarn to use. So I -gasp- took a break from yarn. It’s been an interesting change of pace, but now I’m back with a fresh mind and a new dishcloth!
This is the Double Trouble Dishcloth, made with Sugar ‘n Cream in Hot Purple. With four different rows, the pattern stitch was entertaining enough without being difficult. I added a couple single crochet rounds to the border to square off the dishcloth. In hindsight, a simple shell border or even a picot stitch would have been a better option.
The whole FO is on the large side. If I crocheted this pattern again I would use a smaller hook size to get a firmer fabric. The shells feel a little loose, but since no gauge is given I can’t say for sure if the designer intended for the dishcloth to be more compact.
The Origami Hot Pad is a fast crochet pattern that makes a sturdy and practical hot pad. This is the type of pattern that makes a great mindless project, since it is made completely of single crochet. I used Sugar ‘n Cream in Hot Green and Key Lime Pie.
The hot pad is started with a chain of thirty-five and made by crocheting continuously in rounds. By folding the resulting pouch, the ends meet and you get a double thickness hot pad. I’ve seen other versions that have a little loop added to hang. I’d love to make more of these with lots of coordinating stripes.