This Washboard Dishcloth used just over one skein of Lily’s Sugar and Cream in Soft Teal. The color is washed out a little because it’s very dark and overcast in the San Juan Islands today and I waited until just before sunset to get the camera out for photographs.
With a few more foundation stitches and added rows this pattern could double for a placemat. The picture below makes the dishcloth look placemat size, but in reality it measures 11 x 13 inches – not quite big enough for a full size plate and utensils.
Linuxwitch‘s square-shaped version on Ravelry uses only 18 rows for the body of the dishcloth. (Thanks for the link Adrienne!) If I made this again I would follow the 18-row formula because the back-loops-only half double crochet gets a little boring. Plus, cutting back on the rows would put this pattern back in the single-skein category.
The border is my favorite part of the pattern. I like how the shells curve around the corners.
Also, I finished the Through Any Window Blanket Tutorial. I took plenty of pictures with lots of detailed shots. For beginning crocheters, the first two rounds are written without abbreviations and there’s left-handed directions too.
*That’s cool* a random fact
The largest soft-shell clam, the geoduck, can weigh up to three pounds.