I confess I’m not 100% pleased with this batch of scrubbies. I used a smaller crochet hook to compensate, but I don’t think these thinner worsted scraps worked out nearly as well as the thicker ones I’m more accustomed to. (Here‘s how dense the scrubbies should be.)
I’m also not sure I like how some of these colors pooled. Random usually works fine for me, but not this time around.
Some came out with no problems,
while others are strange…or is it strangely appealing?
And a couple are just. not. right.
Oh well. The handsome ones will go off to live with other families while the homely ones stay here with me. They still scrub. I can put them to work.
The dishcloths, though? Uniformly successful!
The first one’s from the old standard knitted dishcloth pattern everyone knows by heart. The yarn is what’s left of a large spool of cotton from Grandmother’s stash. Couldn’t tell you the brand or color–label’s been gone for years.
Next, one made from Lily Sugar ‘n Cream “sunshine.” The knit pattern (you’ll have to scroll down the page) is Sun Dishcloth from Designs by Emily. My pictures of this color wouldn’t come out, but the finished texture really does show the sun design plainly.
Finally, a cloth made from some Peaches & Creme “gold” left over from a hat project several years ago. The knit pattern is Reversible Pips Dishcloth by Hannah Maier at KnitPicks.
Don’t they make a nice bundle?
Just because it’s practical doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be fun to make, right? What are your favorite interesting, whimsical, or pretty patterns for kitchen items?
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