Some Quick Crochet

For Christmas my SIL gave me a 2013 Crochet Calendar — basically, you get about 100 crochet patterns spread out over the year.  The patterns are compiled by Susan Ripley and include everything from blankets to jewellery to sweaters.

Since I was kind of taking a break from my sewing machine for a couple of weeks I thought I’d try out a few of the simpler patterns just to keep my hands busy and to use up some of the yarn that seems to be trailing all over the house.

Stash-busting dish clothsThe first pattern I tried out was the Log Cabin Dishcloth (by Maggie Weldon, Maggie’s Crochet:  http://www.maggiescrochet.com).  That’s the creamsicle multicoloured one in the photo.  Of course, me being me, I looked at the picture and looked at the pattern and changed it just slightly.  I wanted mine to remind me more of a log cabin quilt square so I crocheted all the outside strips the same length.  For all of these projects I was using up Bernat Handicrafter cotton.

Then I tried out the Rustic Washcloth (by Benjamin C. Krudwig, Benjamin Krudwig Designs:  http://www.bkrudwig.com).  This is the white one with the yellow border.  The only change I made was to make the border just a little bit narrower because I was actually running out of the yellow yarn.  I like the texture of this cloth but I found this one worked a little slow for my liking (all those sc!).

So I changed the pattern up and made the third cloth in the photo (the yellow one) by using hdc instead of sc and making a 4/4 repeat instead of the 2/2 originally used.  Since I was using hdc I didn’t need to do as many rows and I also decided to make a wider border.  This way, I managed to keep a nice texture but it took half the time to make.

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About sdevisser

I'm just a home schooling mom who likes to create and who is trying to find my way through daily adventures with my family.
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