Category Archives: Dish cloths

A commercial break

What do crabs, spiders and dishcloths have in common?

Well they are all selling faster than I can make them, so it has been necessary for me to have a short break from making charity blankets in order to re-stock the shelves.


New cloths for old

Some of our dish cloths have been looking a little the worse for wear and I felt it was time to make new ones:
My favourite stitch for dishcloths is crossed trebles (see here) and my favourite yarn is whatever is sitting in my stash at the time! These are in a mixture of Pegasus craft cotton dk, Sirdar Simply Recycled dk, Rowan purelife organic 4 ply and Drops Love you 6 4 ply.
These should keep us going for a while

Hand made gifts

We are back from London, and what a lovely time we had catching up with family and friends.
One other pleasure was being able to take with us some hand made gifts, some mine:


And some by other folk:


I rather like the owl, it just seems to have the right balance of colours for me, and I think it was appreciated by the recipient!

Putting off until tomorrow….

I admit it. I have been playing with dishcloth cotton again instead of getting on with bigger and better things.


I may have made the stitch up actually – it is based on one called ‘Iris’ from Sarah Hazell’s book ‘200 crochet stitches’ but I added an extra chain in between the V shapes to open the stitch up a bit. I think it works quite well as a dish cloth pattern.

200 crochet stitches

Now, time to settle down to something more substantial….

And the winner is:

And the winner of my 100th post give-away is….


The Grange Range – who asked for a ‘fishing net’ pattern dishcloth. If you leave a comment with your snail mail address I will be delighted to post it to you. And may I wish you many happy hours of dish washing!

100th post give-away

I never imagined when I made my first crochet item in 2013 that I would find myself here, 100 blog posts later, getting so much out of learning this amazing craft. My site stats say that my first post was on 16th February 2013. So this will be a double anniversary – 100 posts and 2 years of happy hooking!
To celebrate I thought I might offer my first ever give-away. So here what is on offer:


One of my cotton dishcloths in the stitch of your choice. They are about 25cm square, made in 100% cotton, and the stitches are ‘Fishing net’


‘Fan and V stitch’


and ‘Crossed trebles’


All you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of this blog, and have a UK postal address
2. Leave a comment to say which stitch you would like, and possibly why
3. Wait until the 1st March to hear who has won!

If you live abroad and are desperate to enter you may do so a long as you are prepared to pay the postage costs. I think that just about covers things – if you have any questions please ask, and good luck!