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A dishcloth to remember

I know that dishcloths aren’t the most memorable of objects, but this one is also a pattern swatch.


The stitch is called ‘Fan and V’ and it is from Sarah Hazell’s lovely book ‘200 crochet stitches’ which has photo’s, written instructions and charts to guide you through each stitch.

200 crochet stitches

It is made in Sirdar ‘simply recycled’ dk ‘Greenhouse’ (discontinued) on a 5mm hook, and I think I cast on 42 stitches. The final cloth measures 24 x 24cm, and took about 35g of yarn.
So the good news is I have a new dishcloth, and one less ball of yarn in my stash. I am too embarrassed to tell you how many balls there are still to go….


Stash buster scrunchies

My daughter requested some new scrunchies this week, so I raided my stash and came up with these:


I made her one some time ago by crocheting around an elastic band, but that broke quite quickly so these are based on a 10cm length of 5mm wide sewing elastic. The method is fairly simple – sew the elastic into a circle, double crochet as many stitches as will fit round the elastic circle. Then do a row of treble crochet making two trebles into every stitch. Finish off and thread in ends as usual, then give to the happy recipient!
You will recognise the yarn, and the blankets that they were used for!
Sirdar Simply Recycled in Camomile and Denim wash, and Rowan cotton glace in Garnet.