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Dishcloth Knit Along

Knit-a-Long anyone?

Dishcloths are so easy and quick to knit up and make great gifts

I like knit a longs where everyone works on the same project at the same time opposed to those where forum members can just drop in.  Ravely has KAL groups–quite a few actually but when I ‘ve searched I haven’t found any projects I was interested in making.  It has been years since I searched thru Yahoo for groups but I happened to see the groups icon in my toolbar and was actually surprised that groups were still around.

A quick search for knitting brought me to a dishcloth knit along group that has been in existence for years.  What’s so great about the Monthly Dishcloth Knit Along group is that you create two dishcloths a month (that’s 24 gifts you make each year!!!) and the host provides you will 7 or so rows to knit per day.  Committing to that 30 minutes or so per evening means you have two dozen Christmas Gifts at the end of a year.  To me this is incredibly helpful and keeps me on track.  It also means I’m not spending hours every week searching for the next pattern to make.

You can join the group to at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MonthlyDishcloths/

The first KAL I was involved in was for the cloth above.  It turned out to be a Giraffe which works out because it coordinates with the high chair our grandsons use here.

Crochet Dishcloth -easy, easy, easy

Easy and quick to make crochet dishcloth pattern
Although faded from some serious abuse by tweens this crochet dishcloth is holding strong

Keep in mind this was made about 7 months ago and has been in regular use at least once a week since.  And keep in mind this poor dishcloth suffered some serious nail polish, polish remover and then hot bleachy water ‘before mom sees our mess’ (Yeah I saw it…..sigh)  abuse, and is still holding strong.

I’m thinking this is probably the very first thing I ever crocheted and completed.  This is single crochet with colors being changed after every second row.  The only hook I had back then was an “N” and because I had no idea how many to chain to make a cloth (didn’t even think to look online for patterns then!!!)

I just got out a dishcloth I liked the size of and chained til it was as long as that,

single crochet across,

chained 1, turned

and repeated the process til it was square.

If you want to make home dish dishcloths and would prefer not to knit then crochet is your ticket.  I hooked this up while watching a movie so it couldn’t have taken more than a couple hours even in my newbiness.