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.
Remember that Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick that I had bought to make Jen’s Crochet Loop Stitch Pillow with last month? Well I found a way to use it.
When I got back in the house I grabbed my yarn and my size 13 needles. As I started knitting I thought it just needed something else so I frogged it and grabbed a small amount of that Patons Stretch Sock yarn in Plum that I used for Ally’s Yoga socks.
Knitting with both strands I cast on 6, knitted until it was 2″ then k1, *k1, m1* til the last stitch, k1 which gave me a total of 10 stitches.
When the headband was 16″ I K1, *K2tog* to the last stitch, k1 for 2 inches and cast off.
Seamed up the ends and wallah had a very warm, very thick and soft headband.
Even a beginner can make this in less than a couple hours.
I wanted to practice my half double crochet and I had a softball sized amount of pink Red Heart yarn that someone had given me. Without even realizing that I would create something useful I chained up 65 stiches, crocheted flat in the front loop for about nine rows and realized that if stitched up the ends this would make a warm headband.
Later that week the temps dropped and the winds off the fields froze my ears so this really came in handy!
If you want to make this on your own here is a rough pattern.
Feel free to make your changes to it as you see fit.
US size I crochet hook
scrap yarn (I used worsted weight)
Chain 65, turn Row 1– skip the first two stitches, and HDC (half double crochet) in the front loop across (63 stitches). Chain 2 and turn Rows 2 – 9– repeat row 1
Leave enough yarn to sew up the ends with either a yarn needle or crocheted together.
Put on and save your ears from those sub-zero February days 😉