I have long been a person who creates things for the home. Part of that was because I tend to always be broke but the other part was my hippy tendencies. Why buy a pack of sponges that I will have to throw away when I can make scrubbies out of my mesh potato bag and throw them in the wash?
While I haven’t made scrubbies for a while – partly because I am still using the ones I made three or four years ago – I am currently head over heels with crocheted cotton dish cloths. I have been experimenting with different stitches and styles. I haven’t experimented with anything but the basic cotton yarn from Walmart and Joann’s, but maybe in the future I will splurge on the nice cotton yarn.
Of course, most of the dish cloths I have made lately have got out the door to new homes. I have participated in a number of swaps on Swap-Bot where I mail someone else my dish cloth and I get one from a different partner. But one of these days I will have enough time to make duplicates for my own use, I swear.
Amon and the Kiddo aren’t sure they can really use the ones I’ve been receiving or the ones I have made. But once the dish cloths been used and abused once or twice, the boys don’t seem to mind using them.
I find my patterns on Pinterest, Ravelry, and the infinite interwebs. Just search for crochet (or knit, if that’s what you are into…) dish cloth patterns. If I ever decide to learn to knit, I plan on making a few dish cloths first to get the hang of it.