100% cotton yarn and so simple to make! Never have to buy or deal with smelly sponges again! Just wash the cloth when it gets dirty and have a few extra ready to go as backups! These make great gifts as well. Two FREE printable labels for a nice finishing touch are included!
The finished dishcloth measures approximately 6" x 6". It is a little bigger than a sponge, but small enough to not be mistaken as a dish towel! Since this is a dishcloth the gauge is not crucial, however for those of you who need to know, 4 stitches = 1 inch.
I will only use 100% cotton yarn to make these. It is more absorbent, natural, and great to crochet with.
I purchase the Lily Sugar'n Cream brand from Michaels because it comes in 2.5 oz skeins in multiple color options. It regularly costs $1.99 for a 2.5 ounce skein, however I only buy if it is on sale or I have a coupon for 40% or 50% off. I recently purchased about 40 skeins when they were on sale for $1.19 each. That was a great buy! One 2.5 ounce skein makes three dishcloths with a little yarn left over (I use the scraps to make "scrap" bags. That post is coming soon!).
Don't know how to crochet? Then check out the Crochet Guru on YouTube to learn! She has excellent step-by-step videos with no "fluff." She also has videos for both right handed and left handed crocheting so no excuses!
I used the single crochet front loop ridge stitch to make these dishcloths but you can easily just use a regular single crochet stitch.
Making the Dishcloths
Presentation is everything!
If you plan on giving these as gifts it will look better with a nice label. I have included two different labels that can be printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. There are 5 labels to a sheet. Just click on the picture of the labels you want to print to download the pdf file. The two styles are separate downloads.
I printed them out on Brown Bag Paper (affiliate link) and then cut between the dotted lines.
Click on the pictures to download FREE 8.5" x 11" pdf of 5 labels per page! Each page is a separate download.
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Welcome! I'm Kathie, an educated, happily married mother and step-mother to four adult children. I wholeheartedly believe in creating and living a simpler, happier, and healthier life in this stressful and modern world! I work at creating a simpler life in ways that are as economically wise and environmentally conscious as possible. Please join me on my journey:-)