So, I learned to crochet last week.
A few weeks back I was looking for a new knitting project. Last year I was all about knitting cowls and I'm so over that (and everyone I know has one now)! At the same time, I was looking at my dishcloths and thinking about how I'd like something a little more environmentally friendly. So it seemed a natural fit to try knitting myself some dishcloths.
However, when I went searching I could not find a knitting pattern that I really loved (and would have to look at every day).
But then, I came across this crochet pattern. I loved how tight the stitch is and it is very flat, not all knobby like some knitting patterns.
Having never crocheted before, I found the instructions on this website very easy to follow and before I knew it, I had crocheted three cloths! Obviously I need to work on keeping the tension consistent for each row, but I don't think my dishes will care. And the finished product does want to curl up on the ends, but I think once it gets wet it won't matter at all.
The back of the cloth is still very tight, with a small semi-bumpy pattern, perfect for scrubbing that stubborn food residue.
I chose 100% cotton yarn in these fun colours that match my kitchen. My dishes are going to be so happy. And so will I reaching for one of these colourful cloths rather than my typical soggy J-cloth.
And who knows, maybe I'll even use one for my face...