Yesterday, Melbourne put on a spectacular day. The sun shone done on us all day and the kids enjoyed playing outside - painting, board games, skipping and a bit of basketball. Me, I enjoyed watching them and soaked up the suns rays and got a bit crafty. I went through my wool/cotton stash and discovered some yarn from a previous project that would be perfect for some much needed dish cloths. On a day like yesterday, I enjoy making little things that don't take up a lot of my time because they tend to remain unfinished and that frustrates me no end. The dishcloths above fitted all my criteria for some sun filled crafting - they're quick and easy to make, they're a great way to use yarn scraps and they're functional and needed.
What you need
- Cotton yarn (I used 4 ply because it was what I had but you can use any ply)
- Use a crochet hook to match the yarn ply (I used a 2mm hook)
- Darning needle to weave in ends
- Chain 34 stitches with your crochet hook
- Insert the hook into third chain and do one half double crochet stitch into each chain.
- Complete row
- Chain 2 stitches at the end of each row and continue working in half double crochet until the cloth reaches 20cm (about 24 rows)
- Cut yarn and toe off
- Weave in loose ends using a darning needle
Here is a youtube clip on how to do a half double crochet stitch