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« on: August 06, 2012 05:41:14 PM »



As a thank you to my co-workers for promoting my crochet classes (and jokingly as a bribe to keep doing so ^_-) I made them some dishcloths.

We have a lot of employees, so I'm not sure how many I'll need, but I'm hoping that 40 will cover most of them.  I'm working tomorrow, so I'm going to count the people on the schedule and see if I need to make any more.

I actually started making these a while ago (my first post was here).  I decided to post this separately (even though some of the same dishcloths are in the "all together" shots) because I made some changes on some of the new ones, like this one:


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So on Saturday morning, this is what I had:

(On the right: 19 finished cloths. Top left: yarn for the rest. Bottom left: progress made Friday evening and Saturday morning.)

Here's the latest 21:


And here are all 40 together:


All 40 stacked up:



Changes to the pattern:

Basically, the pattern works in short row wedges, where your rows have stitches numbering: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

The changes I made were to the order of those rows.  In this pic you can see the original one on the left, and the one on the right went: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3


As much as I like the spiral in the first, I do enjoy the lack of it in the new version.  And the middle doesn't tend to poke out like in the original, either.

Here it is in some self-striping yarn:


And in variegated yarn:

(And I didn't notice until I uploaded the pic, the one on the right has seven wedges instead of six. I wish I could say that was the only time that happened... oh well, it'll still wash dishes!)

This one has the changed pattern outlined above on the left and a second changed pattern on the right:


The one on the right is the same cloth as at the beginning of the thread.  In this one I went: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. (Though, the next one I do like this, I'm going to start with the evens instead of the odds).


I... I think I might be done making dishcloths for a while. Tongue

ETA: here's the link to the original pattern:  http://1craftyboy.wordpress.com/2007/12/27/tunisian-short-row-dishcloth/
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012 07:13:45 PM »

Nice mio! That looks like a great pattern, but I still probably would have crapped out after like, 2! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012 07:23:46 PM »

Thanks Mare!

I have just been completely enamored with this pattern. I love how it works up and I love how it functions in our kitchen.

We've got a couple dozen in circulation right now and we don't just use them for washing dishes. We also use them as trivets, double them up for pot holders, and to put under bowls we eat out of on the couch when they are too hot or cold.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012 08:18:04 PM »

You continue to amaze me with your crochet super powers! They came out great and look so neat all laid out together.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012 10:19:34 PM »

These are lovely. I never saw circular crochet dishcloths before.  I also love the pretty yarn you used.  The variegated is particularly effective in this design.  Is it a cotton or synthetic yarn?
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012 03:35:04 AM »

Thanks!

I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (100% cotton)
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012 04:38:37 AM »

You have crochet superpowers, Mio!  Nicely done.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012 05:23:16 AM »

That's a really pretty pattern!  I may have to make myself one.
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012 06:52:04 AM »

wow--lucky co-workers--I collect washcloth patterns and love the changes you made...hey--if you are going to do dishes, it may as well be with something fun and pretty!

Great job--love all the cloths together...such lovely colors!
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012 10:29:13 AM »

Great Dish Cloth can't wait to try out this pattern....

I have a simple circle pattern I have been using at first it was a joke just to use up some yarn but when I tried it to wash a few dishes since I couldn't find a clean type sponge size I normally use I became addicted to this circle size love it :O)

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