Pretty Is A Pretty Does
Dish Cloths And Potholders
Its amazing what can be created with an aluminum hook and a ball of string...But one of my favorite things to make with it is dish cloths and or potholders. Not only are they useful and practical, you can whip them up fairly quick and they are inexpensive. They do not need to be blocked. When I have one of these crochet dish cloths/potholders are finished, it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I especially like working with variegated yarn, I enjoy watching the patterns and colors as they blend together every few inches or so.The tedious job of washing dishes may seem even less so, when you are washing them with one of your own crochet dish cloths. Handmade crochet dish cloths/potholders are very cute and will add charm to any kitchen.
By adding a scalloped border around a basic single crochet square you can turn something plain into something really charming...
There are so many ways to make a dishcloth/potholder, so many different stitches and designs.
Get creative make a dish cloth and or a potholder and have fun with it.
I am very happy that I am able to Knit as well as crochet. If you would rather knit than crochet or you like to do both as I do than give KNITTING DISH CLOTHS a try.
Gingham and Roses
How sweet is that a pot holder and a dishcloth ? A beautiful set!
The potholder is first crocheted and then cross stitch is added...
A very pretty combination of Gingham and Roses..
Granny's Heart Dish Cloth
Heart Motif Fillet
What a great pattern to use for a Valentine Day gift, the picture shown in red would also be pretty in pink or white. What a pretty gift it would make in any color..It would be pretty in a variegated colors as well. The perfect way to sau " I Love You "
Free Pattern at : Ravelry
Crochet A Rainbow Of Colorful Dish Cloths
Simple Yet Practical
This dishcloth is easy to make and the pattern is free using Peaches and creme cotton yarn
Free pattern Here: Simple and Practical Dish Cloth
Aztec Crochet Dishcloth
Frilly Round Dish Cloth
Lacy Round Dish Cloth
A pretty round and lacy dishcloth.
This dishcloth could also be used as a doily and is crochet in the round
Free Pattern : Frilly Dish Cloth
Sugar n Cream Cotton Yarn
Ombre Earthtone Dishcloth
Crochet this dishcloth by using an Afghan stitch .
With two different yarns that are variegated
Get the free pattern here : Ombre Earthtone
A Pretty Bouquet Of Dish Cloths
Ripple Style Potholders
The Rose Ripple Potholder is a beauty indeed....Three different colors are shown in this pattern ..Make a few for yourself in your favorite color
Or use the Ripple Pattern in another way such as:
The RIPPLE pattern has long been a crochet favorite for creating beautiful afghans, blankets, shawls and sweaters. Here is a new twist on the ripple stitch for making functional and attractive potholders to give or keep. In addition to the ripple stitch, the use of unique center embellishments made for a particular person in mind or to match your own kitchen décor.
Fanciful Flower Potholders
These Fanciful Flower Potholders are made of 100 percent dk weight cottons in bright and bold colors
Easy crochet dishcloth with Shells and posts design / Beginner Level
The Best Crocheted Potholder Technique
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Faythe Payne (author) from USA on February 12, 2017:
If you click on the word "source" it will take you to the pattern..You will need to log into Ralvery
Trish on February 12, 2017:
Do you have the pattern for the first picture ? The pretty round ones ?
Michelle on December 08, 2015:
Do you have a pattern for the pink and white checkered one with flowers?
Faythe Payne (author) from USA on May 30, 2013:
@kschimmel...I also love the duribility and only use knit and crochet pot holders and dishcloths now....
Kimberly Schimmel from North Carolina, USA on May 29, 2013:
Very pretty! I have used handmade dishcloths for years--love their durability!
Faythe Payne (author) from USA on January 26, 2013:
I would suggest the lion brand cotton..But you could use sugar and cream...I prefer the lions brand it just seems nicer to work with.....I like using them on my stove..I can scrub when I need to with out scratching.
Audrey Surma from Virginia on January 26, 2013:
These are super cute, but I've always assumed they were purely for looks. I'm guessing the cotton yarn (which I've never used before) might be a good choice, for absorption and firmness when scrubbing. What type of yarn do you suggest?
Faythe Payne (author) from USA on January 02, 2013:
That is awesome shiningirisheyes.They are great treasures to be cherished...
Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on January 02, 2013:
This is wonderful. I still have doilies my Irish Nana crocheted as well as three of her dish cloths. They are a treasure because her hands made them.
Faythe Payne (author) from USA on January 01, 2013:
Your welcome RTalloni....
RTalloni on January 01, 2013:
Thanks for this look at crocheting dish cloths and the links to patterns!