Sunday, April 17, 2011

Plum Washcloth

I finished my new washcloth and guess what?  Is is ALMOST a rectangle!  How about that!  lol

In my old life, I'd be excited if I sold a house.  Now?  My projects have straight edges.  Life brings changes, eh?  :)


Folded once.




It's ALMOST straight!!  Woo Hoo!! And this is before blocking!



Speaking of blocking things:  I showed a photo of blocking my recent scarf....not the fastest thing to do (and dangerous for me, apparently!  lol)   Well, guess what?  Did you know that when you wash a crocheted blocked item, you have to re-block it?  So.......really?  Am I going to block this washcloth every time I use it?  Uh.....................NO!  lol

I used a purple 100% cotton yarn and then used the green same yarn for the edging.  The edging was a reverse single crochet, which I had never done and was quite interesting and easy.  

Here is the pattern I used for this project...and it's FREE!  Gotta love free patterns!  (I haven't paid for one yet....)

I will use it in the shower tomorrow and see what I think.  Had to get photos first!

I may be linking to THESE parties.


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34 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job compared to what I would do with it!! I just don't have the patience! Have a great Sunday!

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  2. Your washcloth looks great!! I love knit/crocheted dish/wash cloths.. they work SO much better than the regular! (and the regular get all crunchy/gross after awhile lol)

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  3. That is so cool. I cant for the life of me master knitting and crocheting. My mom used to knit beautiful hats and sweaters and mittens for us. That talent sadly passed me by.

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  4. I love knitting/crocheting my own washclothes. They work so much better than the mass produced ones. And they're great on dishes, too! Yours is lovely :-)

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  5. That purple is beautiful - and your photos are fantastic! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love it! I teach a crochet class, and they too are excited when their edges are straight. I on the other hand embrace the wonky edges of crochet!

    Would love for you to share at my link party!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-3rd-edition.html

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  7. wooo for straight edges :-P It looks cool! I love that purple....Im looking for a nice colour to make a cardi in ;-P

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  8. Gorgeous purple and hooray for straight edges!

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  9. Don't worry... I don't think anyone really expects you to block your washcloth after each use ;)

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  10. Yay!

    I really love those colours together :)

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  11. I just love these colors!!

    I hope you will share at my party!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/04/craft-and-tell-tuesdays-1.html

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  12. I think you're doing a great job -- and it sounds like you're having a lot of fun with it, which is (in my opinion) the best part of making things.

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  13. Nice color, keep up the good work, it is indeed habit forming!
    Sandy
    WIP

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  14. Looks great! Hey, you should come enter the giveaway on my blog for 5 free amigurumi patterns. The dolls are SO cute!

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  15. Love this! I love to crochet myself, and I love your blog by the way. I am your newest follower, would love for you to swing by my site.:)

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  16. Aw I love that wash cloth! That purple & green looks so great! You've inspired me to knit my own...

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  17. It looks great! I don't bother blocking my washcloths/dishcloths as they will get wet and washed in the washer/dryer anyway.

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  18. The joys of washcloths is they don't have to be perfect. Your cloth is beautiful, I love the colors.

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  19. Wonderful colors! And pretty photos! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  20. Pretty colors! I just finished a set of three washcloths for my daughters. They love them, and think they are so much fancier than the cloth ones. I saw you at Creating my way to Success. You were part of a linky party. I hope you'll check out my blog, too!

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  21. I agree with Felicia - the 'wonky' edges give a project character. :) You did such a nice job.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week! I always love your links.

    I hope you have a nice weekend.

    Sarah

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  22. love the plum color with white trim our school colors they would look great

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  23. One of the first "for me" items I ever made was washcloths! I hope you end up enjoying yours- you did a wonderful job of it!

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  24. Cute. Love the colors! Visiting from tatertots & jello :)

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  25. Great color choice!
    These are dishcloths are the best.
    I love mine.

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  26. I love the colors. You did a great job!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  27. It is the little things in life that make it great, right? Love the colors you are using!

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  28. I like the colors you used! Interested to hear how you like it! :) Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  29. Just beautiful Cheri! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  30. Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday- I use wash cloths everyday to whip my son's face- none as fancy as yours! I wish I had some though- they would be soft on his pale face! Hope to see you again! goodbyecityhellosuburbs

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  31. thanks for coming back to link this up to our wicked awesome wed link party last week!

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  32. You are a mistress of picking awesome color combos for your projects.

    Thanks for linking this up as well to Creative Juice...

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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!