I really love crocheting. As I've said many times, I only choose very easy relaxing projects. My mind honestly cannot count those stitches, and I forget where I am, and what I've just done. It's weird!
Dishcloths only take about an hour and I LOVE mix and matching colors. A few times a year I'll order a bunch of yarn online or use coupons at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. My favorite colors are the ones I order online at Walmart. They don't always have many fun colors to choose from in their store, so I love the option to order them site to store.
I remember my last order, they have to open your package to make sure everything is there---the lady actually screamed when she saw all of the yarn! I laughed really hard---thought that was really cute.
So after I've used up most of my yarn, and it's getting a little boring (I don't have much of an attention span) I love mix and matching my yarns, making a cute as EVER scrappy dishcloth. It's nice knowing that I've tried my best to use my yarn stash---at least that's one thing I can mark off the hoarders list.
These also make darling gifts. Just pair them with a matchy hand soap--add yourself a pretty ribbon and a love note. I found the hand soaps at Joann's---just $1.
Ok, so here it is----It's really not a pattern, but since so many people ask me how I make these little devils. This is what I do :) (not in official crochet lingo---this is just me).
Cotton yarn (I love the twists and swirls)
Crochet hook (I use size I or J)
Plastic needle (for weaving loose yarn piece when you're finished.
Good movies---Bridesmaids, The Family Stone, He's just not that into you.....etc.
Half Double Crochet in next chain to end of row. (my favorite stitch EVER).
Chain 1, turn.
Repeat until you have 14 rows of BEAUTIFULNESS.
Finishing Off (adding a pretty border if you wish)
Using the same color, or something that matches, switch your yarn to the new color and go all the way around your dishcloth using a single crochet. In each corner, I like to chain 2---makes for a nicer corner :) Weave in loose ends with needle---and love doing the dishes again!
Have a GREAT week!