Monday, March 7, 2011

Easter Granny Square Dishcloth


I have been on a kick lately to make cotton dishcloths for our kitchen. My husband actually asked me yesterday if he could use one of the shamrocks to clean with and I laughed. I like decorative items, but my point in using cotton has been to make them practical, not just pretty. The shamrock has been put to good use.

I have been experimenting with a variety of granny squares. First, they are a fun pattern to play with and can be done in a variety of locations without having to carry many directions. Secondly, they make decorative items. Lastly, they have a scrubbing quality that flat panels have not given me. Those bumps do have a cleaning quality. Even though you lose some cleaning quality with the granny gaps.

The variegated cotton dishcloth yarn makes wonderful granny patterns. Last year, I made knitted and crochet basic square dishcloths. They were not nearly as pretty as the granny versions. I will continue to make both as they all serve different cleaning purposes.

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3 comments:

Laura Townshend said...

Love your crafty-ness. It's nice to see people sewing in so-called modern times. I grew up with grandmothers/aunts/great grandmas who sewed and created beautiful pieces, but sometimes it seems the craft is dying on the vine.

Keep up the good work! :-)

Bailey said...

My sewing and knitting skills are sadly limited. This one is crocheted.

Daisy said...

That's very cute! I love the varigated yarns as well. It sure beans changing colors LOL

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