Summertime for my kids means swimming, lots of swimming. They swim every chance they get and during June and July they swim on a competitive local team. Which means Mr. Fix-it and I spend 2 hours every weeknight watching practice and 4-5 hours once a week at the swim meets. We love cheering for our kids, there is nothing better, but it is a lot of sitting.
To pass the time, I’ve been making dishcloths, lots of dishcloths.
As crazy as it sounds, I LOVE making them! They are bright, fast and functional. I have been finishing one or two every night. I’ve tried lots of different patterns, but my favorite is a simple crochet one, that doesen’t stretch too much when wet, is not too large,
and has a great scrubby texture.
Here’s how to make one.
1 ball of worsted cotton will make two
Size I hook
Set up row:
Single crochet into the 2nd chain from hook. *Chain 1, skip one in your base chain, Single crochet into the next chain, repeat, from * across the base chain. End with a Single crochet into the last chain, chain 2 and turn work.
Row 2, (and all additional rows)
Single Crochet into the first Ch 1 SPACE, chain 1. Repeat to end, ending with a Single crochet at the end, ch 2 and turn work.
Continue until you have a square. That’s it, I told you it was quick and easy! (If you like a bigger dishcloth, just increase the original chain by a multiple of two.)
We are off, right now, to a meet, I’ve got two balls of cotton and my trusty hook already packed to go!