On Fridays, I share a link blast on Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.
Dishcloths and washcloths are great ways to try out new stitches while making something useful! I use crocheted washcloths for exfoliating and they also make great gifts when paired with homemade or store bought bath and body products.
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I recommend using 100% cotton yarns for these projects. Cotton is breathable, easy care (though it does tend to shrink in the first washing), and safe for use in the kitchen near heat because it doesn’t melt when exposed to high temperatures.
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Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @UCrafter (that’s me!): This textured washcloth is perfect for exfoliating your skin. The stitch pattern looks woven and the spaces allow it to dry more quickly.
Robin’s Egg Slanted Shell Washcloths (photo 5), free crochet pattern by EyeLoveKnots: This pattern includes a solid and striped variation and tips for crocheting with cotton.
Nubby Dishcloth (photo 9), free crochet pattern by @OombawkaDesign: This pattern includes a review of 108 Crochet Cluster Stitches by Darla Sims, one of my favorite stitch guides. (You can find my reviews of over 20 stitch guides here.)