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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Self Striping Cotton Yarn Dishcloth

I've been looking at this Self Striping Cotton Yarn for Dishcloths for a while now and with the summer holidays coming up decided to grab a skein of red, white and blue to try it out. While the OCD me would love to crack the code to end up with perfectly even stripes... I don't think that will ever happen. But I do think this "wavy striped" one will be just fine for dishes:@)
The yarn does have little coloring flaws, like that blob of blue in the middle... But this was a nice easy way to make a colorful dishcloth that has big blocks of color without having to use three different skeins of yarn and weave in a bunch of ends.
I used my standard One-sie Two-sie Pattern:
Using an I hook and 100% cotton yarn-
~Ch 27
~SC first row, ch 1, turn
~*SC first hole, DC next hole, repeat from *, Ch 1, turn
~When about 8" square, SC last row.
If all goes well, every row except the first and last will begin with a single crochet and end with a double crochet...

 Do you have a pattern you like to use with this striped yarn?

Have a happy day:@)

PS-You may have noticed a post I put up briefly mentioning that these colors bled... a lot.
In nosing around the net I found this, hope it helps others:

Well, what do you know? On the back of the Sugar n Cream label, way under the free pattern, it says:
Wash colors separately. SOME COLORS MAY RUN. (I'm not shouting; it's in caps on the label!)
So I went to the website www.sugarncream.com and in Questions and Answers it says:
"16. How do you set the dye in a yarn / garment to prevent the dye from coming off on hands and needles while working with it? 
Knit your project, and soak it in a solution of the following: 1-2 c PICKLING SALT and COLD WATER. Set for half an hour. Rinse THOROUGHLY in water. Soak again in VINEGAR and WATER. Set for half an hour. Rinse THOROUGHLY."

14 comments:

  1. Very cute. My mom makes dishcloths like these all the time - I absolutely love them. I am working on a bright and sunny yellow one now.

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  2. i like it! what they don't make nowadays. :)

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  3. You always do a great job on all your handy work. I love how this dish cloth looks. Very patriotic.

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  4. The dishcloth turned out great, Lynn. I'm with you, and dislike weaving in a bunch of ends. I think the multicolored yarn makes it much more fun to crochet, too.

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  5. Wonderful for the July 4th celebration!! Blessings dear. Catherine

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  6. Potholders and dishcloths are my repertoire when it comes to crocheting, and this yarn would work for both! Cute for the summer holidays coming up. :)

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  7. Lynn,
    You have such patience to do kind of handwork that somehow I missed.in life. I couldn't even embroidery well as a child :) Love the colors of our flag. They would make a great summer gift.
    Sam

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  8. There is a little whimsy and cuteness is the random blue spot in the middle for some reason. It sort of fits summer because it's unexpected.
    I am thinking of throwing you a Barbie Challenge with this yarn. Can you make something for Barbie to wear or take to a patriotic party? Maybe at the beach?

    Ready... set.... GO!

    (Just kidding. Well, kinda kidding. )

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  9. Love May She Wave and Wash Lynn! I prefer the wavy patriotic stripes and the little blue in the center looks like you planned it :)

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  10. I love these kind of washcloths. My aunt makes them and every now and then I get a little stash of them. They don't seem to wear out. Yours is much prettier though :)

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  11. This is so cute! =) I love homemade dishcloths!

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  12. Even with a minuscule imperfection, I actually like the look of this better than solid! Nice!

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  13. oh wow, that is great looking yarn! Much too pretty to use as a dishcloth!
    Jenna

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