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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hooked on Crochet . . . or . . . Obsessed with Dishcloths . . . you decide

I've been crocheting for about a year, and have yet to get out of the beginning stages of doing dishcloths. The other day I went a little hog-wild, and got carried away. Here are some of the results.

I used a single-crochet stitch on most of them . . .

and on some I used a half-double crochet stitch.

I use 100% cotton yarn, in multi-color cuz I like the brightness and variety. The one problem I'm finding is that when I give these away, the folks I give them to think they're pot-holders. I guess they can be used as double-duty.

I think the Goatmother over on Goat Philosophy 101 (Marigold's Mama) has perfected the Granny Square, which is my next feat, I hope. She even does some great "clothing" for her pup Cabra. Much to Cabra's chagrin. I'm not sure my furrbabies would go for clothing, but I have thought of doing little sweaters for them. Now where DID I put that measuring tape . . . more projects to come.




1 comment:

sawn61 said...

I have been making something similar, but I am using 2 strands of regular cotton crochet thread. It makes them thicker and heavier, and I find they are great for pot holders,too.I really use them more for that,than for dish cloths. I enjoy making them, using different combinations of colors, and they do make nice gifts.