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Crocheted dish cloths are so wonderful to have around the house. Have you ever used them? They are sturdy enough to handle the messiest jobs and to last a long time, whether you use them in the kitchen, in the bathroom as wash cloths, or for cleaning elsewhere in the house. I always keep them on hand in the kitchen and have turned several of my stitch practice swatches into wash cloths for my kids, and they have amazed me with their durability and longevity.
If you want to try to make some crocheted wash cloths for yourself, here is a great project that anyone can do. This free pattern comes from Dabbles and Babbles and requires only two stitches – single crochet stitch and chain stitch – so it is a perfect pattern for beginners. Cotton yarn works best for these since synthetic yarn doesn’t absorb water very well. For this project you’ll crochet with 2 balls of yarn at the same time, which is why these dish cloths end up so nice and thick. They turn out beautifully, so they would make great gifts – if you can stand giving them away! 🙂
Size L/8 crochet hook
Difficulty: Easy – Get the pattern