crochet me: The Inaugural Project

March 16th, 2004 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

Sunny DishclothProject: Round Dish/Wash Cloth by Pam

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My Yarn: Elmore-Pisgah Peaches & Creme, Color 10 Yellow and Color 137 Sunrise (variegated)

My Hook: Size F (recommended on yarn label)

This crocheted up quickly and easily. I especially enjoyed it because I love the feel of cotton yarn.

I love my little sunny dishcloth. This may sound goofy, but I don’t know if I will be able to actually use it. I feel like I want to keep it because to me it represents our fledgling crochet community and newfound friends.

C’mon everybody! Let’s see your dishcloths! :-) Even if you don’t need a dish/wash cloth, how about making one to be a part of the crochet me Inaugural Project? You’ll zip through this fun, simple project so quickly, you’ll start thinking about making another one, I swear! Wouldn’t it be great fun to see more of these and the various colors each one of us chooses? Won’t you join in?

the crochet me inaugural project

P.S. For those who are unfamiliar with crocheting in rounds (or if you just need a refresher), Andrew Burton has a tutorial with excellent photos at Please note (so you don’t get confused) that in his step 1 and 2 he does not chain and then slip stitch to form a ring. Instead, he creates the ring and first round at the same time by crocheting into the first chain. Fiber Images has a how-to on joining a ring and working in a ring at

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jen // Mar 17, 2004 at 7:19 pm

    ah ok, I just couldn’t see myself using it for the dishes… Anyway I finished and posted it over at crochetville and my site, so feel free to go have a look.

    Donna, I saw that you had that wonderful progress bar on your website, anychance of a tutorial, because I think it’s just spiffy!

  • 2 Jen // Mar 17, 2004 at 10:27 pm

    ah that’s cool, photoshop is my friend, I thought it was some neat javascript or something, I’ll go play.

  • 3 Pam // Mar 16, 0004 at 10:39 pm

    Donna, your dishcloth came out great. I hope more people join the Inaugural Project. It will be fun to see all the creations that come from my simple little dishcloth. :)

  • 4 Kim // Mar 16, 2004 at 1:22 pm

    Donna, your dishcloth is fantastic! It’s started off my day with brightness and cheer. I’ve been traveling with family for the last few days (and for a few more to come), but plan to have a go at making a cap from Pam’s pattern…

  • 5 Donna // Mar 17, 2004 at 1:26 pm

    Goodie, Jen! :-) A dishcloth is something you use to wash dishes with in the States, too. A washcloth is for your face. And we put hot dishes on a hot pad.

    The way mine turned out (with the Peaches & Creme yarn), I think it’s too thin to reliably put hot dishes on. One could always crochet a second one and whipstitch them together for a double layer hot pad.

    For those who like dolls, this would make a cute doll rug.

  • 6 Tiff // Mar 20, 2004 at 8:53 pm

    I love your dishcloth – very bright colors!

  • 7 Pam // Mar 17, 2004 at 2:12 pm

    I never never use a discloth to wash dishes with, but I always have one in the kitchen because I use it to wipe off the counters and table. I do also use this for a hot pad because the kitchen cotton I use is thick enough to take the heat (for small things). I’ve made smaller versions for coasters. I prefer cotton over yarn for my coasters because I find they absorb the moisture better.
    A doll dress; that’s a good idea. :)

  • 8 Julie // Mar 16, 2004 at 2:39 pm

    It looks really nice Donna. You can make it smaller with acrylic yarn for coasters, too, I’ll bet.

    I bought that yellow varigated yesterday. Very cheerful colors!

  • 9 Donna // Mar 17, 2004 at 7:29 pm

    Jen! I absolutely love your dishcloth critter, Okky in the Water!! He is too cute! What a fun modification of this project!

    I make my progress bars by hand in Adobe Photoshop. Do you use Photoshop? The process I go through is rather convoluted, but I’d be happy to share.

  • 10 Jen // Mar 17, 2004 at 8:53 am

    Oh okay.
    you convinced me, I’m sure I won’t use a dishcloth (although I just worked out you mean something to put hot dishes on not something to wash dishes with, which is what a dishcloth is in australia) maybe I can make it into part of a toy.

  • 11 Donna // Mar 16, 2004 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you, Kim! Crocheting in rounds is not one of my strengths, so I was pleasantly surprised at how well this turned out.

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