It's the only knitting I've ever done, preferring to crochet instead. So, for the past few months I've been renewing my love of crocheting by making various gifts, including cotton dishcloths.
Here are a few of my creations with the links to the patterns. I like to use Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn but any cotton yarn would work just fine. Materials cost about $1 per cloth depending on the pattern; it takes me about an hour from start to finish. Keep in mind that they do shrink with washing and the color fades over time.
|From left to right: Double Crochet, Grit Stitch, Back Loop Stitch, Sedge Stitch and Nubbie Scrubbie.|
|These are all made from the Nubbie Scrubbie pattern.|
- Nubbie Scrubbie - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nubbie-scrubbies
- Sandy Shore Washcloth Set (double crochet, grit stitch, back loop and sedge stitch) - http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90442AD.html
There are a few more I would like to try but haven't had the time to make them yet. I am going to donate a few to our local Senior Center for their bazaar this fall. Also, here's a great way to present a few as a gift (you can also roll them up and tie with a ribbon).
Crocheting, knitting, sewing, needle point and general crafting are great hobbies for stress relief. The repetitive motion calms us after a stressful and hectic day. It also helps us to stay active and burn some calories while watching our favorite TV shows or movies.