Thursday, July 22, 2010

crochet patterns :: cotton cloths

About a year ago I kicked the paper towel habit. All the spills, messes, and clean-ups that happen everyday no longer end up in the trash (and landfill), but in the sink or laundry basket for a quick wash and reuse. I've made cleaning cloths from various materials (mostly by cutting up a couple of thrift store towels and zig-zagging the edges) but myfavorite ones are knitted or crocheted from simple cotton yarn.

I posted my simple patterns for these cloths on my blog.


  1. Hi Rachel,
    Such neat crochet. They seem too good to use as dish cloths. I don't think I could bring myself to use them once I had put in all that work.

  2. It so reminds me of my happy childhood
    Love them

  3. I like them. I am thinking about to make them myself too, also for ecologic motives.

  4. Good morning crochet sister! Just found your blog and I'm so excited to start following. Dishcloths are so much fun on the road, watching T.V. or just hanging out. We love these cloths and so do all of our friends and family, once your never want store bought again! So green too!!

  5. Love the crochet dishcloths I have also been making and using them. They are great to use and are eco friendly.

  6. these are so pretty & elegant
    and I agree : it's a good habit !

  7. I like making these too and they wash clean brilliantly every time too.