Friday, January 17, 2014

Homemade Dishcloths

I fell in love with homemade dishcloths a couple of years back.  I'd never come across them before, and for the life of me, I just couldn't get my head around how a crocheted or knitted square would
work for cleaning my kitchen benches........ until a friend from overseas sent me a couple!!  Made from cotton yarn, I fell in love with them.  They look so much nicer on the sink than the horrid chux cloth or sponge that has been used for who knows how long.  They work a treat and just get literally thrown into the washing machine again and again!!  Mine get well used, and I get a good life from them,  and I've found they make great gifts when I  make extras, but its time to replenish the stocks.  Since my other blog is all about the Home, I decided to run a dishcloth swap over there.  If you want to join in, registrations close on 20th Jan with posting date 31st January.  Its a nice quick and easy swap for anyone wanting to take part in something.  Just a hint with the dishcloths..... you need to use cotton yarn (available from spotlight - go for 8ply ones or buy online) for use in the kitchen,  the other synthetic type yarns just won't hold the water spills - but those types are great for using on mirrors or glass!


Helen said...

Your cloths look great , sounds like a great idea !!

Sheila said...

I love the cotton dishcloths , use them all the time . Have fun with the swap . I didn't wait for the hop I am now following you :-)

Wendy said...

I love my crocheted dishcloths, but only for washing up, they just don't work on cleaning the counter top. I wonder if it's because my counters are black and easily smudged