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Free Crochet Pattern: Organic Cotton Dishcloths

In need of a super speedy {but incredibly thoughtful} last minute handmade gift for your best friend's baby shower, your mother in law's birthday, your cousin's wedding, or a hostess gift for the neighbor down the street.... crocheted organic cotton dishcloths are the way to go!


They're eco~friendly, luxuriously soft {no stiff kitchen cotton here ladies},  and you can whip up a whole set while watching your favorite late night movie or sitting at the ball field!  Be careful though, this cotton comes in 21 gorgeous colors.... I can not be responsible for rapidly multiplying dishcloths!

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Free Crochet Pattern:  Organic Cotton Dishcloths
Finished Measurements: 8" square


Materials:
{I get about 2 dishcloths out of 1 skein}
1 skein Nature's Choice Organic Cotton ~ Almond
1 skein Nature's Choice Organic Cotton ~ Khaki
1 skein Nature's Choice Organic Cotton ~ Walnut
Crochet Hook Size J
Darning Needle

Directions:
Chain 25.  Turn. 
Single crochet in second chain from hook and in each chain across.  Chain 1 and turn.
Single crochet in each single crochet across.  Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 8" from beginning row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Care:
I prefer to hand wash and line dry, but they are washer & dryer safe.

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Yep, that's it.  Organic Cotton Dishcloths in less than 120 minutes.  Who knows, maybe you'll decide to keep them for yourself instead!

I'd love to see what colors you choose, so feel free to leave a link in the comments if you post any pics~

12 comments:

  1. Don't forget to join in with Ginny's Yarn Along over at http://www.gsheller.com/

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  2. I love hand made dish cloths, ill be sure to give these a go, thanks for the pattern!

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  3. I love the simplicity of this - The organic yarn is soft and comes in a number of neutral colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh, our dishcloths are in pieces - so I need to do this - where do you order your yarn from?
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  5. The colors are to die for... I wouldn't use any other kind of dish cloth. These are my favorite!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  6. Thank you very much for the free pattern!

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  7. I'm so glad you all love them! Tonya, the yarn is Lion Brand and I can usually find it at Michaels {especially with a coupon}. It's the only cotton I've found I like. Cotton usually makes my hands ache, but this is much more giving.

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  8. I usually knit these, it looks like they could easily be changed to knitting - thanks for reminding me how much I love these. THERE IS NOTHING like them for wiping your counter tops.

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  9. Can you really put them in the washing machine and dryer? I got the cotton from Michael's (with a coupon, thank goodness) and the package says hand wash/line dry...I'm pretty sure that my mother won't hand wash her washclothes, LOL.

    Thanks!

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  10. Fantastic post. I am going to make some of these. I did a year in review at NZ Ecochick and would love it if you would link up some of your favourite posts of 2011. Have a wonderful new year.

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  11. These are a snap to make and work great! I throw mine in the washer and dryer and have never had any issues. These make great gifts too! Note: Try to use thick yarn and crochet them tight ;)

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  12. My aunt makes these whenever she has a bake sale to make for. These always sell out first.

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