Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Spiral scrubbies & dish cloths

Crocheting and knitting are very relaxing, and if I pick small projects, I don't get bored before the end. So that's what I've been doing in addition to a stitched project that I can't show yet.

These cute little spiral scrubbies have always intrigued me. You can use them for your face or your dishes. The small one is knitted and the other two are crocheted. I much prefer the crocheted because you get those nice ridges by crocheting in the back loop only. I haven't figured out how to make them as neat in the end as all the tutorial photos, but how neat do they need to be really? But if anyone knows a trick they can share, I'd appreciate it. They are all done with worsted weight cotton yarn.

Click here for the crocheted tutorial.

Click here for the knitted version.



I haven't been keeping up with the Monthly Dishcloth Group, but I checked in and found a couple of designs to try.

The first is 'April Showers'. Supposed to look like raindrops I guess. Fun to knit.



The second cracks me up. The pattern is called Log Cabin, as if you couldn't guess. It's kind of hard to see the pattern in the photo. I could use a good lesson in photography I think.

17 comments:

Vinniey said...

I knit and crochet before I became addicted to cross stitching, I especially love knitting, once I start to knit and I can't stop it! (LOL). :) The one on the top with multicolor is beautiful!

Wendy said...

Oooh you have made some really nice things! I love that log cabin, great work!

I love to crochet and knit too, only I'm too short of time :(

Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year and a good health!!

Pumpkin said...

You never stop with your creativity and I love it! Lovely pieces Annie :o)

Miss 376 said...

They look fantastic, and that log cabin made me smile

Annette said...

What a lovely pieces you have made.
You can knit and crochet so good en nice, I'm jealous!!!

Rachel S said...

Those are really nice!

Nancy said...

The scrubbies are pretty, and I really love your dishcloths!

Ranae said...

The scrubbies are so neat and so is the log cabin.
Now off to crochet, after a posting

staci said...

Cute stuff! Thanks for the pattern links for the scrubbies...will have to give them a try (one of these days!)

nima said...

wow...beautiful ...I love to crochet small projects in between big cross stitch projects...it's very relaxing and give quick finishes

Siobhan said...

Very cool, Annie! Those scrubbies are neat, I've never seen them before. Great colors in the yarn, too. :) Happy 2010!

Mylene said...

Can't do both, crochet and knitting but i admire your work, both looks lovely.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010!

nima said...

Happy New Year Annie...have a wonderful 2010

Liz said...

I really love using knitted dish cloths. Don't think I've seen those patterns before, tho, so I'll have to check it out. Scrubbies look handy, too! Gosh - I always need a new project!!

AngelSan said...

the scrubbies are cool, I might try them some day, so thanks for the pattern link ! Your dishcloths are lovely too. What yarn are you using? Are you really using the scrubbies and dishcloths to wash the dishes? I knitted a dishcloth once, but didn't dare using it, my grandma is using it as a doily or other decoration !!!

Mental Magician said...

Beautiful! I've been looking for patterns for useful things to make for aging out foster kids and these will be great for the care packages!

Sandra said...

I love those scrubbies. I'm planning on crocheting a couple of them, will try thye pattern and if I find the trick I'll let you know. But really don't get what you find imperfect about it, looks great to me.

BTW Which yarn you used for the variegated one?