I crocheted the Offset Knot Stitch Dishcloth pattern from Crochet Textures for Home and Baby!
For real this time.
The pattern calls for Lion Brand Nature's Choice cotton yarn, which is a little bit fluffier than your average worsted weight yarn. The last time I made this dishcloth, I only had my standard Sugar n' Cream yarn on hand so I made this with a G hook.
But I have some Nature's Choice in my stash, and I thought it would be interesting to try this again. I loved it the first time around, and I figured another try would be fun. And it was!
I used a J hook and a little more than half of a skein of Nature's Choice in Walnut. That yarn is so incredibly soft. And the dishcloth is so big and thick and poofy!
But I don't know if this is actually a good dishcloth. I've never tried cleaning up with anything made from this yarn before, but it seems a bit too.... fibery. Does that make sense? It seems like it would be like trying to scrub something with a cotton ball. I know the yarn is much stronger than that, but it seems like it's just too soft for using as a dishcloth and I worry about little yarn fragments going all over the place.
I still like this, though. I can either give this to one of my sisters, because they don't actually use the dishcloths I give them--although they do like them and display them with pride--or I can deem this a hot pad. Even before I started making this, I thought it might be a hot pad. Which is kind of great, actually.
I like hot pads, and this seems like a really good one. The knots give this a lot of height and, of course, texture. This is incredibly textured! I would hope that a book called Crochet Texture for Home and Baby would have some very textured crochet patterns, and this is a mighty fine one.
Even if I don't know what I'll do with this week's dishcloth project, I'm happy with it. I love this simple pattern. I'd never worked with this yarn before and that was lovely. I have to admit that I do like a good hot pad. And every now and then it feels good to work a pattern just the way I'm supposed to. Weird, but good.
I hope you have a good weekend and plenty of good luck with your crafting!