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Weekly Dishcloth: Crocheting the Offset Knot Stitch Dishcloth. Properly.

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!

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