Crocheted Dish Cloths in the kitchen

Last week, I made a discovery - I LOVE crocheted dish cloths and I can't believe I've never used them. I've had a few in my drawer for years, made by Grannie, that I've never used. I was always afraid they wouldn't stand up to heavy scrubbing. Besides, Grannie made them - I didn't want to ruin them!

We do a lot of dishes - we don't have an automatic dishwasher and I even told Dad the other day, I don't miss not having one. Maybe it's because I've rarely had one in my adult life. I'm not fond of washing dishes but I just consider it part and parcel of being someone who loves to cook.

I'm running low on commercial dish cloths. Eventually, bleaching and constant use will wear them out and I just toss them in the trash when they get too beat up. Somehow, I started to do dishes last week and realized I didn't have a clean dish cloth in my drawer - they were in the basement waiting to be washed. sigh

I did have the pretty crocheted dish cloths from Grannie and decided "she made them so they can be used" and threw one into the sink. I was hooked by the time I got done with the plates and silverware. The lipstick wiped right off the rim of my coffee cup and there was just enough "roughage" to gently scrub the dishes.

I thought "hmmm...I need more. I have some crochet cotton in the basement but I have to focus what little crochet time I have on the afghan I'm making for my grandson. Wouldn't it be great if I had a friend who had an Etsy shop where I could just buy some crochet dish cloths?"

I do. My friend Marie Anne over at The Crooked Yarn is my go-to source for crochet information. She inspires me and created the pattern I'm using to make the afghan. She also has an Etsy shop and I was able to buy them immediately. Marie Anne does special orders and if you prefer a different color for your dish cloths, it's no problem. She had posted this set of blue and white dish cloths a while back on Facebook and I thought "how pretty - I can decorate with those!" No - I'm using them in my kitchen now.

No special washing is needed - I'll just wash them with the rest of the kitchen towels and such like I always do. Even if you have a dishwasher in your kitchen, you do have a need for dish cloths and the crocheted version is sturdy and pretty.


  1. Thanks, Debbie! I'm glad you like them and more importantly, will actually USE them! It's my own simple pattern and I've not had anyone NOT like them, although I personally like the knit dishloths that aren't so thick sometimes, depending on my mood.

  2. I think it's awesome that you crochet. I tried once and ended up messing everything up, but I'm guessing it's a matter of practice. Good luck with your afghan.


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