Friday, March 16, 2012

Finished Object Friday


For the last couple of days I've been knitting my vest fairly monogamously - after all I'd like to finish the vest while the weather remains vest-suitable. But I did take a bit of a time out to crochet this little star dishcloth. I've crocheted it with a size H hook from scraps of dishcloth cotton, and despite the pattern name it works up to a not insubstantial 8-1/2" across.

In fact round five should have been yellow as well, but after round four there was very little yellow left so I worked that round as well as the edging in natural. And dare I say, I think it's pretty nice this way. This pattern has crocheted up extremely well - my finished result is flat, even and looks exactly like the pattern photo - so it's a keeper. Too bad I don't have more scraps of different coloured dishcloth cotton in my stash. Although ... maybe I can convince my crafty friends to donate some of their scraps ... or trade them them for entire balls of natural colour? Hmmm. Must work on that.

If you've got some time today, have a look at the parade of finished objects at Tami's Amis. There's almost always something inspiring and surprising!

14 comments:

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Really cute!

elephantJuice said...

Beautiful dishcloth! The yellow and the natural look perfect together.

Good luck with finding some coloured scraps! If I had any cotton scraps I'd offer them up, but it's not my favourite fibre to work with!

ElisabethAndrée said...

Pretty shades!

Andria said...

Oh that is definitely a keeper, it is too cute. I'd love that as a dishcloth!

Dee said...

Adorable!!!

Pumpkin said...

Awww. This is so adorable! I have to learn to crochet, if only to make this pattern. Although I'm not sure if it would look as great as yours.

Heather said...

I am intrigued and may have to make that pattern in the future. You did a good job!

MWitch3 said...

That is super cute! And have fun finding scraps (I can never seem to find any when I want them)

Jazz said...

Lovely how you use the scraps of yarn!

kathy b said...

the dishcloth is adorable and so spring like

Kathleen said...

I made that pattern back in the fall and adored it---it really does work up fast, addictively, and looking exactly like the picture (which is always a pleasant suprise). I love the colours you used, and agree that the natural edging is lovely.

Kepanie said...

Very cute.

HillyT said...

That is a lovely facecloth (personally I think it's too pretty for the boring old dishes), I have saved the pattern to my favourites on Ravelry. Thank you for the inspiration.

Liz said...

The star is so cute! I think the natural border looks great :)