Pattern: Spiral Scrubbie and Topflappen
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Swimming Pool Ombres colourway (which is more aqua and teal than shown)
Hook Size: G6 (4.25 mm)
Modifications: In both cases I've used a slightly smaller hook to yield a stiffer, denser fabric. Other than that the spiral scrubbie was worked exactly as written. For the dishcloth, the original pattern begins with a ring which I omitted, starting instead with CH2, 3 SC in second chain from hook, CH1, turn.
Comments: Both patterns rely on crocheting in the back loops to create their characteristic ridged texture; together they make a nice set, inspired by this Raveler's project photo.
When I posted that I was taking part in a craft show, several commenters remarked that dishcloths and spa cloths are good sellers. Thinking about how many requests I get for dishcloths, that's good advice. Until now I've been knitting dishcloths but now I think I'm convinced that crochet is the way to go if you want thick luxurious cloths like this. Oh my goodness, do they work up quickly! Good news considering the craft show is just a few weeks away. And isn't the Spiral Scrubbie attractive in variegated colourways?!
Happy Friday everyone and happy Memorial Day to my American friends. If you have a few minutes be sure to check out all the links over at Tami's Amis for Finished Object Friday. That's where I'm headed now!