Until I tried one, I never realized the huge difference a dishcloth can make. Yes, this makes me feel old that I’m excited about a dishcloth, but we have to get our thrills where we can, right? 😉
Why are they better? Besides just being handmade, they are sturdier and last MUCH longer than standard store-bought, machine made fabric cloths. Plus they are more absorbent, machine washable and dryable (I use HOT water and haven’t any fading problems)
They’re great for the face, too! In fact, I know several people who use them first as facial cloths and then gradually demote them to dishcloths and then cleaning cloths. Crocheted dishcloths are fabulous exfoliators! ….and they can be customized to almost any color scheme.
Here are some of my favorite (free) basic patterns. They are easy to make, and are a great way to practice different stitches for beginners. You can even go crazy and make some super cute designs!
Of course, not everyone can or likes to crochet, so I’ve started offering them for sale in my Etsy shop. What better housewarming or hostess gift? Thoughtful AND useful!