Hello there, welcome to the second Craft Project - Link Party a sort of knit & natter and sewing session in blogland. Thank you for your kind words last time and to those who joined in. If you'd like to join me and I'd love it if you did, please grab a cuppa, a comfortable chair and your own Craft Project bag.
There's not been a lot of progress on the cardigan, I'd taken it away with us on our weekend away but I only managed a few rows. There was too much going on but now I'm back home, I've managed a bit more of my yellow crocheted washcloth. I've chosen Ricoumi dk 100% cotton yarn with a 3.5mm crochet hook. With hindsight, I wish that I'd made the starting chain with a slightly larger crochet hook, preventing the banana shape. It's often recommended with blankets to start with a larger size hook to prevent the tight start and looser widening out shape. I know it's only a washcloth but... you know when something doesn't look quite right.
About the pattern book I'm using - it has 99 dishcloths to crochet, the recommended yarn is aran cotton (worsted weight yarn). All of these designs are equally suited as washcloths too. There are three borders given at the back of the book, for you to customise your cloths. There are two things I don't like about this book, first it isn't clear how any of the finished patterns will look, there are no clues to match them to the cover photos. Second, there are no design pattern names so you have no clue as to what the pattern is called. Obviously you are given names of stitches - dc, tr etc. but not the design name such as lemon stitch.
Here is the story behind my Craft Project Bag that I talked about on last months Craft Project - Link Party.
If you'd like to join in, please add your Craft Project (post) to the link below, so that others can visit with you too. It can be finished or a work in progress, it's entirely up to you.
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The Craft Project will be open on the first Tuesday each month and close 3 weeks later.
Thank you for visiting,