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Hi to all the budding designers out there and those that just want to track the progress of this <a href="http://www.crochetme.kwerky.com/patterns.html" target="_new">project</a>.

 

Please use this space to share thoughts, ideas, tips, tricks, WIPs and finished projects. Also, ask questions of other participants, and generally have a great time.

 

Good luck, and thanks for making The Inaugural Project such fun for us all!

 

Kim

 

PS And thanks to Pam for making it all possible!

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I have made a cheery yellow dishcloth from the crochet me Inaugural Project! I posted about it in my blog. And there is a photo to see! :-) It was fun, everyone should try it!

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Donna, your dishcloth came out great. I can't wait to see all the creations that come from this. I hope more people join the Inaugural Project.

 

~Pam

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So excuse my ignorance, but I've never made a dishcloth before. Can you really use them to wash dishes? Do they work well? Can you use any sort of cotton yarn? Are they easy to wash? Do they last long?

 

I have some plain cream cotton that I was just wondering what to do with, but I guess that will make a fairly boring dishcloth after that lovely yellow creation.

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yarn tomato convinced me, I'm sure I won't use a dishcloth (although I just worked out you mean something to put hot dishes on not something to wash disshes with, which is what a dishcloth is in australia) I think I'll make it into part of a toy.

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enmac, I've never crocheted a dishcloth before, so I will let Pam tell about their uses and usefulness. Actually, when I was in the store, I was thinking of getting some plain cream cotton yarn and putting a funky bright border around it. Plain is good. :)

 

Margaret, thank you! Yes, choosing colors is fun, isn't it? But I always have such a difficult time deciding! :P

 

Yay, jen! A dishcloth is something you use to wash dishes with in the States, too. We put hot pots on a hot pad. Pam says this can be used for a dish cloth or a hot pad. 8)

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Thanks Donna, I have still have no need for a dishcloth in whatever form, but I finished the project and despite using a hook that was too big for the yarn I was quite happy with it. (scanning it made it look very wonky, but my digital wasn't coping with bad light at 11pm)

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As I said, no use for a dishcloth but there's always room for more critters, so I present to you Okky in the water...

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As I said, the digital didn't like late nights, so once I change his eyes, I'll take a new photo.

 

jen

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Jen!! You made your dishcloth into that little critter?! How completely, totally, absolutely cute!!! I love it! :rollin What a great modification to this project!

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Jen, what a fantastic creation! I'm so glad you're all having fun with this project. I can't wait till I'm home next week and will finally be able to join in, myself!

 

Cheers,

Kim

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Jen, That is wonderful! You've got a lot of imagination and talent. How did you do it? Will you share the pattern? I want one to sit on my computer at work. :D

 

~Pam

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please do use the idea, it's a happy sharing world and it's Pam's pattern I just altered it!

 

All I did was thread a peice of yarn through the outer round of the green and gather it up, then I filled and old pantyhose toe with rice and tied it off to act as stuffing. his legs are just doubled yarn stitched in a chain and then attached to the green.

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I finished my dishcloth! I switched from thread to WW cotton because I wasn't sure if I liked the way the thread was working. I'll post a picture of it later in the evening since I can't figure out why it didn't publish on my website just a few minutes ago.

 

TGIF :D

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Yarntomato wrote:

>>enmac, I've never crocheted a dishcloth before, so I will let Pam tell about their uses and usefulness.<<

 

I don't actually use a dishcloth to wash dishes, but I always have one in my kitchen. I use it to wipe off my counters, and table. I also use it as a hot pad when I pull things out of the microwave.

These aren't just for the kitchen. Lot's of people use them for wash cloths in the bathroom. Because they're made of cotton, they can be used as either a dish or wash cloth.

I've just discovered another use. It's also good for setting plants on. Sometimes when you water your plants, you put a little too much water (I do). These are absorbent to catch the water if a little gets on the surface, and because they're round with an edging, they look nice under the plants.

 

~Pam

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These are absorbent to catch the water if a little gets on the surface, and because they're round with an edging, they look nice under the plants.
- Pam

 

What a great idea! I might have to go buy me another plant to kill, oops, I mean nurture 8) , and use one of my dishcloths that I'm always making for a quick project. I keep one I've made of thread in the kitchen for cleaning counters and such, and the rest my daughters claim for their bath.

 

I've finally managed to get my dishcloth picture posted to my website, so now I can share it with you!

 

Crochet Me dishcloth

 

I bought a few skeins of the Bernat Handicrafter cotton when Walmart was carrying them, and boy, does it make a lot of things!

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Ok, kids. Here's my completed I.P. Aside from my lopsided booty, this is my first useful completed crochet project. Woo hoo!

I added a loop so I can hang it on a hook to dry over the sink.

 

<img border=0 src="http://www.crochetme.kwerky.com/projects/inaugural_1.jpg" />

 

Here's the loop up close, pretty much just 'cause I took the photo:

 

<img border=0 src="http://www.crochetme.kwerky.com/projects/inaugural_loop.jpg" />

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Thanks!

 

It's from a whack (read: 340g) of Bernat Handicrafter (100% cotton) I got for the ridiculous price of $7CAD. I figure I can make a ton of these puppies, especially since I can't think of anything else the yarn would be good for. <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif" />

 

Speaking of which, does anybody have a tip for how I can join my rounds better, to make the "seam" a bit less conspicuous?

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Add an extra dc before you join it at the end of the round, or at the joining when you start the next round. It will give it a little bit more "plump" and help to make it less noticeable without making it ruffle.

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