Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Homemade Christmas, w. 8

A Homemade Christmas at SimplyVintagegirl.com


This is the Eighth Homemade Christmas week and my second time to post about it. You can click here to see my first one. Miss Emily Rose is the host of A Homemade Christmas, you can go to her site here or just click on the icon above.

This week for A Homemade Christmas I am posting about the acrylic-yarn dish cloths I crocheted for my Grandmas and Aunts last year. And they really liked them. I like making up my own patterns better than following other peoples patterns. So I designed this dish cloth that is great for dishes and wiping countertops and stovetops. I have also used it for cleaning up spilled stuff on the floor. It is an all-around-the-kitchen helper. It is acrylic though so you cannot get it too hot or it will melt! :) But you can wash it in the washer.

The circular ones are the ones I made for family.






Since I have a bunch of them, I am giving away one of each(circular and rectangular). So if you would like one then just leave a comment on this post and tell me which you would like and which color. (only the colors pictured). If you would like to make your own then I would be glad to give you the pattern. :)

The givaway ends next Thursday. Sorry for not telling you sooner. :)

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very nice. I like the purple/pink one but I would really like to know if they're hard to make. I'd like to learn to crochet and knit but am a little intimidated by it. Great gift idea! Great for having around the house too!

Buttercup said...

Jennifer,
They are not too hard to make, when I first made up the pattern for them I had been crocheting for I think about six months or less. I know how to crochet and knit, but in my opinion crocheting is much eaiser and faster. Would you like me to put you in the drawing for it? Let me know! I will post the pattern probably this weekend. :)
-Buttercup

Tmac said...

My great Aunt (97) had a few of these. She gave me one, but I have moved a couple of times and it has gotten lost. A friend tried to show me how to knit them, but I tried two and they came out warped. I don't believe they were made from the acrylic yarn. I would love your pattern it sounds easier than the one I tried. I like the blue/pink one.

Buttercup said...

Hi,
Sorry I just got back, I will post the pattern as soon as possible. :)
Thanks for waiting :)
-Buttercup

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