Friday, October 17, 2008

I Can't Stop!

It feels like I'm only half-way done with one project when another idea pops into my head.

Momma and I are planning on doing a Christmas Boutique at the beginning of November. I decided to make a BUNCH of dishcloths with my overflowing box of cotton yarn.


I've always loved handmade dishcloths, but always wanted some extra scrubby power. I’ve seen the patterns where you crochet around a store bought scrub pad, but knew there had to be a way to make them home made…

While browsing the craft store the other day, I came across the plastic craft lace that I, along with many other elementary schoolers, had made those lanyard key chains with. It was like one of those cartoon moments when the light bulb clicks on :)

I combined the plastic lace with regular 100% cotton yarn in the middle of a pretty, lacy 6-petal dishcloth.

One skein each (2 and 2.5 oz) of a solid color and an ombre color plus one small 10 yard package of plastic lace will make atleast 3 dishcloths!

If you enlarge the pic below, you can see little shiny parts in the middle... That's the lanyard lace!

Pretty cool, if I do say so myself!

6 comments:

hetty said...

Wow! Great idea! I love those light bulb moments! You are very creative!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! You're just a genius with those crochet hooks!

Laura said...

Very cute, and such a clever idea!

Stephanie said...

OMG that is BRILLIANT.

Inspired Tokens said...

Way cool ...what an ingenious idea! Good luck at the boutique ...these are sure to go over big! I'm amazed at the ideas you come up with.

Oiyi said...

Very cool idea! You are a genius.