Now that it’s spring, I’ve been thinking about what I can do for spring cleaning around my house. The list is absolutely ENDLESS and my motivation is NIL but one thing I always love to do in the spring, and never hesitate to do, is change up my dishcloths and dish towels in my kitchen. Since spring is such a refreshing time of year, when it’s so nice to just open up the windows and let that cool breeze in the house after months of winter stuffiness, I love refreshing my kitchen with not only a good scrub, but some new dishcloths.
One thing I will say, having nice new dishcloths makes me enjoy doing the dishes. I mean, not that anyone actually likes doing the dishes but new dishcloths – and especially homemade ones – make it a bit more special.
I was a bit hesitant about buying this new Bernat Handicrafter Scrub Off Cotton, which is a mix of their usual cotton yarn, mixed with scrubbie yarn. Normally I’d buy 3 or 4 skeins but I came home with just one, just in case I didn’t like it. And at first I didn’t because it’s so hard to see the stitches with the scrubbie part, but once I figured out a good pattern it was a lot of fun to work with.
This pattern is ridiculously easy and I love how the two textures combined in the cloth. They’re also nice and sturdy!
Springtime Scrub Cloth
H (5.0) hook
Bernat Handicrafter Scrub Off Cotton yarn (I’m using the colorway Copper Pot)
Holding two strands together (I started with a strand of the cotton pulled from the middle, and the scrub part from the outside of the skein) cast on 22 stitches.
Row 1: Continuing to hold two strands of yarn, half double crochet in the second chain from the hook, then half double crochet across. (21 hdc)
Row 2: Chain 2 and turn. Half double crochet in the same stitch as the chain 2 and across to the end of the row. (21 hdc)
Row 3-15 (or until your cloth is square): Repeat row 2.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
And that’s it! Ridiculously simple and would be perfect as a gift. I LOVE this colourway and think it just screams spring. I think I might have to get a few more skeins now!