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Glad to know a knitted dishcloth will satisfy the air badge requirements. I'll knit a 10" x 10" cloth to submit soon. Thank you!
 
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Here is my 10" x 10" knitted dishcloth submission. This is a "waffle-knit" pattern, by Anne Mancine, in worsted-weight cotton. Link to free pattern is here https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spa-day-facecloth.
A page featuring my other projects is here https://www.ravelry.com/projects/EasternPeregrine.

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This first photo shows my spreadsheet based on the pattern, my needles and yarn, and my long-tail cast on.
This first photo shows my spreadsheet based on the pattern, my needles and yarn, and my long-tail cast on.
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Here is project in progress.
Here is my project in progress.
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Here is my finished dishcloth, measuring 10" wide x 10" long.
Here is my finished dishcloth, measuring 10" x 10"
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Thanks, Nicole! Now, on to the next project.
 
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Made from 100% organic cotton-linen blend.
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I learned a new skill.  Those videos were very helpful.  I included a picture of my little "helper".
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Made good use of our long drive to visit family for Thanksgiving.

I got lucky and managed to hit the 10" minimum even though I eyeballed the size in the car :)

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Here's my submission for a crocheted cotton dishcloth. No label because the material's been in a drawer for 20 years or so, but no reason to believe it isn't crochet cotton. It tended to stretch a lot so it ended up a bit longer than 10 inches. (I thought it would shrink, but not yet!)
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I actually learned how to knit a few years ago expressly to make dishcloths. I've done a number now, but they are all much smaller than this (3"x5"), making this the largest piece I've knitted yet. I used the needles and linen/cotton blend yarn I already had, meaning I got practice doing work on multiple needles--something I've never done before.

Because the yarn was so fine, this took an embarrassingly long amount of time to knit up, but it's done now!
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Knitting a dishcloth
Knitting a dishcloth
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I see I can't approve a BB here. Because I did not do this BB myself. I knitted a hotpad, with wool and felted.
I think I will crochet a new dishcloth (once, not now) to have this BB too. Although I already have the sand badge. But then I'll be able to approve BBs here too.
 
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It's been a long cold winter in the midwest, time to start some BB's. This is my first attempt at crochet and I used worsted wool. Also, I can link the photos but cannot figure out how to make them show up in this post. Hmmm...


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It seems my first submission is floating is space, please ignore if it comes crashing down your way. This is the submission for the potholder, made from worsted wool I unearthed deep in my grandmother's basement. It's snowing again.
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The label is long lost, so I can't document that it's cotton, but it is. I hope this washcloth qualifies ;) Fun to see what others have made!

Thanks, E
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Here is my knit washcloth. I knit it on the bias and single crocheted a border:

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the yarn--100% cotton
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on the needles
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done! 11" square
done! 11" square
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I used up some leftover cotton yarn for this project. I used the lemon peel stitch for a bit of extra texture
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I was so excited when I saw this BB I love fiber arts! I'm pretty savvy in crochet so I decided to work on my knitting for this project.
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My cotton yarn (the colorway is pink lemonade and its so pretty) and my circular knitting needles.
My cotton yarn (the colorway is pink lemonade and its so pretty) and my circular knitting needles.
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The beginning of my project, I measured after a few rows to make sure it was the right size.
The beginning of my project, I measured after a few rows to make sure it was the right size.
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This is about half way through.
This is about half way through.
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This is the finished dishcloth.
This is the finished dishcloth.
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I added a pretty boarder last minute but I thought y'all would enjoy how nice it looks.
I added a pretty boarder last minute but I thought y'all would enjoy how nice it looks.
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First time crocheting, it was a lot of fun to learn! Once I got the hang of it my fingers felt like they were doing some kind of choreographed dance. Tension was probably the trickiest part for me. For the next project I would try using a larger crochet hook for the foundation layer.
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Roughly 9x12
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Roughly 9x12
Roughly 9x12
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Finally!! After probably 20 hours of effort, I completed my dishcloth. Can’t say that there will be a lot more knitting in my future. Over 10” in both dimensions.
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That's some nice, even knitting, Pierre! The more you knit, the faster it'll go. Your dishcloth reminded me of the first "scarf" I made...that ended up 12 inches wide and I stopped after about 18 inches because it was taking FOREVER. Now a similar project takes 1, maybe 2 hours.
 
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I crocheted! First time, can you tell?
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A new dish towel! I used size five wooden circular needles made by Dyakcraft across the towel but swapped the working needle out for one several sizes larger for the bind-off. I chose the skein of Hipster Cotton from our stash because I like long color changes (which paid off, as you can see.)

I like a dish towel to have some tooth — texture. So, for instance, garter stitch would be better than stockinette but not my favorite. So I found a simple, free pattern on Ravlery where the bulk of the towel uses bamboo stitch.

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Needles and yarn.
Needles and yarn.
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In-process.
In-process.
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And more.
And more.
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Orca approves!
Orca approves!
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All done! It’s about 10x20 inches.
All done! It’s about 10x20 inches.
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Here’s my submission using cotton yarn and a crochet hook I carved from a bamboo chop stick. I haven’t crocheted in at least 15 years, so I don’t think it’s bad for working off a rusty memory.
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Here's my submission!
I'm using 100% cotton yarn, and free handing it. It's a bit wider than it is tall. I made it in stockinette, but added a border of double crocheted stitches to deal with the curl that pattern brings- would've done it in moss, but I wanted a smooth and a rough side for cleaning. Also, I used the excess edge yarn to make a loop for hanging.


my yarn, something I already had at home for another project, used size 6 needles, as I just could not find my 5s.



cast on about 10 inches worth- but ended up pulling off a bit later since it was too long.



A few inches later



Six inches along



Eight the next morning



Finally, 10!



I decided to double crochet all along the sides to give it a nicer edge and bring the length up past 10 inches


And here it is finally!
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I knitted this dishcloth during my downtime at work, or when I was teaching pupils how to knit. I don't usually knit my dishcloths this large so I'm still working out where it will work best in my household!

I used green cotton yarn and I think 6mm circular needles. I ran out of the original yarn partway through and couldn't wait so used some of the cotton scraps from my 'knit at work' bag until I could bring in more of the green from home. The finished piece is approx 11" by 18". :)
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Cotton yarn and circular needles
Cotton yarn and circular needles
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Working on it at work (added in some other cotton scraps)
Working on it at work (added in some other cotton scraps)
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Measuring finished height
Measuring finished height
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Measuring finished width
Measuring finished width
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I learned this double crochet method from my mom a few years back. It's pretty quick. First official badge bit submission
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For my cloth, I used a 4ply cotton yarn from my stash, 3.5mm hook, and a hdc (half double) stitch (US terms).

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Crotcheted a dishcloth. I used 100% cotton yarn I found at the thrift store, and my 4.5mm crotchet hook was incidentally the same colour! It measures a little over 10 inches.
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Although I already have the Textile Sand Badge, I did not yet do the dishcloth BB. It wasn't needed, because I did the hotpad. I did knit some dishcloths, but didn't make photos to get a BB. But now I did. So next time someone else knits/crochets a dishcloth I can approve the BB ;-)

The material is black cotton that was a child's sweater which I 'frogged'

you can't read the label, but it says this is 100% cotton


the needles and ball of yarn


About halfway. This is 10 inches, and I went on increasing a little more and then decreasing. That's the way I do dishcloths.


Finished.
Later I'll make some more with that black cotton yarn. Then I'll have a (small) pile of dishcloths, all the same!
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I’m a knitter. Every once in awhile, I try doing something in crochet, just to remind myself why I’m a knitter. Alas, this BB is one such endeavor, in Tunisian crochet. Holy Hera, this is an ugly item, but I suppose it will clean dishes as well as a pretty one.
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Cotton/wool yarn and needle
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Measurement of ugly in one direction …
Measurement of ugly in one direction …
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…and the other. Whew.
…and the other. Whew.
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I crocheted a dishcloth with 100% cotton using a size H-8 hook. I don't have the label for the cone anymore, but this is the brand: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JPBVAMC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_ZT5RZA3FRE4SM9C17HS0

The stitch is double crochet with a border of single crochet to clean up the edges. I added a small loop for hang drying in the corner when I made the border.
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materials
materials
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checking length of foundation stitch
checking length of foundation stitch
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Work in Progress
Work in Progress
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Little Helper
Little Helper
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Making sure it's square
Making sure it's square
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Finished dishcloth
Finished dishcloth
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My Grandma had a hard time teaching knitting to me when I was little, but now I understand it well and think of her when I pick up my knitting needles. A simple dishcloth is fun to make and feels good in the hands once it is completed. I like the larger cloths so this was very enjoyable!

I had some cotton cordage that I had on hand and seeing I didn't have 100% cotton yarn, I used it. I made a sort of border with a yarn over and a double stitch at the beginning of each row. It didn't turn out as even as I might have wanted, but it will do fine.
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Time for some knitting!
Time for some knitting!
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Clackity clack!
Clackity clack!
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Almost complete!
Almost complete!
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All done!
All done!
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Eleven inches wide
Eleven inches wide
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Ten inches long.
Ten inches long.
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I have LOTS of kitchen towels, but they end up getting grabbed and used for various jobs (cleaning spills, wiping counter, make shift hot pad...etc) I am never sure if the towel at hand is clean. I wanted one set aside, hung on the stove where it would only be used for drying my clean hands. Hopefully reduces the number of towels tosssd in the hamper. So here it is!

Pattern is "wavy kitchen towel", free from hobbi.com. I used hobbii rainbow cotton 8/4 yarn.

I added a few extra rows at the end and straps to hang over oven handle. Added a couple of buttons for securing in place. It's a nice little pop of color in the kitchen. Finished size is about 12x12in.

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Cotton yarn
Cotton yarn
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Yarn
Yarn
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Beginning, after a few repeats.
Beginning, after a few repeats.
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Measurements
Measurements
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Measurements
Measurements
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Finished, and hung on the stove for hand drying
Finished, and hung on the stove for hand drying
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I found some yarn in my wife's stash that she allowed me to use for this BB.  The dishcloth is of a cotton yarn crocheted sloppily (because I am not good at crochet! haha) into a ten inch square on a size 4.5mm hook.  Thank you and enjoy!
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