When the weather is warm it is good to choose yarns that work easily in the heat, for me that means cotton and linen. So when we had a mini heatwave a few weeks ago I started on some cotton dishcloths for the Yarndale Community project. I worked them on and off over the last few weeks using aran weight cotton yarn (because it makes up quickly in the heat!) until I ran out. I ended up making 5 dishcloths which will be posted soon.
Three were simple and quick granny squares, with linen st borders and a hanging loop
One was a practice of my Tunisian crochet, based on (loosely in several meanings!) this lovely pattern. And one I just made up from scraps.
It was only when I finished the square made of scraps that I realised it would be a good square for a blanket as well. So I decided I should draft a pattern. It is now available on Ravelry here and, whilst it costs £1 normally, if you use coupon code COMMUNITY on checkout you will receive it free, valid until the end of the year.
I’ve also been working on with some linen/cotton blend. I could bore you with details now, but I suspect you want to have a go at the square, so I will publish details of that in a few days.
Happy crocheting xxx