Flower power dishcloths! Because who doesn’t want to add a little bit o’ pretty to their dishwashing routine?! I found this pattern on Ravelry a year or two ago and have made quite a few to sell. They work up extremely quickly, aren’t too big, and can use both cotton or acrylic yarn, so they are a nice, easy sell for me.
** I have talked about it before, but I personally prefer acrylic yarn for my washcloths over cotton yarn. It dries faster, seems scratchier, and it isn’t as ‘heavy’ as cotton is. You can throw it in the washing machine just like a regular washcloth. But if you prefer cotton, use it! You do you, boo! Ok, PSA over. Carry on. **
I wish that I had more photos of the flowers that I have finished, but I can’t seem to find them. I love the one that I made below. I used some older acrylic yarn that my mom and I found in my Great Aunt Fern’s stash of yarn after she passed. I just loved the colors! It makes me happy to look at it.
One of the nice things about this pattern is that it uses very simple stitches, so even beginners should be able to work some of these up pretty easily. I will say that you need to be sure that you are counting your stitches, since there are a certain number of petals and it will be completely obvious if you miss a stitch (<—–ask me how many times I had to learn that the hard way!).
This would be a fun gift idea to give to a graduating senior headed off to college (it would make dishes WAY more fun lol), as a wedding present, or even as a Mother’s Day present! You can make a few in their favorite colors or that coordinate with their kitchen. You could also make it a set with coordinating potholders, or even double this pattern and attach the two together to make a flower potholder. Actually, that’s a really good idea and I think I’ll definitely be making some as potholders for my farmer’s market booth this summer.