This year is speeding past – so fast that I’m not quite keeping up! We’ve had several events in our house that require some forethought and planning and each one has caught me by surprise and required some fast planning and tail chasing. Easter has been no different. I have been a little more organised by buying the chocolate eggs early but there are growing numbers of friends and family that can’t/want to cut down on or should just not eat so much chocolate, so I’ve been thinking of alternatives for those gifts. Of course, my immediate thought is crochet. I googled Easter gifts but didn’t really come up with anything suitable (and useful) for adults. I finally settled on dish cloths.
I originally went with an Easter themed, knitted cloth (https://lifeofmommab.com/2014/07/28/easter-dishcloth-updated/) but it took awhile and I have a number to make, so I went searching for something else.
I found this pattern that I love (http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-egg-coaster-free-pattern.html) but it’s really for a coaster and didn’t turn out big enough for a dish cloth. I did expand on it and made it in to a square but, once again, it was going to take too long to make enough.
So, in the interest of stopping my messing around and actually getting these finished in time, I decided to go back to my old favourite, The Scalloped Dishcloth (https://www.yarnspirations.com/row-en/lily-sugarn-cream-scalloped-crochet-dishcloth–version-1/SCC0512-001758V.html). I have made a bunch in Lion brand Kitchen Cotton that I have been stock piling. They’re lovely and bright and cheerful!
To make them more “Easter egg” like, I’ve popped them in to some plastic eggs that I picked up at a local discount store.
I’m quite happy with the result and am hoping that on Easter morning, the recipients will like them too! Now, I’m off to finish the last one off so I’m all ready for next weekend!