Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starstruck Dish, Wash cloth incl. Hotpad, Makeup Scrubbie & Coaster options

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Dishcloth with coaster and makeup scrubbie
© 2012 Lokipan Crochet Designs
Dishcloth with coaster and makeup scrubbie
© 2012 Lokipan Crochet Designs

Yes I know, that's quite a mouthful for a pattern. But I believe in giving all the options up front so you know exactly what you are getting in this pattern!

© 2012 Lokipan Crochet Designs
Who doesn't love stars! So many gorgeous stars and they whip up in a jiffy! I've made several in an evening while watching a DVD. Once you are familiar with this pattern, they just seem to fly out of your hands.

I found this pattern scribbled on a piece of scrap paper tucked between the pages of my grandmother's sewing pattern book. It was done in size 10 crochet thread for which I have very little patience. So I cleaned it up, switched it up by using worsted weight cotton yarn, a bigger hook, less rounds and Voila! A cloth for many uses.

Yes, you have read it right. These cloths depending on where you stop will make super cute coasters, makeup scrubby pads, dishcloth, washcloth and hotpads! There probably are a lot more uses for these such as turning this into a super cute baby blanket by just continuing to add rounds.

© 2012 Lokipan Crochet Designs
This is a fairly simple pattern and I would recommend it to beginner crocheters. The instructions are fully written out with abbreviations explained. The only crochet stitch you need to know is the single crochet. And by listing it for only 1$ it's affordable for everyone!

The yarn used is Bernat Handicrafter worsted weight (#4) cotton for dishcloths, scrubbies, and coasters. The Samband Lopi in worsted weight pure wool was used for the hot pads as wool is more resistant to heat than cotton and will not scorch. I used dark grey, light grey and cream.

© 2012 Lokipan Crochet Designs
As for the approximate amounts used for each type:
  • coaster and makeup scrubbie 15 grams
  • medium dishcloth/washcloth 35 grams
  • large hot pad (2 layers) using wool 130 grams total for both
  • large hot pad (2 layers) using cotton 75 grams total for both

The finished sizes are approximate, as everyone crochets tight or loose, are measured from star tip to opposite valley.
© 2012 Lokipan Crochet Designs
  • Coaster & Face (makeup) Scrubbie 12cm / 5 inches
  • Medium dishcloth/washcloth 19 cm / 7.5 inches
  • Large washcloth/dishcloth 21.6 cm / 8.5 inches
  • Hot pad (2 layers) 23 cm / 9 inches 

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