1. What am I working on?Once in awhile I run across a crochet pattern that screams "This is it!" I really enjoy quick projects that come with a big dose of instant gratification, and this one has just that. This free dishcloth pattern is quick, has lots of texture and actually looks something like its namesake. Zinnia.
The best part is they are useful. They can be used to wash dishes or as a washcloth. They stack well and never need folding...yay!
Look at all that color and texture. They look good just laying around, too. It's a great pattern. Go ahead, make your own fun stack of cloths.
The colors I used for the cloths were inspired by this photo.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Actually, questions like this never cross my mind. I just make whatever I like. Remember these dryer balls? :))
My projects either make me happy or are useful in some way.
|Dyeing yarn for one of the cloths.|
It varies with the project. Sometimes I use patterns, other times I just wing it.
Speaking of winging it, yesterday Goodman and I visited a birding park in our area.
|More info on the park here.|
Here's a photo of the barn at the entrance replete with a bluebird barn quilt. Love that barn quilt.
Have a great week, Y'all!
Shared at The Art of Home-Making Mondays, The Backyard Farming Connection, Good Fences
Great post, Toni, and awesome zinnias. You really nailed the colors. And as always, your blog is a delight!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kay! I'm still working on more dishcloths as it's such a fun pattern.Delete
great looking barn! love your zinnias, too!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Theresa, I love the barn, too.Delete
Oh, that looks nice. Very colorfullReplyDelete
Thank you, it's fun to dye the yarn for different colors.Delete
I would love to buy some of those PINK dishcloths. So pretty.ReplyDelete
Hi Charlotte, let's see...I'd have to charge $20 for my time (2 hrs) and then the cost of the yarn, another $2 plus shipping will bring it to $27 each. If you're willin' I can zip a few out for ya. ;)Delete
Beautiful quilt on the barn! You did a lovely job on those dishcloths!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bethany, for stopping by and leaving your comment.Delete
Good morning, sweet friend! Your post was so much fun to read :) I love, and I mean LOVE, your dish cloths! They are adorable and the colors are "happy."ReplyDelete
Hugs to you, dear one!
Thank you, Stephanie!Delete
Oh, that Bluebird quilt makes my eyes happy!! I do love your cute dryer balls display :) did you use kool-aid for dying the yarn or actual dye?ReplyDelete
Hi Mary, the yarn in the dyebath was pale green so I overdyed it using turmeric. The yarn for the gold cloth was done with turmeric, too. I usually use either herbs or frosting dyes. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
This dishcloth zinnia pattern is awesome! I absolutely love the colors. They are so beautiful. You are so talented. I sure wish I could do handiwork like this, but I just don't have the talent or the patience. My mama used to do a lot of sewing and quilting, but I never acquired the gift of sewing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Brenda. Your poetry and posts full of folklore are a gift themselves.Delete
Just love these creative dishcloths! What fun! The barn with the bluebird barn quilt is awesome! I've never seen that quilt block before!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Marie. I've never seen a block like that either or I think I'd have been a quilter much sooner. :)Delete
Those dishcloths are so pretty, I couldn't bear to use them. lol And of course the weathered old barn is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Judy. Handmade dishcloths are a treat to be sure.Delete
A very colourful post and I love the barn with the quilt on itReplyDelete
Thank you, Margaret. This is a new-to-the-area birding park, and we had not been there before so the barn quilt was a pleasant surprise.Delete
you are so talented!! love the things you have created..darn it, i forgot about the blog hop!ReplyDelete
Thank you Tanya, and no worries about the hop.Delete
thank you, dearie, for sharing at good fences!ReplyDelete
My pleasure, Theresa. :)Delete
Wow! I'd love to have a stack of those dishcloths. But you should see me try to knit or crochet -- most people do it for relaxation, *I* get all tensed up, shoulders up around my ears!ReplyDelete
Hi Jean! That's exactly how you learn. Those shoulders come down a little with every good stitch. :) I hope you'll give it another shot. ;)Delete
love the vibrant colors of the zinnias, both real and handmade. I have always loved zinnias. And, they are so easy to grow.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting, Latane. I love to grown them in my vegetable garden, too.Delete
There is a lot of lovely color in this post. I really like your colorful crocheting. The flowers are pretty, loved the quilt on the old barn. So many things here to make me smile. Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by, Denise. I'd love a barn quilt like that one. :)Delete
Wow those dish cloths are fun, colorful and did remind me of a zinnia.ReplyDelete
Neat barn with the quilt pattern on it and a great fence.
Thank you, Ida, they were fun to make.Delete
Can you see the little face in your pink Zinnia? I would hate to get that wet!ReplyDelete
Hi Jeanne! They love to go swimming. ;) Thank you for stopping by.Delete
I love this colorful post.. Your crocheting and the flowers. The quilt barn and fence are all wonderful. I have to find out where that wildlife refuge is. Have a great evening and a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. Here's a link for the birding park:Delete
Thank you, Felicia! I'm still using mine. They do keep static down to a minimum. Thanks for stopping by.ReplyDelete
Wonderful barn and I love that crochetReplyDelete
good morning, I really enjoyed your post. I love your zinnias dish cloths-have not seen those before-they are beautiful and look like they would really scrub well.ReplyDelete
Loved those Zinnia cloths, they look almost exactly as the real flowers! You use such beautiful colours for your crafts. :-)ReplyDelete
Have a nice & warm weekend!
Love those dishcloths Toni! So very colorful. I'm a knitter but not a crocheter. i think i definitely need to start on some knitting~ And...you know i absolutely LOVE that barn quilt!! it's a beauty. i bet you were thrilled to find it on your excursion.ReplyDelete
Such eye candies! I wish I'm as crafty as you are.ReplyDelete
I *love* your zinnia dishcloths!! The colors are gorgeous and make me happy!! I probably would stack them in a basket next to my kitchen sink and never use them. I would just stare at them :)ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! I have to agree with my daughter Stephanie, those colors are"happy"and they look just like a zinnia. I find those type of dish cloths the best, and I love them for my face.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed my visit here with you.
Like those vibrant colours (third photograph) Must show this to my wife - off late she has re-discovered crochet.ReplyDelete
Oh my these are the cutest dish clothes EVER! Thanks for the well wishes for our growing family. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Toni, I am really loving your dish/washcloths. Those are great!ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
You always inspire! AND thank you for stopping by for a quick 'Hello'! You made my day, as I'm just trying to stay afloat and do the minimum on the blog over these busy yet rich holidays. Family and local friends (and some not so local) are visiting. We took food for 30 up to Papa's (3 hours away) to care for him over Thanksgiving and will be doing it again forReplyDelete
Christmas. The 24/4 help needs some relief over holidays and so we are it! It splits up our family, but Papa won't be with us much longer :(
I LOVE the Zinnia's. I have always so enjoyed the colors and you present the reasons/photos beautifully. It is a feast for the eyes!
May the Lord bless you richly and mercifully as you pour into your family and others. May He protect and lead you through His Holy Spirit into all joy and thanksgiving! Love,
I see you haven't had a chance to update for awhile, so thought I'd leave another comment on this post to wish you a Happy New Year!!! God Bless, JackieReplyDelete
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Thank you for commenting so quickly to my "new" posting. You are very faithful!ReplyDelete
Your zinnia cloths are amazing....I think I should see if I can find my crochet hooks and make a few :)
Much happiness in the new year!
What a great bunch of goodies! Love those rags! BTW, nice blog and I'll try to get back around to visiting another day. Happy 2015!ReplyDelete
I love your dish/washcloths. The colors are awesome. You have a great posting. I also love zinnias. Have a very happy New Year.ReplyDelete