Monday, April 27, 2020

Special Sale - Quarantine CAL 2020 eBook

This week ends the Quarantine CAL 2020. Thank you all for participating. I hope this has helped to occupy your home time in a crafty and productive way. This was fun, wasn’t it?

All of the coaster and dishcloth patterns are free, but for a small fee, I also offer them as a very nice pdf to add to your Ravelry Library or home files. I know that many of you prefer to have all your patterns in your Ravelry Library, so I try to accommodate. 

I have compiled all four Coaster patterns into an eBook. This eBook is available for immediate download for only $2.98. As a special Party Favor for participating in the Quarantine CAL 2020, I have a gift for you. With your purchase of the eBook, you can choose one dishcloth pattern for FREE! This is good thru May 31, 2020.

Here’s the list of dishcloth patterns to choose from. Choose one, and add it to your shopping cart before you check out.

(not your ordinary) Octagon Dishcloth
All in a Row Dishcloth
Beckys Dishcloth
Bernieces Dishcloth
Carolyns Dishcloth
Color Wave Dishcloth
Cup O Joe Dishcloth
Erins Dishcloth
Jessicas Dishcloth
Kitchen Duty Hooty Dishcloth
Margarets Dishcloth
Maries Dishcloth
Neapolitan Dishcloth
Neldas Dishcloth
On the Double Dishcloth
Pams Dishcloth
Robins Dishcloth
Teresas Dishcloth
Terrys Dishcloth
Undulated Dishcloth

 Now – how about a sneak peek at an upcoming design? Release date is very, very soon. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Quarantine Cal - Week 4

We have reached our final week for the Quarantine CAL. Which dishcloths will you choose this week? Paisley has chosen a really cute one, it’s one of my favorites.

How are you holding up under quarantine? I have to say – it’s nice to be able to see toilet paper on the shelves. I dislike wearing a mask, as my glasses fog up. Luckily, the only time I need to wear one is at the grocery store, as I don’t go anywhere else. I stay at home and crochet.

Let’s get hooking with some dishcloths!

Quarantine CAL recap.

1. Choose one or more dishcloth patterns from a special bundle. Link below.

2. Presenting Paisley’s Pick.

3. A new coaster pattern is presented for the week.

Let's get started with Week 4!




Use 100% cotton yarn.
I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton
A – Aqua
B – Deep Turquoise
C – Rosey

4 - Medium
H / 5.0 mm
4.75” diameter
Tapestry Needle, Scissors


Beg = beginning
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/s
Rep = repeat
Rnd = round

Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip/skipped
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s
St/s = stitch/es
Tog = together
Tr = treble crochet
Yo = yarn over


BegV-st: (Ch 4, dc) in same st/sp.

V-St: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st/sp.


Rnd 1: With A ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring – or make a magic ring, BegV-st in ring, ch 1, (V-st in ring, ch 1) 3 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (4 V-st, 4 ch-1)

Rnd 2: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, (BegV-st, ch 1, V-st) in same sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, [(V-st, ch 1, V-st) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp] around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (8 V-st, 4 ch-1))

Rnd 3: Sl st into next (ch-1 sp, dc, ch-1 sp), ch 3 (count as dc), 5 dc in same sp, [ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, 6 dc in next ch-1 sp] around omitting last 6 dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (24 dc, 4 V-st, 8 ch-1)

Rnd 4: Join B with sl st to ch-1 sp of any V-st, [sk next ch-1 sp, (2 tr in next dc) 6 times, sk next ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch-1 sp] around placing last sl st in same place as beg sl st. Finish off. (48 tr, 4 sl st)

Rnd 5: Join C with sl st to ch-1 sp of any V-st on Rnd 3 – working over Rnd 4 sl st, [sc in next 2 tr, 2 sc in next 8 tr, sc in next 2 tr, sl st into ch-1 sp of next Rnd 3 V-st – working over Rnd 4 sl st] around placing last sl st in same place as beg sl st. Finish off, weave in ends. (80 sc, 4 sl st)

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Paisley's Pick for Week 4

Embraceable You Dishcloth

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