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    Okay, please don't get all upset with me, but why make your own dish cloths? Mine work really hard and I like to bleach the dickins out of them and wouldn't want to do that after taking the time to chrochet one. I see lots of people do this so there must be a really good reason,but it evades me! Help

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    Besides being fun, they are also easy and provide nearly-instant gratification for those who make them. And they make nice gifts.

    Someone else asked this question in the needlework challenge thread. It's a long thread, but you could do a search w/in the thread to see other people's replies.

    HTH

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    Oh, and they're better than using a germ-infested sponge :wink2:

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    yep yep and yep... especially on the sponge thing... YUCK!!!!

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    And for some (like myself) we have crafty instints and nothing "productive" to do with them. Rather than make crafty things that sit around and be useless...we can make things that we can use on a daily basis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momto2Boyz View Post
    And for some (like myself) we have crafty instints and nothing "productive" to do with them. Rather than make crafty things that sit around and be useless...we can make things that we can use on a daily basis!
    Good point. I like to make practical things when I'm in a crafty mood.

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    I make my own patterns for knitting or crochet. Before I try out a certain repeat for say, a blanket or a sweater, I make it first with a dishcloth. I can make the pattern with cotton yarn, see where my problems will be and adjust accordingly. THe cotton Yarn is very easy to use to whip up a sample with real fast and instead of tossing or frogging a sample, I can just use it in the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy View Post
    I make my own patterns for knitting or crochet. Before I try out a certain repeat for say, a blanket or a sweater, I make it first with a dishcloth. I can make the pattern with cotton yarn, see where my problems will be and adjust accordingly. THe cotton Yarn is very easy to use to whip up a sample with real fast and instead of tossing or frogging a sample, I can just use it in the kitchen.
    Good idea

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    I make my own dishcloths for a few reasons.

    1. They are pretty
    2. They are easy to make and wash up really well
    3. They make nice gifts
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    the biggest reason why I make my own is that I am trying to become more self-sufficient. I don't want to rely on far off countries making me something (that I have to pay good money for) that I could do or make myself. I am trying to get away from having to walk into Walmart to buy every single thing I need. If I can do/make it myself, then I will do/make it.




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    Debbie, self-sufficiency is another great reason that hadn't crossed my mind. You're right...it's awesome to be able to provide for ourselves vs. relying on others. :yes:

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    They're the only thing I can knit

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    the cotton yarn allows for bleaching too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    They're the only thing I can knit
    If you kept on going that dishcloth could easily become a very pretty scrarf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    They're the only thing I can knit
    Me too except for scarves :wink2:

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    I first saw a knitted or crocheted dishcloth at my friends about 12 years ago. We were over for supper one night and I used one for washing the dishes and just loved it!

    I had forgotten about it over the years until just recently when I saw pictures and people mentioning them. I never came around the needle craft threads until recently.

    I want to make them for Christmas presents and also for myself because they are practical and do a great job.

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