Frugal Tip: How to Crochet a Dish Cloth Using a Half Double Crochet
Being frugal may be a necessity for some, but for other’s it is a chosen way of life. Regardless of your reason for being frugal, with the right attitude, it can be both fun and rewarding. One of my greatest inspirations is my aunt Shirley, who, in the videos below, will show you her half double crochet technique.
She is the epitome of a DIY gal. She refinishes furniture, cooks from scratch, crochets masterpieces, and grows an impressive garden (including hauling her own mulch). She does it quietly with grace and without any man! All I can say is, “You go girl!”
Though her talents make her well suited for a show on HGTV or the Food Network, she has chosen (after much convincing and pleading) to reveal her skills on Freebie Finding Mom. In this two-part video series Shirley provides a guide on how to crochet a dish cloth using a half double crochet and then how to add a half double crochet border surrounded by a single crochet border. (Please note: You will quickly notice this is an amateur video, thank you hubby for playing videographer, but hopefully you still find it helpful in your crocheting efforts).
My aunt Shirley advises using a cotton yarn to make the best dish cloths. She chose to follow her own pattern, which consisted of 27 chains and 16 rows to make an attractive square shape most suitable for a dish cloth.
For the half double crochet border I like how she chose to use alternative colors to provide a pretty finish to the dish cloth. I love DIY crafts that are not only attractive but functional as well.
Hopefully after viewing these videos you are motivated to head to your local craft store to pick out some fun colors for your own dish cloth project.
I must admit after watching my aunt demonstrate how to crochet a dish cloth using a half double crochet, I was intrigued, but as someone who has never crocheted before it is a bit daunting. It is truly an impressive skill if you possess it. You are limited only by your imagination, but if you are a beginner like me, a dish cloth is a great place to start.