Ladder Stitch Dishcloths

SPOILER ALERT: If you are a reader who knows me in person and exchanges Christmas gifts with me, you might want to skip this post.

My friend Stacy taught me to crochet last year with this pattern.  I have found it to be a good pattern for learning because it requires you to chain, single, crochet, and double crochet throughout.  You also have to be able to recognize and count your stitches.  Until May 2014, the entire extent of my crocheting was 3 of these dishcloths, and I the last one was completed in October.  Since I was doing the granny squares to increase my crochet skills, I was planning to make only one of these dishcloths in May, as a way of remembering / reinforcing the skills I had learned from it.  These dishcloths are so quick and easy for me now that I just couldn’t stop making them and I ended up making seven.

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May 2014 Wrap Up

The last few days have been a whirlwind of crafting and posting classes in HPKCHC.  Now that the first month of term is over, I thought I would take a moment to see if I had met the goals I set for this month.  I have three finished projects that have not yet gotten their own blog posts: the MAPLE LEAF shawl, the Ladderstitch Dishcloths, and some dyeing experiments.  I will be writing up detailed posts on those projects and posting them over the next couple days.  In the mean time, here’s the overview!

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WIP Wednesday: May 28, 2014

Somehow I have no WIPs to share this week. I’ve finished everything I picked up this week, so either there is no progress at all or the project is complete and waiting for me to take pix and write a blog post for it. Nevertheless, I want to keep up the habit of this weekly update so here’s a quick look at the past week in my fiber crafting life.

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HPKCHC Spring 2014 Term

The Harry Potter Knitting / Crocheting House Cup (HPKCHC) Spring 2014 Term started on May 1.  Before term starts, I usually plan out my projects.  I did some of my usual planning for this term, but did not finish or get a chance to write a blog post about it because of getting ready for and attending Maryland Sheep and Wool.  Today, I am finishing my planning.  I did talk about this topic in the one podcast episode I published, but in case you haven’t seen that episode, I will explain in detail how the game works and how I plan for a new term.

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Episode 1: Hello World

 

Transcript

Show Notes

00:21 Welcome

00:35 About Me

8:22 About This Podcast

10:31 Knitting Plans

 Harry Potter Knitting / Crocheting House Cup Ravelry Group

Pattern Pages for the projects I plan to make in September

My Ravelry Project pages for samples of previously completed items:

  • Salmon Quinn Bag — This is the bag I finished in July and that is pictured in the podcast.
  • Ladder Stitch Dishcloth — This is the first dishcloth I finished, which was not shown in the podcast.  You can see I made a mistake somewhere near the beginning, so it is kind of flared out at the bottom.
  • Pepper Pi — This is the first Kitty Pi I completed, which was pictured in the podcast.

Headmistress Challenge — This is my project page for last term’s Headmistress Challenge, which includes pictures of the bookshelves I polyurethaned.

25:01 Interrupted

Ty Beanie Babies Runner (Amazon.com link)

Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always (Amazon.com link)

My Contract with the Weasel of Wrath (Ravelry post link)

28:40 On the Needles

My Ravelry Project pages for the projects I showed in the podcast:

39:44 Goodbye / Credits