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Why Crochet Dishcloths? 10 Reasons to Crochet Dishcloths


Crochet dishcloths is a classic crochet project, enjoyed by beginners or advanced crocheters. Often times, you may wonder why on earth bother making a crochet dishcloth? Well, let me tell you that there are actually quite a few good reasons why you would want to spend an afternoon crocheting dishcloths. People everywhere have memories of the crochet dishcloths they used to see at home on the counter; other perhaps even remember their own grandmothers crocheting when they could. Crochet dishcloths carry memories and love that is passed from generation to generation. 

One of my most popular FREE Crochet Pattern in this blog is my Summer Breeze Crochet Dishcloth that features the V-Stitch. You can can get the FREE pattern in the link. These dishcloths have been used for years in my home, the stitches have remained intact, and the bumps created from the V-Stitch help me clean my stove really well. 

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Why Make Crochet Dishcloths


Why Crochet Dishcloths?


It is a Frugal Option - Making your own dishcloths helps you save money in buying paper towels, which can get pricey and still ends up in the trash. Paper towels are constantly getting disposed. Therefore, invest in good yarn for dishcloths, set time aside to crochet some dishcloths, and you are all set!  Choosing an area of frugality, allows you to spend more in other areas. 

It is Environmentally Friendly - The use of crochet dishcloths guarantees that paper is not getting wasted. It is good for the environment when we help reduce paper waste.

It is Durable - Crochet dishcloths can be washed and used over and over. Pretty much everything made in crochet will last for years!!!

It is an opportunity to learn a New Crochet Stitch - When you make a new dishcloth, you can play around with new stitches by adjusting the number of multiples.  The best part is you get to complete a project without committing to making a huge project large blanket just to learn a new stitch. 

It is gratifying - Using crochet dishcloths is satisfying because you are using an item you made yourself to help you clean. It makes you proud of your skills!

It cleans really well - When you make a dishcloth, choose a stitch that has texture to it. Spray your favorite chemical-free cleaning product and then use your crochet dishcloth to wipe off the area. I recommend using stitches that create a bumpy surface, those are great to clean off food off counters and stoves. 

It allows you to color code the dishcloths - Make crochet dishcloths in different colors so that you can assign them to be used in different areas of your home. One color may be used in the kitchen only, another color may be used for windowsills only. Using a color coded system will also be helpful for washing. 

It  makes a Personal Gift - When you crochet a stack of crochet dishcloths for a friend or a Housewarming Gift, you are giving a very thoughtful and caring gift. 

It is memorable - The person who receives a crochet dishcloth will remember YOU for your thoughtfulness. In the same way, when you make a crochet dishcloth for yourself, YOU will remember where you were at the time you made it. 

It gives you time to relax - When we slow down and complete a project in the coziness of our home (or your favorite space), you are able to relax and connect better with everyone around you. After all, crochet does help reduce the stress hormone and helps you release happy hormones (serotonin) when you see you made something with your very own hands. 

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