Archives for kitchen crafts

Dishcloth Britches

Categories: Knitting.

I recently have been knitting dishcloths.  The simple pattern is one that I use whenever I don’t have other projects on the go.I like to keep a stack of dishcloths for my use and to give as little gifts. This year I decided to make some up as dishcloth britches!  This is a favourite seller at church bazaars and craft sales.  You just need 2 square knitted dishcloths and some thin ribbon or yarn for fastening them together. This is the pattern I use for knitted dishcloths.  If you want a bigger cloth just add more than 40 stitches.  The size
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Pot Holder Towels

Categories: Sewing.

Pot holder towels are a great item to make for your kitchen or to give as a gift.  You need one pot holder and one hand towel, both of which can be purchased at various dollar stores. Find the center of the pot holder and the center of the towel.  Pin together.  The towel will probably be needed to be gathered in to fit the pot holder  Stitch securely. Fold the pot holder in half, stitch a button on the opposite site to the loop.  You can hang this on your over door, fridge door handle or a hook.  It
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Triangular Scrubbies

Categories: Crochet.

Do you use dishcloth scrubbies for your kitchen clean up?   I adapted my pattern to include the nylon scrubbie and some crochet and came up with a triangular dishcloth scrubbie.You can buy packs of nylon scrubbies for $1, and they come in various colours.  They are quick and easy to make and make great little gifts or craft sale items. You can make your own scrubbies but I find buying them at dollar stores is a lot quicker and at 6 in a packet you can’t go wrong.  The first thing to do was stitch with a tapestry needle and some yarn
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Scrubbie Dishcloths

Categories: Crochet.

Dishcloth scrubbies are great for cleaning those hard to clean dishes and pots  My finished version reminds me of a little flower.  You can make the scrubbie yourself but I buy mine at dollar stores – usually in packets of 6 for $1.  I find working with the nylon required to make the scrubbies is very hard on my hands. A  print version of the pattern has been added.  Just click here and then click print button and you can print with or without the image. You will need: -nylon scrubbie from dollar stores-4 mm crochet hook-cotton yarn Here is a collection
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Hanging up the Towel

Categories: Crochet.

With the renovation in my kitchen complete I don’t seem to have a place to put up a towel rack for drying tea towels, except for hanging them over the oven handle.  So I dug through the craft cupboard and found a holder for towels I had made a few years ago.  It fastens over the handles on the drawers and easily holds the towel. Not that I want towels hanging all over the kitchen, but just for a short while after drying the dishes.  In the nice weather I have a make do line on the railing of the
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It’s Dishy to be Round

Categories: Crochet.

It is always good to keep a stock of dishcloths on hand, either knitted or crocheted.   They make great little gifts or stocking stuffers added to hand soap, hand cream, or kitchen gadgets.  I have a bag of cotton yarn and the patterns ready to go.  I love these “no brainer” types of patterns for when I’m watching tv or sitting on the deck on a sunny day. For my version of a round dish cloth pattern you will need a 5 mm crochet hook and approx. 50 grams of cotton yarn Round 1 – Ch 6, join with
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Lid Gripper Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

  With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. This pattern is ©Crafty Gardener and my not be sold or posted on any other site. Please share the link so others may visit. These lid grippers are made with non slip fabric, rather like soft plastic canvas. This type of material is also sold in rolls to use as non slip shelf liners from dollar stores. This is my own pattern and may not be
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Round Dishcloth Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

Round dish cloth pattern from craftygardener.ca   Click to print. With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. This is another simple round crochet dishcloth made with a 5 mm hook. Round 1 – Ch 6, join with slip stitch to make ring. Round 2 – Ch 3 (first dc), 8 dc in ring, joing last to first with slip stitch. Round 3 – Ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each dc
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Lacy Round Dishcloth Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

  Click to print. With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. For my version of a round dish cloth pattern you will need a 5 mm crochet hook and approx. 50 grams of cotton yarn.  Changing the hook size will change the size of the finished item. This pattern is ©Crafty Gardener and my not be sold or posted on any other site. Please share the link so others may visit. You may sell
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Bag Holder

Categories: Organization and Sewing.

In an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags most stores now offer the option of buying one of their reusable bags. This certainly helps cut down on waste but there are still times that we accumulate plastic bags in various sizes.  This is a holder I made a long time ago for all those plastic grocery bags. It certainly doesn’t get as full now as it used to as I have a lot of reusable bags. You need a piece of fabric about 16 inches wide by 22 inches long, and 2 pieces of thin elastic. Match the
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