These oversized dish rags are easy to make and great to use. Crochet a couple in a friends’ favorite colors for a gift that is very light on the wallet. Even if you pay full price for a 2.5-oz package of Sugar ‘n Cream yarn, each dish cloth will only cost $1. Using coupons, you can get that down to 50 cents. You get two dish rags from each batch of solid-colored yarn (the multicolored yarns are the same price, but they contain less yarn. You can use them, but you would need to adjust the sizing and make slightly smaller dishrags).
Don’t know how to crochet? Learn! I picked it up while I was laying low after surgery this past summer. If I can figure it out, trust me when I say that you can, too. There are tons of videos out there. I used this one.
Once I got the hang of it, I enlarged the video’s pattern a bit and added a row of slip stitches at the top. Basically, you chain 26, then single crochet 25 in each row, using a chain to turn your work with each row. Finish it off with a row of slip stitches.
Or, if you want it to look like a real crochet pattern, ere is my first attempt at writing one:
Row 1: Starting in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in each chain (25 stitches), chain 1 and turn.
Rows 2-27: Sc in each single crochet (25 stitches), ch 1 and turn.
Row 28: Sl st in each single crochet (25 stitches) and tie off.