It’s Day 18 of our Christmas Countdown. Can you believe it’s only one week until Christmas? Today’s featured designer is Pamela Stark. She is an amazing Canadian maker who has some great projects. Make sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Hi! My name is Pamela Stark and I am so excited to be part of the Mary Maxim Christmas Countdown. My crochet journey began in 2012 when I was looking for something to do while my son napped. I can honestly say that I had NO idea what was in store for me when I first put a hook to yarn. What began as a simple hobby has blossomed into a passion for all things fiber.
Although my design focus is primarily on everyday wearables, I hope you will find that I have plenty of fun ideas that you can integrate into every aspect of your life.
Over the years, I have tackled many different projects and experiences, such as being commissioned by author Laurel Heger to bring her beloved children’s book characters to life in the Garden Friends Hoodlets, being published in 2 books, and even having the Butterfly Breeze Poncho voted Top Crochet Pattern Design of 2014 by Craftsy users!
I’m so happy to have met you, and hope that you check out my blog and crochet with me!
Free Crochet Dishcloth
I was really excited to have been sent some Mary Maxim Dishcloth Cotton! This yarn is FANTASTIC! It’s a DK weight, 3 yarn made from a cotton polyamide blend. Polymide, also known as nylon fabric, is made of plastic which helps enhance durability. It’s machine wash, tumble dry low. Although soft, this cotton is a workhorse. As the name suggests, Dishcloth Cotton suits dishcloths and dishtowels, but I would also use it for market bags, baskets, and face scrubbies.
December 2019 Update: I tell ya, I have been using this Dishtowel since I designed it back in March (published in April), and it looks exactly like it did the day I made it! This yarn really does stand up to the constant wear and tear of life in a kitchen.
Ready for the Easiest, Peasiest, Dish Towel crochet pattern you have ever hooked? Hmmm…. makes a cute table runner too, don’t ya think? Download the pattern now!
- Yarn: DK #3 cotton. Sample made using Mary Maxim Dishcloth Cotton. Approximately 164 yards of Colour 1 (I used Ecru) and 164 yards of Colour 2 (I used Sage).
- Hook: H (5.0 mm)
- Tapestry Needle
- Measuring Tape
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- yo: yarn over
- sk: skip
- sp: space
- slst: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- Although gauge is not important for this project, the sample has 15 sts in pattern repeat = 4”
- This pattern is worked from the top down. Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
- Although you are more than welcome to make this towel as large or small as you like, with stripes as random as you like (or not at all!), this pattern is written to get the exact pattern as shown in the photo below.
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