Monday, June 8, 2009


I love that Britishism for a face cloth; I wonder if they still use the word, or is it just something from books...

My mother needed three special little gifts to give, and hoped I could oblige within two days (short notice!). I came up with the idea of using the Dorothea Dishcloth pattern, a very simple single crochet-double crochet repetition that makes a complex texture, but doing it as a square for a face cloth.

I dug around in my cotton stash for something a little finer than Peaches n' Cream, and discovered a cache of Plymouth Wild Flowers dk. I love this yarn--it's inexpensive, but feels soft and is nice to work with, and I like how it shows off the pretty stitch:

I did three sets of two, and packed them up with some of my favorite scented soap:


  1. I guess "flannel" like that is very british, i'd never thought about it


  2. Hi Lettuce! I wasn't sure though whether it applied to all face cloths, or only those made out of a certain type of material!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. We do! We do call them face-cloths and flannels still - woohooo! I've never come across a knitted one in the flesh though, that would be quite a novelty, and probably softer than the the towelly rough kind we usually have..

    I love cotton yarns..

    If only I could knit or crochet :P

  4. Oooh actually I CAN knit squares, I could knit us all a face-cloth or 400 with my stash :D