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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in textiles.

In this project, you will crochet a dishcloth out of cotton or other durable, absorbent fibre, like linen or hemp. It must measure 10 by 10 inches.





 

Crochet dishcloth with cotton yarn
To complete this Badge Bit, you must:
-  Post a picture of your Cotton yarn and crochet hook.
-  Post a picture of your dishcloth in progress.
-  Post a picture of your completed dishcloth.
-  It should measure about 10 by 10 inches
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Nicole Alderman wrote:-  Post a picture of your hot dishcloth in progress



Looks good! But for hot dishcloth.... just dishcloth.
Sorry about that.
 
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Coco Newlon wrote:

Nicole Alderman wrote:-  Post a picture of your hot dishcloth in progress



Looks good! But for hot dishcloth.... just dishcloth.
Sorry about that.



Oh no no, these dishcloths must be hot and sexy. No drab dishcloths for this PEP

(I went and edited that word out :-D)
 
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Thanks!!! Looks great!
 
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I spent my spare minutes over the last couple days crocheting a pot holder for the door of the rocket cooktop, which we have discovered gets quite hot. I used some gorgeous naturally-dyed yarn that Judith Browning very kindly sent to Wheaton Labs, which Paul & Jocelyn were sweet enough to allow me to use. Unfortunately, the door got a lot hotter than expected, and charred the potholder almost instantaneously! Luckily, the charring was on the wrong side, so the right side (the “front”) still looks good, and can be used for actual pot handles. I may need welding gloves for the door!

(Day 23)
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Just beginning




Decided to add some colors




Finished!



 
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Nicole, I actually don’t think it was cotton. I don’t know for sure, but it feels like wool to me, despite the fact that it burned, which normally doesn’t happen too easily with wool. It’s definitely not acrylic.
 
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When it burnt, did it smell like hair? If not, maybe it was cotton. I might just have to moosage Judith to find the answer to this mystery!
 
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It did smell like burning hair.
 
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Jen and Nicole,
It's definitely wool Not a handspun but from a commercial source.

Wool will char or scorch if the heat source is that hot...it is self extinguishing though.  

(this is where it's nice to have my notifications set to tell me when someone says 'judith'.  I like that option.)
 
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It's painfully obvious that I'm over 20 years out of practice. It's ugly, but it will get the job done. Despite thinking I gave enough extra at the start, it wnded up less than 10 wide, so I gave up the perfect square to ensure the same total volume of stitches.
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The material
The material
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Work in progress
Work in progress
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Finished
Finished
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I certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Finally got my hands on some cotton yarn.
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selected cotton yarn
selected cotton yarn
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crocheting started
crocheting started
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dish cloth almost done
dish cloth almost done
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dish cloth completed
dish cloth completed
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Oh my, I forgot all about tension on the stitch. I stayed close to 10 inches square, used cotton I had from old projects. The rain in the PNW has driven me inside but at least I can still work on BBs
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cotton and H/8 hook, partial work
cotton and H/8 hook, partial work
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done at 10 by 10 mostly
done at 10 by 10 mostly
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I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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For your consideration, my dish cloth.
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I have loved the color combo of green and purple since I was in grade school.  

Here's my cotton crochet dishcloth.
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Yarn and tools
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Planning on doing a center block of stripes surrounded by concentric circles
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Taa daa! Adding color to the kitchen.
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I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! (And purple and green are my favorite colors, too!)

 
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Susan Silver wrote:For your consideration, my dish cloth.



Love the colorway you chose, Susan.
 
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