My version of “On the Town Shawl”

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I love crocheting but because of skin allergies, I am only able to work with 100% cotton yarn.  It took me a while to get past just making dishcloths and a lot of that was learning what patterns cotton yarn would work with and how to modify patterns to make them “cotton friendly”.  Cotton yarn is lovely to use, but when used in some patterns, it does not have the same elasticity that synthetic yarns have.  I have learned that simply increasing the hook size can usually help with that, but the pattern also needs to have a lot of open space if it is an item that should be able to drape nicely.

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Pretty Easy Face / Dish Cloth + Free Tag Download

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Pretty Easy face / dish cloth

I love having a crochet project on the go that is easy to pick up, does not require a lot of concentration for the pattern and that I get results from quickly.  A face / dish cloth always fits the bill.  I am going to share a tutorial for my favorite version today.  It has a beautifully scalloped border when it’s finished – all in one piece – no picking up of stitches around the cloth to make a border!  Sounds good to me 🙂

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