Ward House

Some clean Holiday gift giving

Happy Yule and welcome to those visiting from the Domestic Witch’s Home Crafted Holiday tour and to the Ward Houses’ faithful following!  My holiday craft tutorial involves either crochet or knitting dish/wash clothes.  These puppies seem to last forever, unless your puppy gets hold of one and, well, these are not chew proof.  These gifts combine a love of working with yarn and creating something that will last.  The completed gift will include a bar of homemade soap. 

This first cloth is a crochet pattern from Lion Brand (pattern 60587A-3).  Hook size G (6), and 1 ball of 100% cotton yarn.  The closest store that carries yarn is Walmart so my cloths are made with either Peaches & Creme or Sugar & Creme yarn.

Chain 33
Row 1: skip 2 chains (counts as single crochet), work 2 double crochet in next chain, *skip 2 chains, work (single crochet, 2 double crochet) in next chain; repeat from * to last 3 chains, skip 2 chains, single crochet in last chain – 10 (single crochet, 2 double crochet) pattern repeats.
Row 2:  Chain 1 (counts as single crochet), turn, 2 double crochet in first single crochet, *skip 2 double crochet, (single crochet, 2 double crochet) in next single crochet; repeat from * across, single crochet in turning chain.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 10 1/2 inches from beginning, fasten off.  Weave in edges.

This next pattern is from Homespun Living and will need 1 ball of 100% cotton yarn (again I use the Peaches & Cream) and size 6 knitting needles.  Knitting, just like crochet, has its own set of abbreviations.  K = knit, P = purl.  It took me several rips to get the hang of what this is supposed to look like. The stripping was not intended; just worked out that way.

Cast on 38 stitches. Knit 3 rows for border.
Row 1: (right side): knit
Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 3: K3(P2, K1) 10 times, P2, K3
Row 4: K3, (K2, P1) 10 times, K5.

Repeat these 4 rows fourteen times.

Knit last 4 rows. Bind off, weave in ends.

Now for the necessary – I was not paid nor was I given anything by the companies listed above to share this information with you.  *sighs* 

Enjoy yourselves and have a great holiday!


December 12, 2009 - Posted by | gift ideas


  1. Wonderful!! Thank you so much for doing this!

    Comment by Domestic Witch | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thank you for hosting the tour. I've loved the ideas so far!

    Comment by Annette | December 12, 2009 | Reply

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