Best Yarn for Dishcloths
Find out what yarn you should be using while knitting and crocheting free dishcloth patterns.
If you are considering making a handful of DIY dishcloth patterns, you are probably wondering what the best yarn is for making dishcloths. While many other free crochet and knitting patterns can be worked up in just about any blend of yarn, dishcloths present a unique challenge.
Making a knit or crochet dishcloth pattern means you are creating a project that is going to get soaking wet fairly often. This means you have to find a yarn that is able to withstand this sort of wear and tear as well as a yarn that is washable.
The best yarns to use when crocheting and knitting dishcloths is something that contains a fair amount of cotton. Cotton yarns are best for making knit dishcloth patterns, but blends work just as well.
When picking out the yarn you want to use to knit or crochet a dishcloth, keep in mind that you need to find something that is durable, will hold moisture, and something that will not be destroyed with too much contact with water.
What does this mean?
This means that wool is not an option. When exposed to too much water, wool can felt, destroying your pattern and yarn in the process. If cotton yarns are the best yarns for making dishcloths, wool is the worst.
If you are considering working with blended cotton, cotton and soy blends make excellent choices. Yarns with a cotton and soy blend may be softer and easier on your hands. You just need to insure that the yarn blend is mostly cotton. The cotton portion of the yarn is the material that is holding the moisture, so it stands to reason that you should stick with a 70/30 or even 80/20 cotton blend.
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