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If you are searching for new crochet projects to make, new techniques to try and a practical use for your crochet skills then you will want to invest in a copy of A Year of Dishcloths by Maggie Weldon. This collection of 52 unique crochet designs includes various crochet shapes and techniques. You will also find dishcloth designs specific to the various seasons and holidays which take place during the year.

A Year of Dishcloths - Annie's

Title: A Year of Dishcloths
Author: Maggie Weldon
Publisher: Annie’s
ISBN: 978-1-59012-314-0

A Year of Dishcloths

The designs included in A Year of Dishcloths were selected from a 365 Days of Dishcloths Challenge which took place in 2011. Maggie Weldon did design many of these pretty projects herself, but you will also find designs from other people too. I have included the names of the original designers in the listings below if the dishcloth was not designed by Maggie Weldon herself.

A Year of Dishcloths is organized by Season and includes the following:

Spring Collection

Spring Collection - A Year of Dishcloths - Annie's

  • Wild Rose – Easy
  • Lacy Violets – Easy
  • Tulips – Easy
  • Cornflower – Easy – Carol Ballard
  • Passion Flower – Easy – Debbie Franklin
  • Peach Delight – Easy
  • Daffodil – Easy
  • Forget-Me-Not – Easy
  • Grandmother’s Flower Garden – Easy
  • Thirteen Grannies in a Square – Easy
  • Morning Glories – Easy
  • Rose Granny – Easy
  • Easter Bunny – Easy – Carol Ballard
  • Shamrock – Easy (color chart included)

Summer Collection

Summer Collection - A Year of Dishcloths - Annie's

  • Summer Rose – Easy
  • Summer Shells – Easy
  • Bayberry – Intermediate
  • Sunny Day – Easy
  • Funfetti – Easy – Carol Ballard
  • Tropical Breeze – Easy
  • Orange Slice – Easy
  • Popcorn – Easy – Kathleen Stuart
  • Retro Ripple – Easy – Size 10 Thread – Carol Ballard
  • Flag – Easy
  • Sunflower in Circle – Easy
  • Sunflower – Easy – Carol Ballard
  • Golden Fans – Easy – Renae Hopkins

Fall Collection

Fall Collection - A Year of Dishcloths - Annie's

  • Ruffled Square – Easy
  • Candy Corn – Easy
  • Thanksgiving Turkey – Easy
  • Pumpkin – Easy
  • School Bus – Easy – Linda K. Kahle
  • Before the Pie – Easy
  • Breast Cancer Ribbon – Easy – Linda K. Kahle
  • Illusions – Easy – Size 10 Thread Carol Ballard
  • Fancy Heart – Easy – Jeanne O’Bryan

Winter Collection

Winter Collection - A Year of Dishcloths - Annie's

  • Penguin – Easy – Kathleen Stuart
  • Gingerbread House – Easy
  • Snowman – Easy – (color chart included)
  • Rudolph – Easy – Kathleen Stuart
  • Snowflake – Easy
  • Santa – Easy
  • Christmas Tree – Easy – Carole Sisson
  • White Snowflake – Easy – Helen Gainsford
  • Christmas Wreath – Easy
  • Snowman Block – Easy
  • Poinsettia – Easy
  • Poinsettia in a Square – Easy – Nancy Foutch
  • Candy Cane Blocks – Easy
  • Holiday Hexagon – Easy – Carol Ballard
  • Scrubby – Easy
  • Christmas Lace – Easy – Carol Showers

The patterns are written in American English (U.S. Crochet Terms). Each pattern includes the necessary supplies, finished measurements, pattern notes and special stitches you will use to make the dishcloth. If a color chart is used, like with Snowman and Shamrock, it is included after the written instructions. The row headings are in bold font to make them easy to find and to help you keep your place when reading the instructions. For each pattern the Gauge indicates: “Gauge is not important for this project.”.

A complete Stitch Guide is included on page 77. Explanations and a diagram are included for the following stitches: single crochet decrease (sc dec), half double crochet decrease (hdc dec), reverse single crochet (reverse sc), chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), double crochet decrease (dc dec), front loop (front lp), back loop (back lp), front post stitch (fp), back post stitch (bp), half double crochet (hdc), double treble crochet (dtr), treble crochet decrease (tr dec), slip stitch (sl st), chain color change (ch color change), double crochet color change (dc color change) and treble crochet (tr).

My favorite designs in A Year of Dishcloths are:

  • Wild Rose (p 2)
  • Forget-Me-Not (p 12)
  • Popcorn (p 32)
  • School Bus (p 46)
  • Before the Pie (p 48)

With 52 different seasonal crochet projects to choose from you will have something to crochet and to gift to your friends and family for almost any occasion. You can even decorate your own kitchen for each special holiday, all the while trying out some new stitches and crochet techniques. A Year of Dishcloths will make a great addition to your crochet bookshelf!

Would you like to have your own copy of A Year of Dishcloths?

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37 Comments

  1. WOW! What an awesome collection of dishclothes with a great variety of patterns to make. I suppose you could end up making a wild scrap blanket too with all the choices.

  2. Love these super cute dishcloth ideas! I love having crochet items to display for each season in my home.

  3. Thank you for all of the information you share on so many topics

  4. Always looking for new and interesting dishcloth patterns. Have added this to my shopping list. TY

  5. I’m so glad I took a peek at this review! I have added the book to my list (ever growing list) of things to buy!

  6. This book looks amazing, I will be purchasing my own copy very soon, I think. The popcorn one looks awesome!

  7. This is a great resource of dish cloth patterns, very handy to have!

  8. I love the spring flowers of these dishcloths, they remind me of ones Gramma had

  9. I love making these for gifts. These would give me so much more inspirations! Thanks!

  10. I love potholders and dishcloths lol. They are truly fun. This book sounds like a lovely book. I like how there are random group pictures along with seasonal/holiday ones. I like how their is a stitch guide and they are rated as to difficulty. I really do want this book. Your review certainly makes it sound like you like it too!

  11. I really love the dishcloth patterns. There are a good variety patterns as there are 52 – one a week. I like that the book covers all 4 seasons along with ones for holiday. The book seems pretty comprehensive. I think I will really like this book.

  12. What a great way to step up my dishcloth game! These are adorable, thanks for the review so I know the book is out there!

  13. I love dishcloths, most of them are easy to make and they brighten up your kitchen. Your review describes very well how this book works. Thank you.

  14. Thank you for your review. I am in love with these. I’ve just recently started crocheting dishcloth’s & I’m addicted. This book would be perfect for me.

  15. Thanks for the review! Looks like a great pattern book with fun dishcloths.

  16. This book looks AWESOME! I carry yarn in car..and have totes scattered round house for quick crochet fixes..giggle… Make dishrags all the time! Thanks for info! 🙂

  17. What an awesome book, I love doing dishcloths. Thank you such a great idea for different patterns.

  18. I absolutely LOVE this book. I really like crocheting for the seasons and this book has it all.

  19. Looks like lots of fun to make these. Might as well have something cute for those things we need.

  20. I love the way the book is organized by seasons….makes it easier to pick out the next project.

  21. I have never tried making a dishcloth but these are not what I would think of as Dishcloths they really of adorable thanks for sharing I would love to make them.

  22. I have been a fan for quite sometime you are a very talented lady. Angel hugs and happy stitching.