Dishcloths Review!

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Dishcloths review

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This month Leisure Arts generously provided:

Dishcloths, Copyright 2013, Leisure Arts, Inc., Little Rock Arkansas.

Leisure Arts Publication
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts and Photographer Ken West
Leisure Arts Inc Dishcloths
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts and Photographer Ken West

One copy for me to review and one copy for me to giveaway!

This book is available for purchase for $9.99 and the eBook is available for $7.99.

This book includes patterns for 17-different dishcloths.

The designs included in this publication are:

Fast Favorite, Flower Tile and Basket Weave by Mary Jane Protus
Shells by Leisure Arts
Nine Patch, Blossom and Rainbow by Shobha Govindan
Spiral by Sarah J. Green
Lacy Stripes by Sue Galucki
Variegated by Lois J. Long
Clusters by Rhona Czepiel
Crisscross and Around the Block by Anne Halliday
Sunshine Daisy by Joan E. Reeves
Puffs and Borders by Maggie Weldon
Checks by Roberta Maier

Throughout the book you will see video camera icons beside sections where bonus technique videos are available for viewing online.

Leisure Arts Dishcloths
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts and Photographer Ken West


I have to admit I have never crocheted a dishcloth – I have used one at my Mother-In-Law’s house before though and I was surprised by how effective it actually was!

Leisure Arts Dishcloths
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts and Photographer Ken West

I love the variety of patterns available in this book!

Dishcloths are really a great way to try new stitches – you may even find one you want to use to make a different project, like an Afghan.

This dishcloth pattern even incorporates a scrubby in the centre!

Leisure Arts Dishcloths
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts and Photographer Ken West

I decided to try two of the designs included in the book – and if I had had more time I would have tried more of the patterns.



I did not complete the full Rainbow Dishcloth Pattern as I wanted a smaller size cloth to give to Darla and Drew for their baths…to make it easier for them to hold onto. Sometimes facecloths can be too large for my little ones’ hands!

I really liked the variety offered in this book – these projects make excellent gifts, are practical for your own use at home and are great stash-busters! They also work-up quickly –  they are perfect for quick summer time projects – they will allow you to get your crochet fix without overheating under a large bulky project!

As the eBook will be gifted through the Leisure Arts dot com website directly to the winner, the winner of the giveaway will need to have, or will need to sign-up for, a free account with Leisure Arts to receive their prize. 

Now for your chance to win your own copy of this handy eBook!

Remember to leave a blog post comment to help me choose the next Leisure Arts Inc eBook to Review and Giveaway!

Please note the Giveaway Is Over! It took place in 2014. Thank you!

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  1. I would love to own the Absolutely gorgeous Doilies ebook . But whichever one you choose next month will be wonderful

  2. 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares eBook would be the book of choice! I am totally immersed in the granny square right now, like an addict!! I can’t seem to get enough of them. I will eventually end up with a blanket (or two), but for now, bring on the grannies!!!

  3. I too enjoy dish/wash cloths… but enjoy the smaller sizes … These projects are easy to travel with. I enjoy challenges with different patterns too!

  4. Some of patterns look cute. I’ve made a couple dish clothes but only using SC and going back and forth. Kinda boring 🙂 I’d love to learn how to make socks or s very simple sweater.

  5. Would love to see you review and giveaway the “50 Fabulous Pineapple Motifs to Crochet” by Leisure Arts. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. I love dishcloths. They are easy to make and small enough to try out new stitches. I find they are wonderful gifts that are appreciated by all.

  7. I love Leisure Art;s patterns, especially on Friday when their members get a free Your Facebook page and website are just always fun and inspirational. Thanks. 🙂

  8. I haven’t crocheted in a while, but want to get back into it. I would choose two books then, I can’t believe I’m crocheting updated version, so I can relearn what I’ve forgotten. The second book would be A Zoo For You, or one of the other Amigurumi books.

  9. I can’t believe I’m crocheting socks. Is the ebook that caught my eye would love to learn.

  10. Love your Oombaka blog and Facebook pages. Leisure arts books have great patterns.

  11. I love learning and crocheting ~ right now I love making afghans and would love any books on those! =)

  12. I looked through the books on the LA site & there was one on wraps that I thought looked good. I know that they’re probably not challenging for most people, but it would be nice to have some fresh ideas to mix it up a little. They’d be great for fall! (I know, we’re barely into spring!) I’m slow, so I like to think ahead! 😉 thanks!!!

  13. Fantastic timing! I’ve decided dishcloths are my next project, and I’ve been looking for new patterns! I’ve loved Leisure Arts patterns for years!

  14. Afghanis any of them I live the dishcloth book I am ADDICTED to making them

  15. I love following you on twitter. you find the greatest things, thank you