Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Trouble With These Tribbles...


...is that I can't quit making them! :)

Awhile back, Jaime at Ngo Family Farm did a post about knitting these cute little dishcloths/sponges. I had been crocheting my dishcloths using two strands of crochet thread and really liked them but they did take awhile to complete. Since most of my dishcloths were finally falling apart from use, I decided to try this pattern. These little cuties work up quickly and really last a long time. When I'm bored and feel the need to do something constructive, I usually start another Tribble.

You can find the pattern for making them here and a tutorial that is helpful in explaining how to finish them here. The only thing I did differently was to knit one more row at the end of the directions so that I would have a tail for gathering on each side after sewing together. Also, I ran my tail through the center a couple of times to tack everything in place.

These can certainly be used for other purposes too, one girl commented that she liked to use them to wash her face. I hope you give this quick and easy pattern a try but be warned, these Tribbles have a tendency to multiply like crazy! ;)

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26 comments:

Sandra Morris said...

These look like a perfect winter project! Thanks for sharing

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute - the name made me smile. :)

Maggid said...

They sure make a bundle of pretty.

Happy week to YOU!!!

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Patty Woodland said...

They are cute. I can see putting a soap inside and closing them up

A Quiet Corner said...

I like the name let alone the appearance...:)JP

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those are so cute! I love all the different colors!

Liz said...

Cute, cute! I like these for a wash cloth. The grandson likes to be washed with them too!

hula-la said...

Well, I just love these! I think I need some of them! Aloha

Elaine M said...

Love the pile, they would make great coasters.

Evelyn S. said...


When I first saw the photo, I thought they were "tams"...knitted hats! What a terrific idea!

Heidi Gonzales said...

They look strong and are cute too Candy. I don't know how to knit, but I have saved this post for after I learn. Hope to learn soon. Thank you for sharing them.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look like a fun little project:@)

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Save them for your summer farmer's market sales!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I am just learning to knit...via YOUTUBE!
I wonder if there is a place out there to learn how to READ A KNIT PATTERN.
I taught myself with books in the 80's to crochet...and can read a pattern ...these are so cute. I'd love to make them!
I need to get on it!
Pat

Michaele said...

Oh they WOULD be fun! Fun to use too!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Soap is inside? or could be? That would be great. I guess you have to sign up for this site where the instructions are. Maybe I'll do that because these are adorable.

Ida said...

These are cute and colorful. My sister-in-law makes the larger versions. I may have to direct her to the pattern for these.

Susan said...

I don't dare even start on these! I love the colors!

Jody s said...

Cute! I have about a thousand regular knit dishcloths, so this will be a fun change, I'll definitely give it a try!

Michelle said...

I crochet square wash clothes . These are really cute . I will have to give them a try.

Marie said...

These are great! I love crocheted dishcloths and hadn't seen this round type before. Really neat!

Nancy Claeys said...

These are adorable -- love the array of different colors!

Danielle Luipersbeck said...

Love these! My great grandmother taught me how to crotchet a chain stitch years ago, but passed before I could learn anything else. I think I just found my inspiration to pick it back up again!

edenhills said...

They are adorable! Too bad you're not going to the market. You could sell them there!