Test Strips to Cleaning Cloths

Since completing the Granny Wheel Square Blanket, I have only been doing little bits of crochet. I am still trying to come up with my next major project. Some of the things I have been doing though is testing out new stitches. It seemed like a good time to start learning more techniques and trying to improve.

One of the stitches I have been practicing is the Crochet Star Stitch. I first noticed this stitch on these gorgeous cup cozy’s by Design By Dalkaer. Such a gorgeous blog and such wonderful cozy’s.

The blog does include instructions, however, there appears to be a few variations on this stitch. I used a combination of instructions because I found one of the stitches a pain to do. I am still happy with the result.

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As I do with most of my test strips, I turned them into something useful. In this case Cleaning cloths.

Cloths-Star-Stitch-CrochetMissy

I am now getting quite a collection of cloths. Most of them un-edged and wonky but very functional. It has been a long time since I have purchased a dispossible cloth from the supermarket because now I can wash and reuse. Hopefully no cross contamination as well because every cloth has its own use. Windows, dusting, floors, cupboards, sink. The list goes on as does the cleaning!

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17 thoughts on “Test Strips to Cleaning Cloths

  1. Haha! I love somebody who will have a good conversation about cleaning cloths and cross-contamination. Just my thing 😀 I love this star stitch. I’ve not used it before. You’re making me feel a little lazy, I’ve never bothered to try new stitches. I think I better get out of my comfort zone!

    • I was getting a little bored just using single crochet all the time, so I just did it just to give my brain a little treat. As for the cross contamination, it would be good if I used them as much as I should, my house is feeling a little neglected at the moment. Maybe less crochet more cleaning!

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  3. I absolutely love this stitch! I’ve never actually made anything for myself, and one day I found some yarn that I loved so much it was too hard to pass up (this happens to every crocheter right?) 😉 I have been looking for almost a year for the pattern that I want to use and when i saw this I gasped out loud and immediately fell in love!!! I am not talented enough to figure out how you modified it to look so much better than any other variation I’ve seen. Do you have a pattern written for this stitch or a tutorial somewhere? I would LOVE, actually at this point I could say I NEED this to be the stitch I use for my first ME thing!!! I have been looking so long that I might just go crazy if I have to start searching again!!! 😛 Your creations are absolutely amazing! I hope that I am able to know how to modify and make things that you just think of and do so that you don’t need to search for a pattern for everything!! Thank you!!!

    • What a wonderful comment! Thank you.
      I haven’t been crocheting much recently but one of the last items I started was a blanket that incorporated the star stitch, Mr Stripes.

      I will try to get back into posting and put up a tutorial on how I do it, but this could take some time because I need to fiddle around and remember every time I use it. You sounded like you wanted something ASAP so I did a little search on Pinterest and the closest I came up with (with instructions) is this one http://www.eilentein.com/2012/01/viidensadanyhdeksankymmenenviiden.html
      It isn’t exactly the same but very similar.

      Hopefully that will help you out until I make some time to blog again.

      Missy

      • Thank you so much for responding and searching out that pattern for me! I will use that to practice 😉 I am excited because I got my yarn and it’s gorgeous and soft so I went on a crochet mission tonight! I have a broken wrist right now so I’m stuck just browsing for a few more weeks. I can’t wait to see how everything turns out! Thank you!!

      • A broken wrist! Now that is no fun. When you are back in action and have finished your crochet, it would be great to see a photo.

        All the best and good luck with the healing.

        Missy

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