Patriotic Pantaloons – Seasonal Dishcloth Britches!
About a year ago I shared a pictorial on how to put together Dishcloth Britches. I love having these on hand because they make great add-ons to shower gifts, or hostess gifts. I have a 4th of July picnic coming up an wanted to do something for the hosts. I decided to add a patriotic flare to my old favorite and Voila! Patriotic Pantaloons it is!
You can go to the link below to see the original post on how to assemble the britches and get the pattern for the dishcloth I use. Super simple, but really any dishcloth pattern will work, use your favorite!
Patriotic Pantaloon Specifics
For the Patriotic version I did a few things different.
- I used red and white cotton yarn and alternated every two rows with 26 rows total.
- I did a sc edge around the dishcloth after I finished the rows using white.
- Knee Patch Stars: I used a magic circle and did 5 hdc into the magic circle. After joining in each of the 5 stitches I did, sc, hdc, dc, ch1, hdc, sc. After the last set I slip stitched into the first sc and tied off. Then sewed them onto the washclothes so that when they were folded they looked like knee patches.
- Finally, instead of ribbon I used a chain made out of the same yarn used for the stars.
Hope you enjoy these! I would love to know what type of items you crochet and use for hostess gifts! Let me know in the comments below!