August is a month of sweet tea and front porches in the South. Or at least I heard it used to be – until the advent of the air conditioner. Now, it’s sweet tea and a recliner, for those of us less mosquito and humidity inclined.
To work with the season – both the calendar one and my personal life one – I’ll be sharing patterns from around the crochet world this month, hooking creativity to causes.
First up, Washing Flowers – flowery dish (or face) cloths – for Operation Christmas Child or fundraising craft fairs.
- Operation Christmas Child lets us look up to the Lord, have fun in the middle with toys and shopping, and look toward the children of our generation, who need the hope of Jesus Christ to lift them up and carry them through this life and into the next.
- Bread for Life International works alongside indigenous Africans, helping them become spiritually, socially and economically vibrant.
The Creativity: Washing Flowers
If you were a young lady, living in a village where water was a necessity and clean water a luxury, wouldn’t you love to wash your face – or your dishes – with one of these lovely flower cloths?
Ribbon Flower Dishcloth
This one is called a Ribbon Flower Dishcloth because you can weave a ribbon through the last round, pull it up tight and make a pretty little bundle.
Here’s a direct link to the Ribbon Flower Dishcloth pattern on Yarnspirations.
Flower Power Dishcloth
This is another favorite dish/face cloth pattern called Flower Power.
Don’t you love how switching colors around gives the pattern a whole new look … and looks nice as a set?
NOTE: The Flower Power Dishcloth pattern is only available as a FREE Ravelry download.
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And Ravelry is a wonderful gathering place for inspirations and creations!
The Flower Power Dishcloths will be for sale at the upcoming “Piggin and Peddlin” in October.
Proceeds will help support Bread for Life International in Cameroon, Africa.
If you would like to order Washing Flowers in particular colors to help support Bread for Life or to tuck into your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, drop me a note or give me a call.
REALITY CHECK: Some realities are more enjoyable than other realities, some seasons more enjoyable than other seasons. Either way, we have the opportunity to look for – or even make – the pretty in the seasonal pattern.
More Creativity for a Cause
- Crochet for Operation Christmas Child
- Crochet for a Cause: Ronald McDonald House (Pinterest)
- Crochet for a Cause: Butterfly Babies (Pinterest)
- Crochet for a Cause: Homeless Ones (Pinterest)
- Do you ravel on Ravelry? Me, too!