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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Pink Grapefruit Dishcloth

Updated August 05, 2019

Get your kitchen ready for summer with this cute Pink Grapefruit Dishcloth.  This beginner crochet pattern works up quickly and is a great way to practice your crochet skills.  It's also a fun and easy way to practice changing colors.  Make one or several in all your favorite bright summer colors.

pink grapefruit dishcloth

Materials:

  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar ’n Cream® (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Tangerine (version 1 only)
  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar ’n Cream® (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Motion Stripes (version 2 only)
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Large eye blunt-ended needle

 

Gauge:  13 single crochets and 14 rows = 4 inches [10 centimeters].

 

Instructions:
Approx 8 inches [20.5 centimetres] square.

  1. Chain 26.
     
  2. 1st row: 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook. 1 single crochet in each chain to end of chain. Turn. (You should have 25 single crochets at end of row.)
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 single crochet in each single crochet across row. Turn. (You should have 25 single crochets at end of row.)
     
  4. Repeat last row until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters].
     
  5. Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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This is just what I needed. Have been trying to teach a few friends how to crochet. I like to give them something easy that makes up quickly so they can see the fruits of their labors faster. This falls into that catagory. It's fast, very easy and when done they will have something to use and show off.

Can you do this pattern by knitting it. Please send me a respond please. Greatly apprecaited.

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