There's no better time than summer to knit or crochet a stash of giftable dishcloths. I sometimes tie them to wine bottles for hostess gifts or easily tuck them away in luggage for gifts while traveling. This apple dishcloth pattern makes a perfect teacher's gift at the holidays. It's a free pattern and the Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn runs about $1.99 a skein. Read on for more links.
Strawberries are in season now and you can "pick your own" with this crochet strawberry dishcloth pattern. Another free pattern using an easy granny square stitch.
Pick it up some and plan ahead for Halloween parties and more hostess gifts with this crochet Jack o Lantern pumpkin dishcloth pattern.
Crochet some of these especially soft baby washcloths in Bernat's Cottontots yarn. The washcloth pattern is free and the mom-to-be will be thrilled to add them to her baby layette.
This double thick dishcloth gets its loft from a simple slip stitch.
Easy to knit, and just look at those colors!
Apple dishcloth free pattern
Strawberry crochet dishcloth pattern
Jack o Lantern pumpkin Halloween dishcloth pattern
Oh So Soft baby washcloth crochet pattern
Double thick dishcloth knitting pattern
photos from yarnspirations, ravelry with appropriate links