#happymailmovement giveaway | crocheted dishcloths

by | Jun 1, 2020 | All Things Home, Artistic Endeavors, Yarn Crafts | 685 comments

With the heaviness that’s hanging over our country right now, I thought offering up another #happymailmovement giveaway to my readers would be a nice way to kick off the week.  It doesn’t make anything right or better, but it’s an itty-bitty way to spread a little happiness.

I’ve been spending a lot of time while under the stay-at-home/safe-at-home orders working on projects around the house and in the garden.  In the evenings, though, when I’m tired from the day, I’ve been crocheting dishcloths.  I’ve even come up with a couple of new and simple patterns to share!  But the point of adding to the growing stack was to give them away.

crocheted dishcloths miss mustard seed

So, I’ve accumulated ten crocheted dishcloths in a variety of patterns to offer up.

crocheted dishcloths miss mustard seed

They are all made of 100% cotton Sugar n’ Cream yarn in Ecru.  I have found that these wash up nicely and are great to use for wiping down counters and doing light cleaning work.  I keep one folded up over the divider in my sink and change it out every day or two.  I love their texture and the fact that I can wash and reuse them over and over.  They also don’t get stinky like sponges.

crocheted dishcloths miss mustard seed

I’ve played around with making them with tighter, denser stitches, with popcorn bobbles, and with more of an “open weave” to allow more air through.  I even made a little “scrubby sponge” with a loop for hanging…

crocheted dishcloths miss mustard seed

I like to try something a little different each time.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling me something you’re thankful for.  That’s it!  The giveaway will close Friday, June 5, 2020, at midnight PST.  I’ll notify and announce the winners the following week.

If you’d like to learn how to crochet, I have several patterns that are a great place to start for beginners or people who need a refresh.  There are printable patterns, a video, and a supply list for each project.

Farmhouse Dishcloth Tutorial for Absolute Beginners

Crochet Potholder Tutorial for Beginners

So, you want to learn to crochet?

Vintage-Style Farmhouse Glass Cozy

Ruffled-edge Farmhouse Crochet Dishcloth

Also, the XXL Cotton Yarn that I used for the potholder is back in stock for those who were asking me about it!  It’s a nice, thick yarn that is perfect for a potholder.


  1. Lisa

    I’m thankful so my my wonderful family. I love them all💗 especially during these uncertain times.

  2. LeAnne Moon Thwing

    I am thankful that I live in this country despite what is happening right now. I’m sad for us all but I love our country. ❤️😢

  3. Monique

    I’m thankful for the hope I have in Christ alone;
    I’m thankful for the gifts He’s given folks to create lovely things that reveal to us there is a Creator.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win pretty things that make keeping our homes more fun!♥️

  4. Tracy

    I’m thankful for the gift of being able to attend church, again. I have really missed my church family these last few months.

  5. Lisa

    I’m thankful for my family–my husband and 19-year-old triplets. My children make me so happy to be a mother!

    • Cherie Bautista

      I’m thankful for my quiet time on my front porch with a good book and the birds that I feed. Robins Cardinals Blue Jay’s. And my new visitors a flock of yellow finches. So pretty and amusing. I grateful for a full moon and the baby deer that come to eat in my garden. I’m grateful for peace of mind through it all.

  6. Chelsea

    I’m thankful that I still have a job:)

  7. Cheryl

    You are so sweet! I don’t want to enter the contest because I have made dozens of these and am giving them away also, so fun!! I do have a question. Do you have a pattern for the scrubby sponge? Thank you so much for your inspiration!!

  8. Barbara

    I am thankful to live in a small, rural Texas town where people do a pretty good job of loving and serving one another. I’m also blessed to have my daughter and her sweet family living just blocks away–my two grands make my heart so full!

  9. Michele M

    Thanks, Marian!

    I am thankful for so very much, am so blessed. I am most thankful for the freedoms we have in this country – even though there is such civil unrest – we still are free to (usually) say what we want, worship the way we feel is right, and are free to be the best we can be. Yes, there will always be inequalities – but we’re getting there – talents, hard work, commitment – there still is hope for each of us to be the person we dream to be!

    There are opportunities. No excuses – it is there for us if we reach for our dreams with both hands and a full, appreciative heart. I am most thankful to God in every single moment of every single day.

  10. Belinda D Gibson

    Thankful for my incredible children that make everyday special and constantly encourage me to grow in Christ

  11. jude

    I am thankful for creatives who keep me inspired!

  12. Laura B

    Thank you Marian, for being kind and generous! (something the world could use a little more of!)

    I am so very thankful for every day that God gives me.
    I am thankful for having loving, caring parents who gave me land to raise my family on.
    I am thankful for a strong, loving husband (who lets me shop a little more than I should!) and our 2 beautiful daughters who amaze me more and more every single day!
    I am thankful for my little 1-yr-old granddaughter who is the apple of my eye!
    I am thankful for the many wonderful friends that I have.
    I am thankful that I have a steady job with owners who truly care about their employees.
    I am thankful for the opportunities and freedoms that this country provides to each of it’s citizens.

  13. Jill McDowell

    What a great opportunity. Thanks so much for brightening outer days.

  14. Mary Toscan

    I am thankful for the blessings of my children and grandchildren who bring joy and purpose to my life everyday. I am thankful for the gift of nature and the beautiful world that God had created that helps to centre and ground me during these stressful times.

  15. Jennifer Anderson

    I am thankful that my in-laws were able to come for my son’s high school graduation!

  16. Denise

    I am thankful for my family and that all are well during these times of Covid and turmoil.

  17. Lisa

    When I’m lonely, I’m thankful to be the sister and friend of my Savior, Jesus.
    When I act unlovable, I’m thankful for a forgiving husband.
    When I wake up each day, I’m thankful for all the interests God gave me…painting, sewing, crocheting, gardening, reading, flute-playing, German-speaking, and more.
    I am so thankful for the chance to be alive on this beautiful planet!

  18. Catherine

    I am thankful for the blessing of having been born and raised in the good old U.S.A.

  19. Amy Emler

    There is still so much to be thankful for, despite all that is happening just now.

    I am thankful for the men and women who still put on a uniform each day to serve their communities and country.
    I am thankful that my oldest daughter took advantage of really cheap airfare to fly home for three weeks for her sister’s birthday – and mine, too. I can’t remember the last time I had both daughters home for my birthday.
    I am thankful that my youngest daughter lives next door and we can see each other lots.
    I’m not thankful that she has a broken wrist but I am thankful that we are close if she needs help with something when her husband is at work.
    I am thankful for my husband, for my awesome coworkers and friends.
    I am thankful that in the end, the Light will win. No matter how dark it seems now, Lights wins. I read the end of the Book, and all this will pass. Take heart

  20. Adecia

    I am thankful that I am spending this week with my daughter and son-in-law who I haven’t seen since Christmas.
    I am thankful that my 93 year old mother is healthy and doing well.

  21. Wendy Jones

    I am thankful for those around me who inspire me to be a better person. To those that challenge me to really look inside myself. To make changes in me.

  22. Margie Mims

    I am thankful that I am one in whom Christ dwells and we live in the strong and unshakable kingdom of God – the kingdom is not in trouble and neither are we. (from a quote by James Bryan Smith)

  23. Laura

    I’m thankful that God is in control even through these difficult times. My heart and prayers go out to George Floyd’s family, I’m sorry for their loss. It was a terrible injustice. I’m also thankful for the good police officers that serve and protect us. My husband , son and son in law are those good people. They are just as saddened and outraged as most people are. God bless.

  24. Kathy

    I am thankful for all the first responders and essential workers who have selflessly given so much during this pandemic. I am also grateful for the many acts of kindness that have occurred. In these trying times it is good to see the best of humanity. Thank you for your practice of happy mail.

  25. Lynn

    I am thankful that my family is healthy and safe. Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. Natalie Herndon

    I’m thankful for time with my grown daughter over that past months! I never thought I would get to see her so much after she graduated from college. Only plus of the recent pandemic and resulting work from home!

  27. Linda Barker

    I am thankful for having the privilege of being raised by a mother and father who loved each other. They were married 65 years before he died. Now my husband and I have been married for almost 42 years. We are enjoying watching our son and his wife raise their two daughters. Life doesn’t get much better.

  28. Jo

    I am thankful for Zoom, which lets me connect with my family who don’t live nearby.

  29. Julie Olmstead

    I am thankful that my husband and I will be celebrating 28 years of marriage on Saturday. I’m also thankful for the small town where we live in Sherman. We are fairly sheltered and that feels nice right now.

  30. Judy

    I’m thankful for the birds who come eat at the bird feeder and make me smile.

  31. Jo-Ann

    Hello! I am thankful for my family and the beautiful country we live in.

  32. Carole

    I am thankful that as a programmer I was able to work from home. I turned my quilt room into my office. I guess spending so much time down here i realized it really needed to be updated. It was blah for the room where I make the quilts that make me so happy. I am ready for my final layer of paint and it has specks of glitter in it. So as inconvenient as this time may be. It has also made me look around and really see the things I take for granted every day, Thanks for the patterns another thing on my bucket list.

  33. Janette

    I am thankful that my husband and I are celebrating 48 years of marriage today.

  34. rosemarie

    Love your Class!!! Great taste and Ideas. Your thoughts on projects Fit for a lot of areas in the Home and easy to do and follow. Thank You

  35. Barbara

    I was laid off from my job due to the coronavirus – have spent every day since March 19 enjoying my home, my cats and dogs and my garden – my husband is disabled and my dad who lives with us in 90 so I have had to be very careful. My grandchildren ages 4 and 7 live next door on our land so I haven’t missed a moment with them. I know how lucky I am when I hear about new grandparents unable to see their grand babies. My daughter and her husband live in Florida and I am looking forward to the day when we can be together again. We have our health and life is good.

  36. Marilyn

    I’m thankful for my spectacular family, thankful for my home which survived California’s worst wildfire in 2018, thankful for the resiliency of my small town as it struggles to rebuild and thankful for the optimism that we share as we look forward to a healthier future for the community, country and world. Tough times make tough people as long as it’s tempered with love and tolerance.

  37. Mary from Life at Bella Terra

    I am thankful for my health and my positive attitude. Being healthy, feeling strong and knowing how to exert yourself and move~~helps with keeping hope and faith alive. When you have your health, you have your wealth. I am also so grateful for the human connections I nature and enjoy every day~~my family, my friends and my community. I am also grateful for my virtual friends, who I have strong connections with~~my followers especially.
    Marian, your website is such a lovely place to visit. There is so much to learn and so much to love and appreciate. Thank you for having this gratitude post.

  38. Trish

    I am so thankful for my faith. Without God to hold on to, it would be impossible to survive during this stressful time in our world. With health issues and financial problems and not getting to see our children and grandchildren for many months, I just try to remember that God can handle it all. Thank you for sharing your blog with us.

  39. Cathy Garrett

    I am blessed and thankful for everything. Even though our country is in turmoil right now we will get through this. So thankful for all the creative people and all their beautiful things they have made with love.

  40. Lori Wallace

    I’m thankful that I’m healthy, that the pandemic did not impact our employment and for our police force protecting us during the riots.

  41. Debra

    Marian, I am thankful that my preemie granddaughter was discharged from the NICU to her first time parents in stable health the night before the turmoil began in their Chicago neighborhood. Together, the new family will find strength and security in one another.

  42. Mary

    I’m thankful for my beautiful family. I have 4 grandchildren that light up mine and my husband’s life! I’m thankful for being able to comment on your post ❤️

  43. Jane

    I thank God that I have another day to be with my family!

  44. Jeanne Bell

    I am thankful for my family and the life we have. Life has not always been easy, My husband and I and our daughter were in a a car wreck 25 years ago that changed our lives. My husband could never work again and thankfully I had a good job in health care. God has been with us every step of the way. We now have two grown children and 2 grandchildren that are the joy in our life, I pray for peace in our troubled times.

  45. Susan

    I am thankful for my family and our health and the home we have that allows us a safe and comfortable place to quarantine and a place for me to teach from home during the pandemic.

  46. Liza

    I’m thankful for my Lord, my family, and my freedom.

  47. Kathy

    I’m thankful for my family and that they are all healthy!

  48. Angela W

    I am thankful for each new day I get to be here on earth! I have learned to appreciate my new home, and have been most productive with enriching projects. This time at home has allowed me to be more productive in terms of balancing my few minutes of time between virtual meetings to get things accomplished, like prepping and making the dinner meal in time segments throughout the day and challenging myself to brief time commitments as though I were on a fast paced cooking show with only 7-8 min to get cutting veggies accomplished for a soup base. I went to my container garden and brought in fresh basil to make freezer tray pesto in 8 min! I laughed the whole time! I am thankful for all that I can accomplish while at home. I know God has my back, and I can be successful in finding my happiness. Finding your version of happiness and staying in the moment is what I am thankful for every day. Take care of you!

  49. Eileen Jareo

    I’m thankful for my family and the good I see in so many during these difficult times.

  50. Ronni Ascagni

    I am thankful that the virus is on a downturn worldwide. I am thankful that no one I knew or loved was stricken with it.
    I am thankful for all essential works and bang my pots at 7pm along with 100’s of others on my street in New York City. I am thankful for my friends and families who Loved me and kept my spirits up when I was having bouts of deep depression these last few months.
    I know I am loved

  51. Sheri

    I am thankful that although in this world nothing will ever be totally fair for everyone, that with God all is always fair and He judges all things fairly for all.

  52. Julie K

    My faith, my family, my hope. Just kinda holding onto those things right now with a grateful heart!

  53. Ivy

    I’m thankful for getting to spend more time with my family.

  54. Karyn H

    I’m thankful for the health of my family and friends and I’m thankful that Distance Learning is almost over. It’s been a tough learning curve instructing Kindergarten and First Grade students over a computer but I’m happy that we got through it together. I still miss them so much and am hopeful to see them in the Fall in person.

  55. Joy

    I’m thankful for today.🥰

  56. Lynne

    I’m thankful for my health and my family. I’m thankful for talented people! ❤️

  57. Ginger Marshall

    I’m thankful for being furloughed at this time. My husband is working from home, & we are together 24/7. It’s been a great time to reconnect & renew our marriage.

  58. Cassandra E

    Without sounding cliche` I am thankful for you. I’ve been busier than normal, and not as able to interact with people, not just in person but even on line. But I know there’s going to be something that feels a little like fellowship in my inbox every few days at least.
    I am also thankful for so many other things. This SIP has not been difficult for me at all as life was already quite challenging. Sip has almost allowed me to slow down a little. And for that, I am actually grateful!

  59. Trudy Boyd

    I am thankful for so many blessings that God has provided for me and my family. There are too many to list but I would like to include you. In the evenings, after a long day, I enjoy reading several little blogs to lighten the day. Your posts are at the top of my list. My sweet sister tried her best to teach me, the left handed one in the family, to crochet many years ago. Unfortunately, it just did not click for me but the time we spent together was priceless. I cherish those memories. Thank you for a bright spot in my days.

  60. Karen

    I am so thankful for my gardens, the birds chirping, the cool night breezes, my health that is improving, my sweet husband, my wonderful kids and grandkids, books to read, podcasts to listen to, my faith, time to savor life in retirement…the world is tough for so many right now, so I count my blessings and try to figure out what to do to help others. Sometimes its just the little things, like a handmade dishcloth made by a kind and generous person…

  61. Carrie

    I’m thankful for YOU. I have enjoyed your blog for a very long time and of all that I follow, yours is the one I look forward to the most. I’ve also enjoye getting to connect with you a bit “behind the scenes”. You are one creative person and full of so many talents. Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us.

  62. Jan Davis

    I am thankful that God is in control. I am also thankful for quiet, peaceful time at home w/a loving husband in these uncertain times. I retired (after working for 46 years as RN) the month before the pandemic began.

  63. Sue Cantrell

    I am so thankful for my children and grandchildren! I live with one of my daughters, her husband and three little boys. Many messes to clean!


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