Cabbage dyed yarn

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What’s a girl to do when she has a bunch of boring white cotton yarn?

Dye it of course.

I used a batch of red cabbage dye that I saved in the freezer from dyeing eggs.

I decidedĀ  to use some crochet skill to try out a dishcloth.

I love that the yarn isn’t a solid color. Some people would look at that as a flaw but I think of it as a bonus.

I made up my own pattern. Frankly, it looks like a thick doily to me.

I’m not sure how the color will stand up to repeated washings but who cares! It’s a dishcloth after all.

Next I’m going to attempt to follow an actual pattern. We’ll see how that goes…since I seem to be pattern challenged.

PS…it’s snowing here again.



  1. Love you hand dyed yarn with it’s pretty striations … natural vegie dyes are so lovely!!!

    Sorry to hear about you snow when it’s supposed to be Spring … Hello … Mother Nature … guess she didn’t get the memo šŸ˜‰


  2. I far prefer the mottled look and actually strive to achieve it. Your yarn is incredible. I love the color and the variation in the color. Way to dye!! Better than saying “way to go.” Yep, two puns there.

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