Each Stitch Counts 

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Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

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Read the Project Must-Knows 

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Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

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Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

   this is how it works  

 
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The mission of Each Stitch Counts is to alleviate hygiene insecurity by providing food pantries with dish and laundry detergent.  Containers of dish detergent include a handmade dishcloth donated by crafter volunteers.  Households dealing with food insecurity often deal with hygiene insecurity. They reach this community by supplying these products.

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Dish Cloths
Knit/Crochet
1000
201
 

 project must-knows 

We have partnered with Each Stitch Counts to help bring awareness to the issue of hygiene insecurity. People facing poverty are not allowed to use their food stamp benefits to purchase personal hygiene products like shampoo, soap, tampons or household hygiene products like laundry or dish soap with their monthly benefits. Food pantries often don’t have these items either. These items provide dignity.  Each Stitch Counts encourages you to donate your dishcloths along with dish soap to your local food pantry. However, if you prefer, you can ship donations to their HQ in New Jersey. They are currently supporting 4 food pantries in their local area on a monthly basis and need 50-100 dishcloths per month. 

1) Crochet and Knit Dish Cloths - any pattern accepted, typically 8"x8" made from cotton yarn. We have provided some suggested patterns, but feel free to use any pattern you like. This project is only for handmade knit and crochet dishcloths. 

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 suggested patterns 

 

 dish cloths 

Knit/Crochet

Fan Favorite Dish Cloth Patterns

This document contains multiple patterns from our Scrub-a-dub-dub Zoom where many craftivists shared their favorite dishcloth patterns!

Overview

Every Stitch Counts Project Overview Sheet

Read this first before starting this project! Full of helpful info.

CROCHET

Sunny Day Crochet Dish Cloth

Features the front post double crochet stitch and shell border to create a cute sun dishcloth!

KNIT

15 Easy Knitting Patterns

15 free knit dishcloth patterns

Crochet

Kitchen Lovelies

This fun pattern starts the same way, but gives you 4 options for edging!

CROCHET

13 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Dishcloths are terrific projects when you want to practice new stitch techniques, play with color changes, and explore how various ideas work in combination with one another.

CROCHET

Beginner Crochet

It uses basic crochet stitches, works up fast and creates a textured washcloth pattern that is great for cleaning dishes!

KNIT

10 Knit Dishcloths Patterns

These 10 free dishcloth patterns offer options for beginning knitters and those who wish to learn a few new skills.

Crochet

LeSha's Dish Cloth

This easy and fun dish cloth gives you a beautiful design!

CROCHET

47 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

May great patterns including: herringbone and an even berry dishcloth, single double, or blue wave dishtowel.

CROCHET

40 Free Crochet Patterns

40 Easy crochet dishcloth patterns

KNIT

Grandma's Favorite Striped Dishcloth

Textured garter stitch dish cloth.

 shipping guidelines 

You are encouraged to donate your dish cloths locally to a food pantry near you along with a bottle of dish soap! However, Each Stitch Counts gladly accepts donations of your handiwork, please ship your dish cloths to: 

USPS, UPS or FEDEX:

Each Stitch Counts

1358 Hooper Ave - PMB 125

Toms River, NJ 08753

Each Stitch Counts is a part of Give Back Box. If your package will cost you more than $20 to ship, please consider using their GBB label. You can purchase a label for $20 and ship a package up to 108" in girth and up to 50 pounds using the $20 UPS label! Big savings if you are sending a big shipment!