Cheap and AMAZING dish rags!
I'm moved into an apartment and I didn't want to spend gobs of money on dish rags and hot pads for my counter tops/tables... they usually get ruined and beat up anyway... so I made my own!
So I forked up about $2 for a small roll of yarn and cranked out about 4 -5 rags. They're super easy to make and easy to care for since they're 100% cotton.
They also made excellent gifts for Christmas this year for the chef in my family :-)
Rows 1-12: dc in each ch
dc around the edge of the square remembering to add 2 chs when going around the corners.
And your done! Very easy.