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Weekly Wash #5: White Board Cleaners

I kind of have an addiction to white boards (dry erase boards). I have several throughout the house, including a couple really big ones. After trying a bunch of different erasers and cleaning them often, my husband suggested using an old rag like he uses on his in the garage (yep, even he has one in the garage!).

A cloth works great, but where do you store it when you aren’t using it? At the time, I was finishing up some hanging cloths for our trailer that I put a D ring on so they would hang from a hook. I got an idea to give it a try on the white board and TA DA!! Problem solved! I stuck a command hook by each dry erase board and got busy crocheting a cloth for each one. I didn’t have any D hooks left so I crocheted a loop at one corner and it worked great!

We have decided we actually like the crocheted loop hanger MUCH BETTER for these white board cleaners than a metal hook. The metal hook clangs against the board as you use it so definitely just crochet the loop.

They get used a lot at our house and the best part is when they are dirty just throw them in the wash and back to clean. The cloths below have been used for over a year and were on their way to the washer…and yes, they do come out really clean and hold up great!

These make AWESOME wash and dish cloths too!

White Board Cleaner Cloth

Materials and Details

  • Peaches & Cream Cotton Yarn: 100-120 yds
  • Crochet Hook: I (5.5mm)
  • Miscellaneous: Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Finished Measurement: 10″ x 10”

First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain.
Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate number of rows.

1. With an I hook and cotton yarn, ch 33, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (32sts)
2. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in last st.
3. Repeat previous step until cloth is square.
4. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.
5. This step creates the loop hanger. Ch 12, sl st in same st, ch 1 and turn to work across the loop. Sc in each ch across loop.
6. Sl st in each st across edge of cloth. Make sure to not work these sts too snug or it will make the edge of the cloth pucker. Finish off and weave in ends.

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