This time of year I find myself with bits and pieces of down time while watching volleyball games, sitting at the orthodontist's office, or even waiting for my daughter to finish one school subject so we can begin another. During those moments, I enjoy working on a quick and easy knitting or crochet project. It is sometimes amazing at how much can be accomplished when you only work on it 2 minutes here, or 4 minutes there. Dishcloths are one of my favorite little projects to work on because they don't take much time, and before you know it, you have a cute little pile of functional items either to give as gifts or to replenish your own supply. There are a wide variety of free patterns all over the internet. I'm not sure exactly where I found this pattern, but it is one of my favorites.