Growing up we never used dish cloths. There was a sponge, tea-towels, and of course paper towels. Not until my husband and I moved in together did I realize that the "dish cloth" was such a must-have! For those of you who have always used them, I am sure I sound crazy right? Yea, I figured as much :-)
Since I enjoy knitting and crocheting in my past-time, I decided I should try making a few myself. I am also sharing a pattern that many others have also shared. The pattern works up quick, and is a great pattern if you are just getting started learning how to knit.
- Machine washable
- Quick to create
- Can be made in almost any color or color combinations
- Cotton yarn is relatively inexpensive
- Fun to make and share with others (I just may give them as gifts this year)
I have made a few in the Lily Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton. This yarn can be found at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnns. It's a great yarn to stock up on when the stores are having their sales.
Another nice yarn choice is Lion Brand's Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn. This is a very soft yarn, and would make wonderful washcloths as well.
Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: Knit two stitches, Yarn Over, Knit to End of Row
Continue Row 2 until there are a total of 44 stitches on the needle
Next row: Knit one, knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together, Knit to End of Row
Continue this round until there are 4 stitches remaining on the needle
Knit one row
Weave in ends