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Easy Knit Dishcloths

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Create washable Easy Knit Dishcloths in a variety of seasonal colors. These knitted dishcloth patterns are perfect pattern for beginners. Best of all, they're easy to make, so the second one gets dirty, you can make another one. Use the colors suggested or create your own scheme to match the colors of your own kitchen decor. No matter what, you'll be so glad you learned how to knit a dishcloth and saved money in the process. This is also a great gift idea for a new homeowner or renter. Give one as a gift and the recipient will think of you whenever he or she is cooking in the kitchen. 

 Here are a few more knitted dishcloth patterns that we think you'll enjoy:  Basic Cotton Dishcloth, Doily Style Dishcloth, and Feathered Dishcloth.

 

Materials:

  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Solids: 400 g/14 oz or 50 g/1.75 oz) or (Ombres: 340 g/12 oz or 42.5 g/1.5 oz).
    • Requires: 40 g/1.5 oz of
      •  #33718 (Lazy Daisy)
      • or #27620 (Hot Yellow)
      • or #33742 (Blue Grass)
      • or #27742 (Tropic)
      • or #33745 (Summerset)
  • Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


Gauge:
15 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st.

Measurements:
Approx 10" [25.5 cm] square.

 


12 Knitted Dishcloth Patterns

 

If you like these Easy Knit Dishcloths, then you'll love this collection of 12 Knitted Dishcloth Patterns. You'll find basic designs as well as ideas for more complicated knitting patterns. No matter your skill level, you'll find a cool pattern for your next knitting adventure.

 

 

 

 


 

Pattern:

Cast on 4 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row to 49 sts.

Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row to 4 sts. Cast off.

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ALSO, WHEN YOU READ PEOPLE'S COMMENTS ON FAVORITE PATTERS THAT WORK WELL FOR THEM, HOW DO YOU FIND THE ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS SO IT WILL ALSO HELP ME. I AM NEW AND LOVE LOOKING AT THE PATTERNS EVERY EVENING THROUGH THE WEEK. THANKS----DORIS HENDRICKS

Hi Doris, Any answer to a reader-submitted question will be answered in a reply below the comment. Hope that helps! - Julia from FaveCrafts

ARE THERE ANY DISHCLOTH PATTERNS THAT YOU CAST ON ALL THE STITCHES AT ONCE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO KEEP ADDING ON. IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR ME. THANKS-----DORIS HENDRICKS

I would like to know if there is an answer posted for this question and where can I find it?

There are many patterns that call for a single cast on row-search them by putting dishcloth in the search bar.

i am new to knitting and was just wondering is it suppose to be the same border all around I made one and two sides were the same and the other two were different i'm thinking that my increase one stitch might be wrong when i increased i picked the string inbetween than knitted that?? what kind of increase am i suppose to be doing/how thanks in advance

You are correct-M1 (make 1 by picking up the yarn lying between two stitches) would not be correct here, you need to do an increase with either a Yo or a KFB, otherwise the fabric will be inconsistent and it will pucker and be too tight. I've made thousands of these and your increase must be a true increase where you add more yarn to continue, so it must be yo (yarn over needle) or KFB (knit front and back).

The usual increase in this situation is to knit in the front and back of the stitch; i.e. you knit the stitch normally (in front), but instead of lifting the old stitch off, you knit another stitch into the back of the loop. A similar pattern released about 30 years ago used a YO to increase, but to keep the sides the same, this meant decreasing twice (once for the decrease, once to cancel the YO increase) in the second half.

Knitting is a fascinating pastime. Rewarding. Useful. Reading the comments of other knitters I wish I lived next door. My experience with the Homecrafters yarn and pattern has developed over nearly thirty years. I have found that the dishcloth which begins with..cast on four stitches is very versatile. Most of my friends to whom I have give dishcloths to, prefer a smaller version. I usually use a metric size 5 needle. Also I use circular needles for most of my projects. To make the smaller size, increase to 40-44 sts. depending on the gauge it works to. A group of ladies that I work with uses this same pattern, excepting they work according to their supply of yarn. If they have six ball of yarn, (as a sample) of the same shade. They follow the pattern until half of the yarn is used, then they begin the decreasing and naturally that means when the arrive at only four stitches on the needle, they cast off. We give these squares to nursing homes and needy people. I hope this gives another idea to all your readers. Happy Knitting. Aunt Polly

To Laddeehuskie: Could you give more information on how your mother knits the larger blankets, ie: number of cast on stitches, type of yarn used, etc. I would love to use this for charity blankets also.

My mother loves this pattern. She has used the same pattern, using larger needles and double strand worsted wool for blankets. Many of her Mizpah ladies make the blankets for charities. So far since January she has completed 9 of the blankets. She likes to make one a month for the church. She calls the pattern a "Remson" Blanket. It is a great way to use up her scraps of worsted, and has completed several that are queen size.

I would like to do this project but i can print it. What I have to do? lerouxn 8892706

I cannot believe Im seeing this dishrag My best girlfriend passed away last year with cancer befor she was able to show me how to make these dishcloths mine is almost worn out she made them for me 2 years ago for christmas I told her over and over how great they were but she lived in another state. And when I went to see her I could not ever bring them up because she was to ill. I would if someone could do something to help me figure out how to knit these wash cloths so I could give them as gifts as she gave them to me and so I can replace mine!! Happy holidays

I LOVE this dishcloth it is my very favorite to use, make and give !

I have used this pattern many times for b/blnkets and dish cloths. I do not count the stitches to get the size I want. Instead I measure the length of the border to get the length I want then I decrease. It is easier than counting stitches. I print a lot of patterns and find that the 3rd page usually has nothing of importance on it. So when setting up my printer I do NOT click on all pages instead I click on pages and then I put the number of the page I want to copy in the box. I start by copying page 1, then click on pages again and type 2 in the box. This way you don't print more pages than you want. Hope this helps

I use the same pattern; love the way it knits up and keeps it's shape...have made then for friends & family and they have come back for more.....have tried other pattterns but this is my favorite Priscilla

I have used this pattern for years. what I like about it is that when these dishcloths are washed the shrink for easy storage then when they are put in water the spring back to their original size. This pattern is a varation of one that was published in workbasket many years ago.

I love this easy pattern. It is fun to make and friends love to get one.

I highlight the picture and text and paste it onto a word document. I do a lot of crocheting and knitting at the computer screen, so I save paper by reading off the screen. If I am travelling, I will select the section I am up to and print it out or jot it down on a note pad. That way I have a copy of the full article saved in case the one I am working on gets damaged!

For printing instructions on 2pages. Select the info you want to print Right click print click on selection and then print Sometimes it does want to do this, be persistent....it works

I usually highlight what I want and right click over the hightlighted text and choose print. When the printer window comes up I choose selection under page range (instead of All). Just did this and got 2 pages instead of three because of spacing. A better option, which takes more time, is to choose copy instead of print. Then you can paste it into a word processor document and do some formatting to make it more concise before you print it.

I printed out this pattern and was surprised to print 3 pages. Is there a way to print just the instructions and not all three pages. This is wasting paper. Thanks

I used one skein for the increase side and one for the decrease side making a baby blanket. Some leftovers of other baby fine yarn will be making same blankets for granddaughters dolls.

I used this pattern, and love it. Right now I am using this same pattern, using Bernat Softee Baby and Baby Jacquard left over balls, to make a baby blanket. This pattern can easily lend it's self to many other ideas with a bit of imagination. And it's quick and easy enough anyone can do it.

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