Basic Cotton Dishcloth
Use cotton yarn to create practical and attractive dishcloths with this free dishcloth knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns. Homemade kitchen items such as these hold up better and bring personality to your home.
All you need is one ball of washable cotton yarn. This Basic Cotton Dishcloth pattern is a beginner knitting pattern that is simple to make and will be a total life-saver in the kitchen. Instead of purchasing dishcloths at the store, use free knitting patterns and make your own.
This pattern is insanely easy. Plus, the design is perfect for washing your dishes or scrubbing your counters. Rather than using cheap towel fabric, this knitting idea results in a textured, knit dishcloth that is textured perfectly for removing stuck-on food and more.
Easily washable and quick-drying, this is the perfect hostess gift idea.
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Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge16 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins 10 cm in garter st.
Finished SizeApprox 10" [25.5 cm] square.
- Yarn: 1 ball of Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton Naturals (340 g / 12 oz), or 2 balls (42.5 g / 1.5 oz)
- Knitting Needles: Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) or size needed to obtain gauge.
How to Knit a Dishcloth
Cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row to 53 sts.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row to 3 sts. Cast off.
3 Tips for Knitting Dishcloth Patterns
Creating dishcloths for your kitchen is an excellent way to create because it allows you to work on your knitting while still creating something insanely useful. If you are looking to create knit dishcloth patterns for you or as a hostess gift idea, check out the tips below. If you follow the fool proof how to knit dishcloths tips below, you are sure to create a fantastic final product. Prepare to proudly scrub away at the sink with your brand new knit dishcloth pattern.
When it comes to yarn, the best yarn to use with dishcloths is cotton or a cotton blend. Cottons absorb water and are machine washable, making them the practical choice. Do not use wool yarn as it will felt with too much moisture.
Knit it well and knit it tight. Since you will be scrubbing and using your knit dishcloth pattern a lot, you want to make sure you create something with a solid structure. Unlike a scarf or even a potholder, knitting dishcloth patterns means creating something you will be pushing around and stretching.
Create knitted dishcloth patterns in bulk. You can create about two to three knit dishcloths from one skein of yarn. So, it will save you a lot of money if you decide to make several dishcloth patterns for knitting at once. This way you will not be leaving behind an awkward amount of scraps, ensuring you will use all of your yarn.
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