Monday, June 8, 2009

Knitted Dishcloths

My favorite dishcloth to use is the one that I knit using cotton yarn. I buy the yarn in a large cone or ball. I like to buy white because I can throw them in with my white towels and use Clorox. When I went to buy yarn, they did not have white so I chose this verigated yarn.
Cotton yarn and knitting needle of your choice.
Cast on 4, k 1 row.
Next row, k2, inc in next st., k1
Next row, k2, yo, k to end of row
Repeat the k2, yo, k until you have 45 sts on the needle.
Next row, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row
Continue to do this, decreasing each row until 5 stitches are left. Then, k2,
k2tog, k1.
Bind off the 4 sts.

Waffle Weave Knit dishcloth

Cotton yarn, size 6 needles
Cast on 38 stitches.
Knit 3 rows for border.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row3: K3, (P2, k1) 10 times, p2, k3.
Row 4: K3, (K2, p1) 10 times, k3.
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.
Knit last 4 rows.
Bind off and weave in the ends.

You can repeat these 4 rows, 6 times and then
change colors and repeat pattern 2 times, then change
back to original color and repeat the pattern 6 times.


  1. How the diagonal dishcloth at the top...your pattern is a lil different from the one I use! Near the increase 1 in nxt stitch. I don't do that! I love the different way to do it! I will have to try it sometime! For my clothes...I just CO 4 then Knit that row. Then I K2, YO and K the rest of the row till I have the number of stitches I want...then start decreasing! :)

  2. I had never heard of knitted or crocheted dishcloths.
    Does it have to be cotton or could you use wool?

  3. I have so enjoyed going through all of your knitting posts!! Such beautiful projects! And, in my love of old things... the wedding socks are some of most amazing knitting I have ever seen. What a treasure to have and know you share that same skill with your family. Loved this. blessings to you, Marie. tanna