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Knit up some new fun and bright dishcloths with this easy knit dishcloth pattern using variegated cotton yarn and a garter stitch combination!
And last, the pattern I find the easiest to knit up is my framed zig zag dishcloth that was inspired by my baby blanket pattern.
You’ll find this pattern is the perfect rhythmic pattern to complete on autopilot in no time at all and an added bonus – it’s a beautiful visual distraction as a finished piece. Learn how to knit this stunner in this post!
EASY KNIT DISHCLOTH PATTERN
Knitting up dishcloths is a quick and easy hobby to pass the time away. I often find myself bulk knitting new dishcloths in the spring and summer. They knit up quickly, and are light projects to pack along on a road trip, or to knit up while camping or sitting on the beach.
I’ve found a few patterns that I use often. The first is the classic farmhouse style grandmother dishcloth. ( We call these dishcloths the Oma’s clothes in our house.) It’s a diagonal increase and decrease of stitches.
The second is my favourite handy little kitchen scrubby using cotton and variegated scrubbie rough yarn. The straight knit, double yarned project is fun to create in a variety of colour and texture combinations. Find the pattern below.
Here is what you need for this pattern:
Size 7 Knitting Needles– Size 5-7 should work, the end of your wash cloth will depend on the needles you have, how tight or loose you want the stitches and how thick or thin your yarn is.
Counter: This is optional as it can be helpful with keeping track of stitches or rows.
Cast on ( CO)
Cast off (CO)
OMA’S KNITTING TIPS
The final size of your dishcloth will depend on your tension. To use a whole ball of the Bernat Yard as seen above, increase your longest row to 50 stitches before starting to decrease. To be thrifty and get two dishcloths from one ball increase your longest row only to 25 stitches before starting to decrease.
Rows 1-5 Knit
Row 6: K 5, Purl 20, K last 5
Row 7: Knit
Row 8-24: Repeat rows 6 and 7
Rows 25-30: Knit
This pattern is super quick and easy, fold a few up and tie with a bow for a quick gift or keep them and use them.
A beautiful fresh new dishcloth is a great motivator for doing your dishes and skipping the dishwasher. Hello lower electricity bill!
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