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Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth

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There's never a bad time to start collecting more free dishcloth knitting patterns, and this one is definitely a keeper. Use this pattern for Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth to make all of your friends a practical gift that looks great too! Knit with several yarn overs, this cloth features a framed edge, making it as visually appealing as it is great for using in the kitchen. Master the yarn over technique while whipping up a stylish kitchen accessory with Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth!

Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth
Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth
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Beginner

Knitting Needle Size: 6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Feb 19, 2014

someone gave me a knitted dish cloth like this. I am glad to find the pattern, but I sure can't figure it out. How do you increase in the 3rd row. I need it explained clearer.

 

Aug 10, 2012

This is the first thing I learned to knit, this very pattern!! My Aunt gave it to me to knit for the church bizarre about six years ago and I've been knitting them for that ever since.

 

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Jul 9, 2012

i have enjoyed this pattern for years, and old friend gave it to me many years ago

 

Jun 25, 2012

Since learning to make these dishcloths, I have made about 600 of them. I sell them at craft shows and give them to my 7 children and several grandchildren, sister-in-laws and friends at Christmas and birthdays. It gives me something to do in the evenings while I sit and watch TV. I think I could make them in my sleep....lol

 

May 24, 2012

This is a good basic pattern, my mom does it alot and I've done a few. I am at crocheting though so I do tunisian crochet dishcloths, I think they are faster! And I like the results of 2 color linen stitch dishcloths, but they take longer to do(for me). I also found the stitch for both of these to be stronger, as it produces a denser fabric swatch. But I was wondering, I usually use crochet cotton, are there some fibres stronger for this pattern, or are there some fibres that would be better ie. softer for a baby's washcloth?

 

May 24, 2012

the easiest and most fun. works up quickly. and i make the small version for the baby washcloths. goes through the washer and dryer with no problems. i've made these for the last few years. more than 50, and everyone loves them. thank you

 

Apr 14, 2012

I have found that in making dishcloths it is fun to use a second strand of crochet thread in a coordinating color.........I use Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 (or DMC) crochet thread and just work with the two balls at once. (one sugar and cream and one size 10 crochet thread) I have varied this pattern also and have been having great luck with it. I start by casting on 4...........then increase in the 3rd loop every row up until you have 40 rows.......then decrease by knitting 2, then knit 2 together........all the way down till you have 5 loops left.........then I knit two, bind off, knit 2 together, bind off, knit two together and bind off..........then the corner doesn't seem to stretch out and is more uniform and matches the other 3. I use size 9 bamboo circular needles with a 16" connection. Have been making these by the dozens lately in all sorts of pretty varigated colors. It's amazing what the extra crochet thread worked in does..........gives the dish cloth a more substantial structure too. I am so happy I met a lady in the yarn isle one day and she told me about this wonderful dishcloth pattern. By only going up to 40 rows, it is a much nicer size to use also and I can get two cloths from one standard Sugar and Cream ball of yarn.

 

Apr 13, 2012

I love this pattern. BUT, no matter what I do, every time I finish one it's lopsided and ends up taking a diamond shape instead of square. What could be causing this?

 

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