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Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern


Updated October 10, 2016
(22 Votes)


Nana knows best, and this knit dishcloth pattern is proof! Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern is a great pattern for beginning knitters who want to learn a simple stitch with lots of texture and visual interest. This beginner's knit is perfect for a rainy day or a relaxing evening at home in front of the TV. The beauty of patterns like Nana's Favorite Dishcloth is you'll be able to complete a practical piece for your kitchen while learning a new stitch. Work one up for yourself today and you will have a stylish kitchen accessory in no time.

Nanas Favorite Dishcloth Pattern
Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern
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Knitting Needle Size: 6 or 4 mm

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


If you love this knit dishcloth pattern and want to find even more wonderful kitchen knitting patterns, be sure to check out "Learn How to Knit with a Knit Dishcloth Pattern: 10 Patterns for Beginners."

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It's been a while since I've done any knitting and the kids are getting ready to fly the coup so I'll knit a few of these dish cloths to give them on their way out. These look nice, sturdy and cheery! Maybe using these they'll remember the ol' mom and call home more often.

I love how this turned out... making sets of dish cloths for our three girls, think that they will love them..

Can't get to the pattern - receiving error message

Hello mmc3337777 3492846! If you click the pink button that says, "Click here for knitting pattern," you should be able to view the pattern in full on the blogger's site. We have just verified the link works. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

never thought of knitting dishclothes until allfreeknitting - now I am hooked like the idea of the placemat - wonder if they would work as hot pads under warm dishes to protect the table? any ideas???

I love this pattern and can envision a lot of different ways to use it in my kitchen. I think it would make perfect place mats, that would cushion my dinnerware. Just add on a few repeats until its as wide as you want, then knit to length. If you cast on 49 stitches, the finished mat would be approximately 12.5" wide.

wonderful, beautiful pattern. I have been knitting for 3 weeks and found this pattern to be very easy, but looks fancy! and it is thick, which I like a lot. I used peaches and cream cotton yarn and number 7 needles.

can't open, error message.

Hi there, irish smitty! Thank you for your extremely prompt observation. We've fixed the broken link. Happy knitting! -The Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is the first knitted pattern I have ever made, and it turned out beautifully. Easy to follow instructions for this crocheter-turned-knitter. I used 8 mm needles and ww yarn, and knitted 3 rows at the beginning and ends. Lovely!

Can you tell me how many stitches you would cast on if you wanted to make this baby blanket sizw?

I too noticed several errors. It states to use 3.75 mm needle or needle to get gauge, and there is no gauge given. Also there is nothing in the pattern to indicate there is any kind of border, except the 2 knit stitches at the beginning and end of each row. I'm going to have a go at it today, when I work it out, I'll post it here tomorrow or the next day.

hello:I was just going to make the kitchen dishcloth noni s favorite I don t know what you mean by k2[k1,p2]x11, k3. i don t know what x11 means. thank you.

It means knit 2 stitches, then follow pattern as follows Knit 1, purl 2 stitches , 11 times then knit 3 stitches to finish.

in knitting patterns when there are instructions in brackets they indicate what is to be repeated to create the pattern in this case you are repeating the k1,p2 11 times before moving onto the k3. hope this helps.

It looks like you have a border row(s) of several knit stitches?

It looks like 4 rows of knit stitch first before starting pattern. Also 4 knit stitches at beginning and end of each row. Then finish with 4 rows of knit stitch.

There is a note at the bottom of the pattern indicating that there are 3 rows of knit at the beginning and end of the pattern.

Me too, Error message Cute pattern!!

I was just able to access the pattern. It did take a while for the pattern to load, but the page showed up for me. Make sure your browser is up to date, as that may also be causing problems :)

Can't open--error message

It looks as though the blogger's site may have been down temporarily. I just tried to access the pattern and was successful :) Hopefully everything is working okay for you now.

Error message also

error message on opening????


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