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Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern

This dishcloth is just like the kind Nana used to make!

Updated September 07, 2018
Nanas Favorite Dishcloth Pattern
Nanas Favorite Dishcloth Pattern

Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern is a simple kitchen dishcloth with an easy-to-memorize repeat that knitters of any skill level can work up. Knitted dishcloth patterns like these are perfect for scrubbing off dishes because the purl bumps on both sides allow for plenty of grabbing and friction. The best yarn to use for this knit dishcloth pattern is cotton, since it easily absorbs water and is washable, so you can use it again and again. Since this kitchen dishcloth is so versatile, you could knit up a bunch in the colors of your kitchen!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Finished Size9.5" wide x 9.5" long (24.13cm wide by 24.13cm long)

Materials List

  • Lily Sugar’n Cream The Original Yarn - Ecru (71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards) - Less than 1 skein
  • Size US 7 (4.5mm) straight needles


CO 41 sts longtail.

Rows 1-4: K across
Rows 5, 7 & 9: K3, *P2, K1; rep from * to last 5 sts, P2, K3
Rows 6, 8, 10 & 12: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 11: K across

Rep rows 5-12 seven more times, or until desired length of dishcloth, ending the final repeat on row 9.

Next 4 rows: K across

Bind off. Weave in ends.


cast on
Rep from * the number of times specified

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