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Simple Cotton Dishcloth

Start your knitting career off with a simple, practical dishcloth knitting pattern. Practice your foundational knitting skills with this garter stitch pattern. With multicolored yarn, you can create a beautiful displayand hide any beginners mistakes that you might make! Homemade kitchen items bring personality to your home. You only need one ball of washable cotton yarn to start your knitting addiction. This simple pattern will help you complete your first project with confidence and ease. Youll feel proud every time you pick this dishcloth from your kitchen drawer.


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

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

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Sometimes you don't need a fancy pattern to make something really nice. This simple cotton dish cloth pattern is just right - enough texture from the garter stitch for washing and cleaning, a basic design that shows off self patterning cotton yarn, and best of all it works up quickly.

I haven't worked with cotton yarn before so that will make these interesting. The texture of these are just right for dish washing cloths! A dish cloth is NEVER a waste. I don't really need good excuses to work up some of these! I'll be making haste on these! I think I'll work up some of these along with some other linens for a house warming gift for the young adults in my family.

Thankyou jdmario, should have thought of that myself as I am always looking up conversions on internet, just didn't think of wool conversions!

I am from Australia and wondered if you could tell me what ply wool or cotton is used for the dishcloth and if there is a chart of comparable wool I could purchase here with other items you create. Many thanks in anticipation. Love your site

Hi geebee 7477383, There are a ton of yarn conversion charts you can look up online for free. This pattern uses 10 ply yarn. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Lovely pattern. Came out exactly like the photo.

I have been making this dishcloth for many years and everyone loves them. I have given them to friends and family and they always ask me for another one when their's wear out. I have also taught a few friends how to make them, but many of them just want me to make it for them. And I happily do so.


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