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Cookout Crafts: 30 Knit Dishcloth Patterns and More

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor for AllFreeKnitting.com

Felt Roving PotholderWho doesn’t love a good cookout in the summer?  The smell of sizzling burgers is a pleasant background to the chatter of friends and family who have gathered to share a simple meal. With the help of these free knitting patterns you can take your cookout and home décor to the next level.  Creating dishcloths and placemats is a great way for beginning knitters to build confidence, and you’ll treasure these handmade projects for years to come.  Knit dishcloth patterns are easy to follow and provide a small framework in which knitters can improve their skills.  With handmade potholders and placemats, your cookouts will quickly become the talk of the town.

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Cookout Crafts: 30 Knit Dishcloth Patterns and More

Cookout Crafts: 30 Knit Dishcloth Patterns and More

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Knit Dishcloth Patterns

Festive Knit Placemats

Knit Pot Holders and Hot Pads

 

Knit Dishcloth Patterns

Citrus Slice DishclothsKnitted Dishcloth patterns are an easy way to add a bit of color and style to your kitchen while practicing your knitting skills.  With a bit of patience and a good knit dishcloth pattern, you’ll be on your way to covering your kitchen in no time.  Since these projects are so quick, you can easily whip up a cloth for nearly any occasion.  You’ll love having these handy dishcloths on hand for this summer’s cookout; they can double as potholders and are an easy way to spruce up your settings.  You won’t want to pull out the fine linens for a barbecue, but these dishcloths will make a nice replacement.

 

 

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Festive Knit Placemats

 

Sugar'n Cream Stripes PlacematOnce you’re ready to sit down and eat at that picnic table, you’ll need something to make it look a little more like home.  With the help of these knit placemats, you’ll be eating in style in no time.  The summer is great season to use your cotton placemats out of doors, since they’ll wash easily and can be easily moved from house to picnic table.  These free knitting patterns are a wonderful way to take your cookout to the next level.

 

 

Knit Pot Holders and Hotpads

 

Summer Fruit Pot HoldersHot pads are something often overlooked in the typical kitchen.  They end up shoved in drawers and forgotten, or are used perhaps a bit beyond their natural life span.  However, wool is actually a prime material to use for hot pads; it’s a naturally fire-resistant fiber that, at worst, will merely singe (unless you’re throwing the pot holder directly into a fire).  These knitted hot patterns will be a joy to create and use.  Adding a little bit of decorative flair to your table is easy with these free knitting patterns, and they’re great stash busters to boot. You’ll be sure to get plenty of compliments if you use one of these at your next cookout or family dinner.

 

 

 

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