Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Colorful Knitting

ten cotton dishcloths

This time of year, I like to knit simple dishcloths as neighbor gifts. This stack of colorful cloths were fun to knit.

The pattern is an oldie and is commonly referred to as Grandma's Dishcloth.

Grandma's Dishcloth

Yarn: Any cotton yarn (Peaches and Cream, Sugar and Cream, etc.)
Needles: Size 8 needles (US)

Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row. Repeat Row 2 until you have 40 stitches on the needle.
Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle. 

Either bind off or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner.


  1. They are pretty all stacked up like that:)

  2. I love those and have made a few...

  3. I crochet mine but may have to try your pattern. I am not much of a knitter but that seems pretty straight forward. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. This is what my daughter made when she was learning to knit. She lived with my cousin one summer while doing an internship after college, and my cousin taught her to knit. Easy for the beginner and very useful. I have a couple of them left yet.

  5. I will copy your pattern, I used to make these. After the first of the year my cousins daughter wants to learn some new hobbies this may be perfect for her. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Perfect gifts for the neighbor gals. They will love them.

  7. dishcloths are always great. Jealous you may get some snow.

  8. I love this! I want to do these so bad. Maybe this spring. I will bookmark this page now!

  9. That is my go-to pattern for dish cloths.

  10. That's one of my favorite patterns, too. Love the peppermint stripped one!

  11. Your neighbors are lucky! Send us some winter weather! It's in the mid-70s here, and the rain will not stop!


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