Easy knitted dishcloth

I wanted an easy knitting project for the summer. The kind of no brainer project yet still enjoyable to knit. And admittedly, my stash of dishclothes was getting super low!

So I dug into my yarn bins and found all those pretty balls of cotton yarn!

I also found a free pattern on Bernat’s website. But here are my notes on it.

The super simple pattern makes square disclothes measuring approx. 25 cm (10 inches) along each side.

16 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in garter stitch
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: (Right Side) Work even in garter stitch.
Row 2: knit 1 stitch, increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit to end of row.
Repeat last row until you have 53 stitches.
Next row: knit 2 stitches. Knit 2 stitches together. Knit to end of row.
Repeat last row until you have 3 stitches.
Bind off all stitches. Weave in ends.
Bernat suggests using their “handicrafter” cotton yarn with 5.5mm (US 9) knitting needles. But when you have a look at the labels, the suggested needle size is 4.5mm (US 7).

After a first try with the larger size needles (5.5mm – US 9) I found the resulting fabric too floppy. Therefore, I switched to the recommended needle size for each of the yarn balls I used.

As for the final size of the dishcloth, you can adapt it to suit your personal taste or your yarn remnants. After all, this is a brainless knitting project… 😉

You’ll then find tons of free patterns to try and have fun with!

I’d like to crochet some as well. They look even prettier. What do you think ?

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