This is a free knitting pattern for a knitted dish cloth. This free knitting pattern uses craft cotton and the traditional garter stitch to prepare a knitted dish cloth which is both hard wearing and washable. Knitted cotton dish cloths have been used in the home for many decades. This free knitting pattern produces a dish cloth which is approximately 20cm x 20cm but can be amended to make a bigger sized dish cloth by simply casting on more stitches and then knitting additional rows until it becomes square.
As a child, I can remember quite clearly being given craft cotton and a pair of knitting needles almost as soon as I could knit and being left to knit dish cloths for Mum to use in the kitchen. Then it seemed to take me for ever to complete one. Now they are provide a nice carefree piece of knitting to do one evening in front of the telly.
1 x 100g ball of craft cotton is sufficient to produce 3 dishcloths of 20cm x 20cm in size.
1 x 100g Ball of wool is sufficient to make approximately three dishcloths (20cm x 20cm).
1 x 100g Ball of wool is sufficient to make approximately three dishcloths (20cm x 20cm)
1 x 5mm Knitting Needles
1 x 100g Craft Cotton (Ecru or White)
1 x 2mm Crochet hook (for hanging loop)
If adding the optional hanging loop, cast off to leave the last stitch on the needle. Transfer this onto the 2mm crochet hook and crochet 20 chains before completing the circle. Tie off securely and sew in ends.
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