Before I learned crocheting or knitting I couldn’t understand why someone would want to use pretty hand crocheted or hand knit washcloths or dishcloths. It didn’t make any sense. I could just buy a much cheaper version from the store and I wouldn’t feel sad when they got dirty or fell apart.
That was of course until I crocheted my own and then knit my own.
First of all knitting or crocheting them is a great way for beginners to learn new stitches and improve their skills without worrying about ruining expensive yarn and they are quick to finish and don’t use up a lot of yarn.
I like my dishcloths on the smallish side and I like them textured too. It is also best to use 100% cotton because it is really absorbent and hey that is what washcloths need to do right?
The yarn I used is mystery cotton but I am guessing it is light worsted or DK weight.
2 stitch markers
Size 6 (4mm) needles
A skein of worsted weight ( my 50gm ball made two washcloths and I still had leftover yarn)
Cast on 35 stitches
Row 1 – 8 : Knit
Place stitch markers after the 4th stitch and before the last 4 stitches to mark the garter border.
For all rows knit to the first stitch marker and continue with pattern below, and then knit from the second stitch to the end.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: *K1,P1*, K1
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: *P1, K1*, P1
Repeat rows 9 – 12, 9 more times
Repeat rows 1 – 8 once.
Bind off and weave in any ends.
Of course you could make a cup of coffee and cast on another one.