Monday, April 22, 2013

 Knitted Dish Cloth
Rating: easy

Materials: Sugar 'N Cream yarn, Size 6, 7,or 8 (US) knitting needles

Instructions: Start with a slip knot on your needle then cast on three more. (which will give you 4 on your needle)

Row 1: knit the  4

Row 2: knit 4 again

Row 3: Knit 2 yarn over, knit across the row

Repeat Row 3 until you have 44 stitches on the needle
(Now you have added all these stitches to your needle you want to start to decrease them)

Row4: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Row 4 until you have 10 stitches on the needle

Knit two together until you are left with one loop on your needle, tie a knot threw the last loop left. (I always tie a couple knots just to be sure it doesn't come untied)
I also do this with the string from the beginning of the dishrag. 
Some people just bind off the end of the dish rag, or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hand the cloth to dry when your finished using it.
A friend of mine at work shared this pattern with me, so I wanted to pass it on and share it with others. I love these cloths. If you have never used one believe me when I say you should you will love them to. You will stay busy knitting them for all your friends and family. 
Below are some pictures of finished cloth, one in the process of being made and a few of the yarns you use to make them. You can find the yarns just about anywhere, I am also adding  a picture of a larger skein that I found at Walmart for around $8.00. Which if you ask me is the way to go you get more for your money. If you have any questions about making them, feel free to ask.

This skein was a lot bigger when I purchased it, I have knitted about 7 dish cloths off this already...and you can see I still have a lot of yarn left.

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