The humble homemade knit dishcloth is a favorite in many households, including mine. They last a long time, wash up well, they’re sturdy for cleaning up. Plus, it’s one of those fast little knitting projects that gives you the quick satisfaction of seeing your finished project. I can often knit one up in an evening, provided I sit myself down on the couch soon enough after dinner.
So for all the knitters out there, I thought I would share my favorite dishcloth pattern. This is the basic “knit on the diagonal” pattern that’s been around for years. I like it because it doesn’t take a whole lot of thinking or keeping track of a complex pattern stitch. It’s a fun and relaxing way to Make Your Own dishcloths.
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2 Ways to Knit Diagonal Dishcloths
To knit this dishcloth you will need:
1 Ball Cotton Yarn (Such as Sugar ‘N Cream Brand)
Size 10 Straight Knitting Needles
Cast on 4 stitches
Knit next 2 rows
Next Row: Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit across to end
Repeat this row until you have 47 stitches
Next Row: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together, Knit across to end
Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches left
Knit 2 rows even
My one frustration is that after making the dishcloth, there’s not quite enough yarn left in the ball to make another one, and so I have a nice little collection of remainder balls that I need to get busy and find a way to use up.