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Best Dishcloths

Whether you knit or crochet, cotton dishcloths are wonderful for your own kitchen and to give as gifts!  My sister knits up dishcloth pairs and sends them to all our aunts and uncles for Christmas.  I used to help, but she is such a fast knitter!  Now I make crochet dishcloths to spread the joy.

With the holidays approaching, I’d like to spread the joy even further!  One 2 oz ball will make two knit dishcloths or two crocheted ones.  Both are great beginner projects for skill building!

You can make two dishcloths from one 2oz ball of Lily Sugar’n Cream

Diamond Dishcloth (Knit)

You will need:

  • 2oz Worsted/Medium (4) weight yarn, 100% Cotton (makes 2)
  • Knitting Needles US 8/5.0mm
  • Basic Yarn Sewing Kit:  small scissors, soft tape measure, yarn needle

Sample is worked in Lily Sugar’n Cream Moondance 

Instructions:

  • Cast on 5.
  • First Row:  Knit all.
  • Increase Row:  Knit 1. YO.  Knit to end of row.  Repeat Increase Row until you have a total of 40 stitches on your needle.
  • Center Rows:  Knit 1.  YO.  Knit 2 together.  Knit to end of row.  Repeat Center Row twice.
  • Decrease Row:  Knit 1.  YO.  Knit 2 together.  Knit until two stitches remain.  Knit 2 together.  Repeat Decrease Row until you have 5 stitches on your needle.
  • Last Row:  Knit all.
  • Cast Off.  Use a yarn needle to weave in loose ends.

These dishcloths work in a perfect square every time!

Square Dishcloth (Crochet)

You will need:

  • 2oz Worsted/Medium (4) weight yarn, 100% Cotton (makes 2)
  • Crochet Hook H-8/5.0mm
  • Basic Yarn Sewing Kit:  small scissors, soft tape measure, yarn needle, stitch marker

Sample is worked in Lily’Sugar’n’Cream Red, White, & Blue

Instructions:

  • Chain 26.
  • Row 1:  Chain 1 (turning chain).  In 3rd chain from hook, SC 1.  SC 28.
  • Row 2:  Chain 1 (turning chain).  Skip 1.  SC 29.
  • Rows 3 – 28:  Repeat Row 2.
  • Border (Optional):  SC down the side of the dishcloth, placing 1 SC in each row.  SC across the foundation chain.  SC up the other side of the dishcloth, placing 1 SC in each row.  (3 SC edges made, last row is already SC)
  • Fasten Off.  Cut yarn & weave in loose ends.
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