Before I got married, I used to be really crafty. I liked cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting, and just about anything else I could find to do. Except for maybe sewing. That’s never really been my thing.
But now, as a busy mom, I don’t have time for crafts, outside of the little projects I do with my kids.
Except for knitting.
My grandma taught me to knit when I was a teen and this dishcloth was my very first knitting project. And it’s stuck with me all these years!
I was close to my grandma. I loved playing card games, Boggle, and doing search-a-words with her. Or maybe we’d watch game shows while we ate Blue Bunny’s toasted almond fudge ice cream. She spoiled me and in her eyes I could do no wrong. Doesn’t everyone need someone like that in their life? That’s what grandparents are for.
I really enjoy knitting dishcloths and I almost always have one in progress. It’s quick and easy to whip one up. It’s a relaxing way to de-stress and the end product is lovely and useful. In fact, these dishcloths are the only ones I’ll use in my kitchen.
I did a little research and found out that this dishcloth pattern has been around since the dark ages and is most frequently referred to as “Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth”. The author of the pattern is unknown so I was unable to give the author credit.
Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth
- Sugar ‘N Cream or Peaches & Creme yarn (100% cotton)
- Size 6 knitting needles
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: knit 4
Row 2: knit 2, yarn over, knit to the end of the row
Repeat row 2 until you’ve got 44 stitches on your needle
Row 3: knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row
Repeat row 3 until you have only 4 stitches left on your needle
Bind off your 4 stitches. Weave in the ends of your yarn and trim excess.
And that’s it!
Now you should have a lovely little dishcloth to use in your kitchen or to give away to a friend.
I love these dishcloths. They work so much better than my dishcloths from the store. I even think this particular pattern is superior to other more complicated knit dishcloth patterns. They work better, they remain soft, and they’re a good size.
Once you try one, you’ll be hooked! Happy knitting!