How to Knit a Washcloth for a Baby

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This all-cotton baby washcloth is simple and quick. A set of these would make a perfect baby shower gift.

Things You'll Need

  • Knitting Needle Point Protectors
  • Knitting Baskets
  • Size 4 Knitting Needles
  • Skein Of 100 Percent Cotton Yarns
  • Scissors
  • Purchase one skein of a light- to medium-weight, 100 percent cotton yarn for this washcloth. The finished washcloth will be about 6 or 7 inches square.

  • Use size 4 knitting needles. If you find this size needle too small to work with, move up a needle size. The dimensions of your washcloth will increase as you increase needle size.

  • Cast on 35 stitches. For the first row: knit one, then purl the remainder of the row. For the second row: purl one, then knit the remainder of the row.

  • Repeat this pattern 18 times.

  • Cast off your knitting.

Tips & Warnings

  • Purchase a large spool of cotton yarn at most craft and discount stores. This large spool comes in a variety of pastel colors (and white) and is the most economical choice if you are making more than one washcloth.
  • Refer to "How to Cast On in Knitting," "How to Do the Knit Stitch," "How to Purl" and "How to Cast Off in Knitting" in the Related eHows if you are a beginning knitter.

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