Directions for Knitting Cotton Dishcloths

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Knitting a cotton dishcloth is a quick project for the experienced knitter and a great starting point for the beginner. It can be used not only as a dishcloth but also as a rag for scrubbing floors and walls. The coarse nature of the cotton makes it a useful tool in your cleaning arsenal. It's also a quick and easy project to sell at craft fairs or to use in place of a bow on a gift.

Things You'll Need

  • 50 grams cotton yarn
  • Size 10 knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Cast on four stitches. Knit the first row.

  • Knit the second row. Knit two stitches, yarn over and then knit to the end of the row. Repeat this row until there are 52 stitches on the needle. You are now halfway done with the dishcloth.

  • Begin the second half of the dishcloth. Knit one, knit two stitches together, knit to the end of the row. Repeat this pattern until there are four stitches left.

  • Cast off. Pull the yarn through the last stitch to make a knot. Cut the yarn leaving a 1-inch tail.

  • Using a yarn needle weave the tails into the starting and ending corners. Cut off any yarn that did not weave into the cloth.

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References

  • "Begin to Knit"; American Thread Company; Book 201
  • Knitting Site
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images
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