Knitted Dishcloths

Alona finally got tired of watching me knit nothing but scarves, and introduced me to this easy and fun dishcloth. As a beginner knitter, I admit to being intimidated by learning to K2tog and Yo, but she made it so easy! I hope you enjoy making them as well. I love using mine – they do a great job of scrubbing dishes, but they also make great gifts. Happy Knitting!


st = stitches
K = knit
K2 = knit 2
K2tog = knit 2 together
YO = yarn over


First things first: Alona uses Sugar and Cream yarn to make these dishcloths. Choose a needle according to the size of the yarn. I use the 5.5 mm or US 9 for these yarns. Alona uses a 6.5mm or a US 10. Just don’t go too big, or you won’t have a tight knit that is needed for these dish rags.

Cast on 4 st.

1st row: K 4 sts.

2nd row: K2; yo and knit the rest of the row.

3rd row: K2; yo and knit the rest of the row.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 43 stitches on your needle.

Next row: K1; K2tog; yo; K2tog; knit the rest of the row.

Continue with this until you have only 4 stitches on your needle. Cast off and tie a small knot in the end.

Pattern by: Alona Loftin

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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