Diamond Dishcloth/Potholder – Traditional – Worsted Weight

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Published July 16, 2018

Dishcloth: This is a traditional pattern whose designer is unknown. I call it the Ubiquitous Dishcloth because almost every book and class teaches this dishcloth to its new knitters, and for good reason. It’s quick, cheap, and teaches you what you need to know so that you can move on to harder and more interesting projects.

Add an optional crocheted edging and loop to hang the dishcloth from.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: One size
  • Finished Measurements: About 7.5 in (19 cm) square, 14 in (35 cm) wide by 20 in (50 cm) long


  • Yarn: Dishcloth: 60 yds (55 m) 1 ball Lily Sugar n’ Cream Stripes or any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. Hand towel: 250 yds. (230 m) above yarn. Optional (for crocheted border): 50 yds. (45 m) above yarn in a contrasting color.

  • Needles: 1 pair straight needles,
  • Needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, Optional (for crocheted border): One crochet hook US size G or H (4.0 or 5.0 mm).


BO – Bind Off
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 Together
Sts – Stitches
YO – Yarnover

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8 thoughts on “Diamond Dishcloth/Potholder – Traditional – Worsted Weight”

  1. Liat, I’m just though the increases and am doing the repeating rows of one row decrease, one row increase. I’m not seeing how this towel ends up to be rectangle shape. Right now i have both the increase side and the decrease side angling in the same direction. Is this right? And if so, I am to knit this alternating inc/dec until i reach 20″…20″ from the point or 20″ along one side? No doubt I am overthinking this…


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