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Diamond Dishcloth/Potholder – Traditional – Worsted Weight

The classic garter-stitch dishcloth every beginner should knit

Category: Home
Technique: Fearless Knitter
Yarn Weight: Aran (8 wpi)
See also: Full-sized rectangle hand towel

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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 Weight: Aran (8 wpi)

Materials

  • 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).

Pattern Notes

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Published July 16, 2018
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