As you know I love to knit. My favorite thing to knit is dishcloths because they are quick and easy. I knit in the pickup line at school, while watching TV at night and anytime I have spare time. I’ve even learned to knit while my toddler is sleeping on me.
Knitting is a calming activity for me. I’m able to focus my thoughts and relax while knitting. It brings feelings of comfort to me. My mom taught me to knit shortly after I had my first child. Since then I’ve learned to crochet as well.
During one of my husbands deployments I even started my own business selling crochet newborn photo props. I sold online and at craft fairs. It really helped to pass the time during the nine month deployment. While I loved it, it took up too much of my time. I decided to crochet and knit for myself.
I recently came across this pattern for a textured dishcloth and fell in love. Not only does it look fantastic but it’s functional.
Textured Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
Cast on 36 stiches
Row 1- K1, *P2, K2* Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. K the last stitch.
Row 2- P1, *K2, P2* Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. P the last stitch.
Row 3- K1, *K2, P2* Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. K the last stitch.
Row 4- P1, *P2, K2* Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. P the last stitch.
Repeat these 4 rows until your dishcloth measures 6 inches. Bind off and weave your loose strand into the dishcloth.
These dishcloths make great gifts. I’ve given them as Christmas gifts and housewarming gifts.
Do you have a favorite knitted dishcloth pattern? I’d love to give it a try.
Written by: Devon Bernthal