Learn how to knit a farmhouse kitchen dishcloth with this simple, beginner pattern commonly known as Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth.
All right friends, it’s time again for another instalment of our cozy living series, hosted by my friend Jennifer at Town & Country Living. I always look forward to seeing the cozy inspiration that everyone has to share each month!
Fall comes early for us here in Northern Alberta, this year even more so. The crisp, cool Fall air has been creeping in for weeks now, changing our leaves all those lovely Fall colours and coaxing us to pull out all of our coziest sweaters and blankets.
With Fall rolling, I’ve got to say, I’m craving all the cozy lately… and really, what could be cozier than curling up on the couch with a pair of knitting needles working away in your lap?
Especially when they’re knitting up such a simple & nostalgic little project.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s Grandma knitted up stacks of dishcloths for anyone and everyone. Not only were they pretty, but even better, they were so practical and useful.
It’s been years now since my Gran has knitted up a stack, but I still find myself thinking about them every once in a while. Even after all these years, they still top my list of favourites.
And so, I dug out that old knitting pattern for the perfect little dishcloth, the one that every knitter seems to know – commonly known as Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth, the pattern has been passed down through generations, nobody really knowing the original source.
Because of its simplicity, this is one of those patterns you can just mindlessly knit without having to pay much attention at all once you get those needles moving. It’s truly the perfect dishcloth pattern for even the most inexperienced knitter and I promise that once you try one, you’ll be knitting up your own stacks too!
Learn to Knit Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth
What you’ll need:
A pair of size 4 knitting needles and your favourite yarn.
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: knit 4
Row 2: k2, yo, k to end of row
*Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on your needle
Row 3: k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k to end of row
*Repeat Row 3, decreasing each row until you have 5 stitches left on your needle
Row 4: k2, k2Tog, k1
Bind off the last 4 stitches.
K – knit
YO – yarn over to increase
k2Tog – knit 2 stitches together to decrease
If you’re new to knitting, I’ve broken everything down, step-by-step in the video below:
You might also want to check out these other simple knitting tutorials:
Now, don’t forget to check out the other cozy living ideas below:
Why Fall is Best Season to Enjoy Gardens / Roasted Summer Squash with Orzo / How to Press Flowers in Microwave / How to Hang Onto Summer
September in the City / How to Knit Kitchen Dish Cloth / Fall Dining Table
Wishing you SUCH a lovely weekend!
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