day 151: knitting 101

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These knitted washcloths are made from 100% cotton worsted weight yarn (mystery brand).  My mom, aunts, and grandmothers all knitted or crocheted a version of these dishcloths or washcloths: they’ve been a ubiquitous part of my home forever. The pattern is perfect for beginners, too!


One ball of cotton yarn

Size US 6 or 7 knitting needles

Small crochet hook (size C, D or E)


Cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: Knit 4.

Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.

Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches.

Row 3: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches left on the needle.

Bind off to last stitch.

Crochet a chain of 14-20 stitches (per your preference) and loop back to the corner of the cloth.

Weave in ends.

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