I have been looking for some nice dishcloths because mine are looking bad. I have bleached them to death and they are starting to look ratty!! I checked at Walmart and the dishcloths they have are just so thin. I didn't see anything I liked at Target, so I started looking around on the Internet. I found a pattern to make your own dishcloth. It said their mother makes them and they just beg for them, so I thought I would give it a try. Now that I finished my husbands scarf, I kind of miss not having something to work on. It also helps me not to snack in the evening when I have something to keep my hands busy.
The pattern is a very simple knit stitch. The only other stitch involved is a yarn over which is just to easy! I have made three of them now. After I made the first one, I tried it out and you know what? I do love it! I can see why the mother has to make them for her children.
I picked up my yarn at Walmart. It is a Sugar and Cream skein and it is 100% cotton. It comes in variegated and solid colors. It was $1.79 a skein. I was able to get two dishcloths per skein. I did change one thing in the pattern. I used a size 8 knitting needle. It just makes it a tiny bit bigger and I like this size. The first one I made, I used the size 6 needles. The pattern recommends 6 or 7. It was a little bit small and I didn't have size seven, so I tried my eights and loved this size.
Give this a try, I think you will be happy. I am going to give you the website where I got my pattern. I like to give credit where it is due!! Let me know if you need help or how you like them!
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/knitting/dishcloth.shtml Thank you Jane Lake!