Knit Your Own Wash Cloth

For Christmas I received a gift of a handmade knitted washcloth and a wonderful bar of handmade soap!  I loved them both and remembered that my grandmother used to knit washcloths as gifts.  I reached out to my aunt and asked her for the pattern, which she gladly shared and then told me it was grandma’s pattern.  I remembered that grandma had sent me the pattern and I was new to knitting and the yarn overs scared me –  I need to look for the piece of paper!  This is a fast knit and you can knit a washcloth in an afternoon or over the course of 2 evenings.   I made mine a little smaller than the pattern shared below – I wanted to make a special one for Stella since we had just bought some beautiful handmade soap – her’s was a cranberry bar!

Knitted Wash Cloth

Items Needed

Size 8 knitting needles
Cotton yarn

1.Cast on 4 stitches

2. K2, yarn over, knit to end

3. Repeat step 2 until you have 60 stitches on the needle (I repeated until I had 40 stitches).

4. Start decreasing by: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together…knit to end

5. Repeat step 4 until there is 4 stitches on the needle, bind off.

6. Weave in ends and go take a shower or bath to use your new washcloth!

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2 Responses to Knit Your Own Wash Cloth

  1. Candace says:

    I love this pattern. I just made one over the weekend. I give them as wash cloths or dish cloths. : ) Yours looks great.

  2. Jo says:

    These are the best….and Grandma loved knitting them!

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