Free Pattern – Tante Martha’s Dishcloth

2015-05-12 19.43.10Here’s a free pattern – a version of the dishcloths my great aunt used to make.

This is a version of the dishcloths my great-aunt used to make.  She had a masterful talent for crochet, but was also quite good at knitting.

1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – I use approximately 60% per dish cloth
US Size 7 [4.5mm] needles


I always use Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for dishcloths because that’s what my mom uses, but any kitchen cotton will do.  Also, you can easily adjust this pattern to your particular gauge.


CO 2 sts.
Kfb, k1
Kfb, k2

Repeat the following until you have 48 sts:

K2, yo, knit to 1 bef end, k1 through the back loop*

*you can do a simple k1 at the end of the increase rows, but knitting through the back loop will give you a cleaner edge

Repeat the following until you have 4 sts:

K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end

K2tog, k2
k2tog, k1

BO and weave in ends – a dish cloth you can make in an afternoon!

Copyright 2015 Windswept Designs – Please do not sell this pattern!  This is just a variation on a basic diagonal dish cloth, one that thousands of people make all the time.  Copyright maintained solely for protecting the public from being charged for a freely available pattern.   Feel free to print/copy this pattern and give it to others, but please maintain the copyright notice.  You can do anything you want with the dishcloths you make.  Enjoy!

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