Dishcloth Britches

Categories: Knitting.

I recently have been knitting dishcloths.  The simple pattern is one that I use whenever I don’t have other projects on the go.
I like to keep a stack of dishcloths for my use and to give as little gifts. This year I decided to make some up as dishcloth britches!  This is a favourite seller at church bazaars and craft sales.  You just need 2 square knitted dishcloths and some thin ribbon or yarn for fastening them together.

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This is the pattern I use for knitted dishcloths.  If you want a bigger cloth just add more than 40 stitches.  The size of the needle will also change the size of the cloth.  I use 4mm needles as I like a tight dishcloth.

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Cast on 4 stitches. K2, yo, k to end of row.

Repeat this row till you have 40 stitches on the needle.

Then start the decrease, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.

Continue till there are just 4 stitches left.

Cast off.

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You need 2 dishcloths and some thin ribbon or even yarn to put the britches together.  Fold the dishcloths in half and thread the ribbon through the top spaces on both cloths.  Then you need another piece of ribbon/yarn to tie at the crotch.  Two more pieces of ribbon/yarn will be threaded through the bottom of each cloth to make the pant legs.

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Add the poem on a small card and you have a cute little gift.  You could pair these up with hand soap, liquid soap and/or hand cream to finish off the gift.

Now don’t get excited
Don’t be misled
These aren’t for you
But your dishes instead.
Just pull on the bow
Take out the stitches
You’ve gained 2 dish cloths
But lost your britches.

You could also use crochet dish cloths.  Have fun!


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