I love to knit, crochet and double crochet dishcloths!!! I use them at the kitchen sink daily and give them as gifts as well. They are quick and easy, for the most part and I wouldn't use anything else for quick clean up around the kitchen. I keep a nice "collection" of that wonderful Sugar and Cream cotton yarn on hand and throw it in the car when headed to a soccer game, swim meet or if we're going to be on the road for awhile and I'm not driving! Yesterday was one of those days to knit in the car and while at the soccer field. I finished it up this morning before heading out the door...
Seed Stitch, on size 6 needles with 42 stitches total to make a 9"x9" cloth. This is a variegated cotton which is fun to knit with...you just never know how the colors will turn out and invariably, no two cloths are ever the same. Finished product flat looks like this...
It's next to the sink already. I chose not to "block" it before using. It's ready to get to work!
Size 6 knitting needles, 1 skein 100% cotton yarn
1. Cast on 42 stitches (or number of stitches to make desired size)
2. Row 1: *Knit 1, Purl 1*, Repeat from *-* across the row.
3. Row 2: Turn. *Purl 1, Knit 1", Repeat from * - * across the row
These 2 rows form a Seed Stitch Pattern.
Continue in this pattern, repeating Row 1 and Row 2 until piece measure 9"x9" or desired size.
4. Bind off all stitches and weave in loose ends.
5. Block piece if giving as gift, by lightly pressing with steaming iron.
Here's a quick video showing the Seed Stitch in action!!! Happy Knitting!