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April 4, 2020

Loom Knit Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth Pattern for Free

Inside: Loom knit Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth with the free pattern and tutorial videos.

Classic, timeless,and able to handle the toughest jobs. That’s Grandma. We can also say that about Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth pattern.  

Loom knit this iconic dishcloth from corner to corner in garter stitch by using some simple increases and decreases.  Once you learn the techniques this pattern will be sure to become your favorite too.

The patterns include written instructions and a video link to GoodKnit Kisses’ YouTube channel to show you all the skills you need to make this project.

loom knit grandma's favorite dishcloth

Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth Pattern

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

(Materials list may contain affiliate links to products I used to make this project. Using these links cost you nothing, but helps support GKK.) 

Yarn: Medium weight (#4) cotton yarn 
Peaches & Creme in color Sunshine used in sample. (2.5 oz/70.9g/ 120 yds/109 m). Makes 2.

Loom: ⅜” small gauge (SG) loom with at least 48 pegs 
Knitting Board Baby Knit Loom with 56 pegs used in sample.

Tapestry needle
Measuring tape

SKILL LEVEL Beginner+

GAUGE
16.5 sts x 40 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in garter stitch (before washing)

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 8” x 8” (20.5 x 20.5 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
K = U Wrap Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 together. Right leaning decrease
P = Purl
Ssp= Slip slip purl. Left leaning decrease
YO = Yarnover
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
St(s) = Stitch(es)

loom knit grandma's favorite dishcloth

NOTES 

You may make this pattern using the Ewrap knit stitch instead of the U knit stitch.  Note that it will make the dishcloth slightly larger and stitches more loose and open than if you use the U knit.

YO – Yarnover Increase:  Wrap empty peg as if to Ewrap knit.

This pattern calls for you to increase AFTER the first two stitches in the row.  To do this, work the first 2 pegs as listed. Then move the stitch on the first peg over one to the empty peg.  Next move the second stitch over one peg to create an empty peg. This is your increase. Ewrap this peg and continue with the row.

Decreases: move stitches inward on this pattern. 

  • K2tog moves the left stitch onto the right and knit both stitches together.
  • Ssp moves the right stitch onto the left and purl both stitches together.

If you want a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 3 sts. 

Foundation Row: Purl 3

Row 1: K2, yo, k1. [4 sts]
Row 2: P2, yo, p2. [5 sts]

Row 3: K2, yo, knit to end of row. 
Row 4: P2, yo, purl to end of row.

Repeat rows 3-4 until 48 sts on the loom ending after a row 3 or continue until desired length (about 4.5”) and even number of stitches. 

Row 5: P1, ssp, yo, ssp, purl to end of row. [47 sts]
Row 6: K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row. [46 sts] 

Repeat rows 5-6 until 5 sts remain. 

Row 7: K1, k2tog (twice)  [3 sts]

Purl bind off sts. Weave in ends.

PIN IT!

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Loom Knit Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth with these helpful tutorial videos:

How to Loom Knit Increases

How to Loom Knit Decreases

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
2 Comments
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    Kelly Marie Quesenberry May 7, 2020 at 12:58 pm Reply

    How to make things like this in pooling

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    Holy freaking cow! That’s awesome that you used the knitting board 3/8 gauge Loom with 56 pegs because a few months ago I bought that whole set of the baby net Looms! And I also have a rather large horde of cotton yarn… Yeah

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