Dishcloth Britches [Free Knitting Pattern]

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Dishcloth Britches Free Knitting Pattern

Dishcloth Britches!!

Untie the pretty ribbon and you've got a pair of pretty and practical dishcloths. A unique gift that's sure to cause a smile.

Use this free knitting pattern to knit your own dishcloth britches, they're quick and easy to knit.

Buy Handmade Dishcloth Britches

These Dishcloth Britches are available to buy through my NuMonday shop. I sell a range of unique handmade cards and children's clothing that's designed to last.

How to Knit Your Own Dishcloth Britches

If you'd like to make your own hand knitted dish cloths then you're in luck, I'm giving away my pattern completely free.

The knitting pattern is perfect of beginners. It uses only knit and pearl stitches to create the lovely bumpy texture.

This is quite a small knitting project so it’s ideal for using up leftover bits of yarn. I keep mine in my bag ready for anytime I have to wait around anywhere. It’s such a small project I can tuck the ball into my pocket and knit stood in line on the school run. It’s amazing how those few minutes here, there and everywhere can add up to a whole dishcloth.

Scroll down for the free knitting pattern.

Dishcloth Britches Free Knitting Pattern

The Poem

The little notecard included with these dishcloth knickers reads:

Now don't get excited
And don't be misled
These aren't for you
But for the dishes instead

Just pull on the bows
Take out the stitches
You've gained two dishcloths
Instead of your britches.

Supplies You’ll Need to Knit Your Own Dishcloth Britches

Dishcloth Cotton - White Creativ - Knitting Needles - 4mm Ribbons

Dishcloth Britches Free Knitting Pattern

Hand Knitted Dishcloths

Not just great for a laugh, hand knitted dishcloths are far superior to their machine made modern equivalents. The extra thick bumpy, lumpy texture is perfect for scrubbing tough stains from your pans.

In The Bathroom

They are also fantastic in the bathroom, gently exfoliating even the most sensitive skin. Use them to wrap an expensive soap for a beautifully presented gift.

Dishcloth Britches Free Knitting Pattern

Sophisticated Home Decor

These dish rags will make the perfect accent for any kitchen be it modern or traditional. There'll be no need to hide these away when guests arrive. Although I totally admit to leaving a set of mine tied together because they make me smile every time I see them.

The Perfect Gift

Such a delightfully simple luxury makes a perfect housewarming gift, particularly with its hilarious presentation. What better way to show someone how much you care about them than a little luxury they'll appreciate every single day.

Great for the Environment

Instead of the short lived modern equivalents these dishcloths will last years and years. And I really do mean it, mine are just over 10 years old and still going strong. They have been re-used thousands of times making them exceptionally Eco-friendly.

Completely hand knitted from durable 100% cotton yarn.

Each dishcloth measures a generous 8" / 20 cm square.

How to Care for Your Knitted Dishcloths

These dish cloths are super easy to care for, just pop them in the washing machine along with your normal washing. They'll survive a boil wash if you wish but modern washing machines do a great job of cleaning most fabrics at much lower temperatures making it easy to save energy. They'll be quite happy in your dryer too although I usually don't bother drying mine, they generally get used damp so I figure why bother drying them, I just pop them next to my sink ready to grab the next time one of my kids spills - so three seconds after they come out of the wash. They're super quick to air dry if your household isn't in a messy season of life.

Dishcloth Britches Free Knitting Pattern

Buy Handmade Dishcloth Britches

These Dishcloth Britches are available to buy through my NuMonday shop. I sell a range of unique handmade cards and children's clothing that's designed to last.

Free Knitting Pattern

Supplies You’ll Need to Knit Your Own Dishcloth Britches

Dishcloth Cotton - White Creativ - Knitting Needles - 4mmRibbons

Use 4mm needles and 100% cotton DK weight yarn

You can really customise the look of your Dishcloth Britches with your choice of ribbon. We have a huge range to choose from at Simply Crafting.

Cast on 40 stitches

Knit the first two rows

Then knit in pattern as follows:

K2, (K2 P2) x 9, K2
K2, (K2 P2) x 9, K2
K2, (P2, K2) x 9, K2
K2, (P2, K2) x 9, K2

Until length measures almost the same as the width.

Knit the last two rows.

Cast off in knit.

How to Assemble Your Knitted Dishcloth Britches

Fold each dishcloth in half, length ways and place them side by side so that the edges meet. Weave a ribbon through the top of them both tying a bow in the centre. Weave ribbon around the bottom of each "leg" and tie. Use a little leftover yarn to attach the two cloths together in the middle with a little bow.

The Poem

If you'd like to include the little card and poem you can download this image and print it out.

Dishcloth Britches Free Knitting Pattern

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