Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Little Ol' Lady Dish Rags and Pot Holders!

I am obsessed with knitted dish rags! I love how they feel in my hand. I always thought knitted dish rags were for lil ol' ladies, but I'm rethinking that!! The weight is just how I like my rags! I made them black or brown because my white dish rags were a nice shade of dirty and I bleach them til they shred. I use the Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn that comes in yummy colors if you prefer another color dish rag. Am I overthinking this?!

These are my dishrags that have been washed and dried for a few months now...there's some fuzzies on them but they are presentable unlike my other "white" rags.

These are Chelsey's pot holders and dish rag, I love the colors. They definitely look like they belong to a young lady!!
I also made crocheted pot holders out of the same yarn. I've never crocheted anything so I thought this was a good place to start since it's one simple stitch over and over.  I notice my hands and arms were sore after crocheting.  Apparently it uses different muscles than knitting!

The potholders are two layers of crocheted yarn so they are pretty effective for keeping the heat away from your hands.

If you wanna give the dish rag a try, below is the pattern I use, it's passed down from a friend who doesn't know where the pattern came from she's had it memorized for so long, neither one of us is claiming ownership of the pattern, we're just sharing it!

Knitted Dish Rag Directions

Yarn  1 skein of Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn. If you buy the smaller skeins, 2 oz, you'll get one and a lil more  dish rag out of it. If you use the bigger skein you can get two dish rags.

Needles size 7 10 inch,  gauge isn't important

Cast on 4 stitches

Row 1  K1 row
Row 2  K2 YO into end of row
Repeat row2 until there are stitches the entire length of your needle, you will have 1/2 of the dish rag knitted on a diagonal.

Then you start decreasing:

K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end of row. Repeat until 4 stitches left on needles, cast off.

That's it! It takes me about 1 1/2 hours or so to make one.  They are good to take to work on when you'll be waiting somewhere for a long time since it isn't a lot of supplies to carry and it's lightweight.

Now go make one!! I'd love to hear how it turns out!

Go make something!



  1. OK! I claim to have learned how to knit. This is the perfect project to get me back being an "Chick with a Stick"! Thanks for sharing this information you must known my needles have not seem daylight in a long time.

    1. I really am obsessed with making them and using them, I have enough now so I always have a clean one to use. I am branching out to some of the fun colors, I just couldn't resist them! I really can't believe I am so passionate about a dish rag, but I am....it truly is the little things in life that are important! I can't believe I just wrote that!!