52 Dishcloth Patterns

imageFor some time now, Knit Picks has been posting a free pattern a week for dishcloths. I generally knit the same simple pattern over and over for mine, because after a few uses, a dishcloth tends to look, well, like a used dishcloth. But some of these are pretty enough to give as gifts. I like to use a nice one to gift wrap small items like soaps or shower gel. This site contains both knit and crochet designs.

So, without the proverbial further ado,

here’s the link

to all these great little free patterns. (Wait, isn’t ” great little” an oxymoron?”)

Knitted Star Cloth

Always on the lookout for unusually shaped spa or dish cloths, yesterday I came across this pretty pattern. The designer, Dionn (I think), over at Sew Funky, says it works up quickly, using worsted weight cotton yarn and size 6 (US) needles  (4mm).