Miter Square Four-Patch Dishcloth

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Knitting, Project #102 Download the full pattern (free):

Who knew that dishcloths (washcloths) could be so fun to make? The Mason-Dixon Knitting authors are very inspiring. I saw a mens’ knitting book that recently referred to these household items as “utility cloths,” which amused me greatly. Doesn’t this “warshrag” look so much more manly now that you know it’s a utility cloth? (But seriously, it solves the problem of calling it a dishcloth/washcloth/washrag/face cloth/spa square/whatever.)


Date completed 8/9/06

2 colors of 4-ply worsted cotton:

  • Main color (MC): about 35 yds — Lily brand Sugar ’n Cream, 2.5 oz/71 g. 120 yds, solid color: Light Blue, $1.49
  • Contrast color (CC): about 20 yds — Peaches & Crème yarn, 2 oz/57 g, 98 yds/90 m. Color #133: Shaded Denim, $2.40

US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (I used DPNs as straights)
US G-7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook

Gauge: 4 sts and rows per inch

Pattern: CD Cooper, based on concepts and instructions in both the Mason-Dixon Knitting book by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne and their Web site

Finished size: About 9″ square

Approximate cost: Less than $1