One of the handiest things in a kitchen is a small bit of fabric that can pass for a dishcloth, light potholder, or sponge. This bit of fabric needs not to be too big or bulky–about 6-8 inches across means it is small enough to squeeze out with one hand and can be used to pull hot things out of a microwave or toaster oven–but it also needs to be big enough and solid enough to use for just about anything. It needs to be made out of cotton, to be absorbent.
These six, quick and easy patterns from Mary Rhodes make fun, practical, versatile kitchen cloths! Each pattern calls for worsted weight cotton and a size I (5.5 mm) hook, but can easily be adapted for other yarns and gauges. The final page of this booklet makes some suggestions for finishing them.
If you are looking for something quick, but still interesting to make for your charity stitching, many charities are looking for donated wash cloths, including Each Stitch Counts, The Buffalo White Calf Woman Society at Pine Ridge, and The Pink Slipper Project.
Kitchen Kloth Kollection:
Six Practical Dish Cloth/Pot Holder Patterns
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