Grandma’s Favorite with a Bit of Crochet

07 Jul
The “Grandma’s Favorite” dishcloth pattern is one you can find in several places, and now this blog is going to be another – I have made several of these dishcloths, but I have to admit, when I knit to the end and bind off, one of my corners always looks odd. It is always pulled more and looks… wonky. I was making one the other day and got the idea of putting a loop on it – a loop would solve the annoyance of the weird corner and the draping of cloths in the shower when there are hooks – ya know, to hang things like washcloths and scrubbers from.

While I do not claim to have written the Grandma’s Favorite pattern, I think there are enough variations out there and I could not find a name to give credit too. I did write the following pattern for the main cloth from memory (no copying anyone anywhere) and then added my modification at the end… because, well – that’s where the modification takes place.

Grandma’s Favorite with a Bit of Crochet
By Cris (and whomever wrote the main Grandma’s Favorite pattern, which is unknown at this time)

Items’ Needed
1 skein worsted weight 100% cotton yarn (brand does not matter)
size 8 knitting needles
size I crochet hook
tapestry needle

st = stitches
rpt = repeat
k = knit stitch (knitting)
yo = yarn over (knitting)
k2tog = knit two stitches together
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
ch = chain stitch (crochet)
sp = space
prev = previous
sl = slip stitch

cast 4 st onto knitting needle

Row 1 (knitting)

k across (4 st)

Row 2
k 2, yo, k 2

Row 3
k 2, yo, k across to end
rpt row 3 until 45 st on needle

Row 4
k 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k across to end
rpt row 4 until 10 st on needle

Row 5
bind off 10 st but leave the last loop “active” for the crochet hook

Row 6 (crochet)
insert the crochet hook into the last loop left after binding off the knit cloth
turn work
ch 1
3 hdc in yo loop left from knitting
3 hdc in next yo loop left from knitting
sc in st at end of the row (will have to find a place, will not be obvious)

Row 7
ch 1, turn work
3 hdc in sp center of the previous row
sc in last st from prev row
ch 1, turn

Row 8
sc in next st
ch 7
sk 1 st
sc in next st
sl in last st, finish off

Use the tapestry need to weave in your ends.

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Posted by on July 7, 2012 in My Projects, Original Patterns


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