Crocheted or Knitted Diagonal Washcloths

Here’s a great little project idea for you. They make wonderful gifts too. Handmade face or dishcloths made with cotton or linen have a unique feel and durable quality you can’t buy. Here are 2 versions that have been around for a long time. Thank you Jo for the suggestion. These small squares are an excellent way to expand your stitch repertoire (cables, moss stitch, double crochets, shells) on a less intimidating scale.

Crochet Version

Knit Version

150yds worsted cotton or linen
Size G hook
1 50gr ball worsted cotton or linen yarn
Size 8 needles
Chain 2, 2 sc in second ch from hook,
Turn, *ch 1, work 2 sc in first st, sc across
To last st and work 2 sc in that st, ch1 & turn*
continue increasing in this manner until you
have 60 st and start decreasing. *ch 1, turn, skip.
first sc and work sc across, skip the second to the
last st, sc, ch1, turn.* repeat from *to* until
have 2 st, ch1 and work a round of sc around
entire edge working 3sc in each corner stitch.
This is where you can get creative and do different
edges like picot or shells.
Cast on 4 sts
*k3, yo, k to end of row* repeat between * until you
have 45 sts. *k2, k2 tog, yo, k2tog, k to the end of row*
repeat between * until you have 4 sts, bo. Weave in ends and block
If you end up with leftovers in different colors you you can use them to add some cool stripes.