I always reach for the smallest cloths in the drawer first. This one fits the bill and it’s scrubby, too. Knits up super fast, and there is a very simple crochet border to look forward to once you’re done knitting that even a knitter like me can do. I can’t think of a name for it, so if you have any ideas . . .
UPDATE: We have a name. Several cute ones were suggested, but the majority rules. Tammy Lyman came up with the winner. Thanks, Tammy and, everyone, thanks for playing Name That Dishcloth!
Introducing . . .
The Bubble Scrubber
Yarn: dishcloth cotton like Sugar ‘n Cream, assorted colors
Needles: your preferred for dishcloth cotton, I use size 6 usually
Cable needle, or improvised cable needle (bent paperclip, spare dpn, for example)
Crochet hook, size G
Make cluster: slip next 3 sts on cable needle, wrap yarn counterclockwise around stitches on cable needle 6 times, knit 3 sts from cable needle (note: don’t wrap the yarn too tightly or it will make the spaces on the sides of the cluster gap too much)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2 and all even (WS) rows: Purl
Row 3: K5, make cluster, k5, make cluster, k5
Row 5: As row 1
Row 7: *K1, make cluster, k5, make cluster, k5, make cluster, k1
Repeat rows 1-7 two times.
Repeat rows 1-4 one time.
Bind off to last stitch.
Transfer last stitch to crochet hook.
For crochet border:
Sc all the way around
Sc, ch 3, sk 2, all around again.
Secure last stitch and weave in ends.
Here I have placed the three stitches on the “cable needle” (a spare needle, in blue)
This slightly fuzzy pic shows how I have wrapped the first of 6 stitches counterclockwise around the stitches on the cable needle.
Now I have wrapped all six stitches around the stitches on the cable needle.
OK. Here I replaced the stitches from the cable needle back onto the left hand needle. Some knitters knit from the cable needle and that is fine, too. However you do it.
Now I have knitted those three stitches and am ready to continue knitting 5 more sts before I knit another cluster.
The stitch in the middle of the row.