These were a fun, fast knitting project that ended up being wildly useful. We can always use dishcloths around here and we never seem to have enough. And the snowman dishcloth is festive for this time of year.
I will say — the pattern is subtle. But it’s also very simple, and a good way to get started knitting your own things.
You could even make him into a baby blanket. Cast on 140 stitches, and repeat the pattern 4 times to get the right width across. I’d repeat the pattern 5 times lengthwise to get the right height — but the nice thing about blankets is that if you do that and it doesn’t look long enough, you can just keep going. It would be a lovely winter baby blanket (if you really wanted to get serious, you could even double-knit it. Oooooh — warm!)
You can download the knitting pattern here. You’ll need one ball of Sugar ‘n Cream Ecru yarn, and size 6 needles to get started. These would be a fun add-on Christmas present — or knit up several to give to someone in a bundle…because, again, who doesn’t need dishcloths?
If you’re looking for more knitting patterns, try one of these:
— Easy Popcorn Baby Blanket — by far the most popular knitting pattern on the blog, and such a great, squishy blanket for new babies!
— The Simple Snowflake Baby Blanket — another uncomplicated, super-warm blanket for cold winter days!
— 10 Adorable Blanket Knitting Patterns — more easy, beautiful ideas for baby blankets
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