March is Craft Month: Knit a Dishcloth

image of woman’s hands knitting

Knitting can be an easy and enjoyable craft for seniors, especially when the item is simple like a dishcloth. Experiment with colors or stitches for a personal touch.

Whether kept or gifted, the satisfaction of making something special is priceless!


  • Knitting needles (size 7-9)
  • Worsted weight cotton yarn (50-100 grams)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle


  • Gather materials in a comfortable, well-lit space.
  • Cast on 30 stitches using the long-tail method.
  • Knit every row until the dishcloth is square or desired size.
  • Bind off by knitting the first two stitches, lifting the first over the second until one stitch remains. Cut yarn and thread through.
  • Weave in ends using a yarn needle.
  • Wash the dishcloth and let it air dry.

Remember, practice makes perfect.
If you make a mistake, don’t worry; it’s part of the learning process.
Enjoy your knitting!

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