I’ll be honest. I designed this sponge because I hate dish cloths. I like that dish cloths can be washed and reused. But I don’t like that they are so floppy and hard to hold. The Turtle Love Kitchen Sponge pattern is my solution to the classic floppy dish cloth.
This sponge is slightly smaller in size compared to a traditional plastic sponge. If you want a larger sponge, you can easily cast on more stitches and/or knit more rows.
The Turtle Love Kitchen Sponge pattern is knit using the double knitting technique. This technique creates a double layered fabric with a pocket in the center. The center design pins the two sides of the pocket together in the middle. This pinched center helps to keep the stuffing in place and maintain it’s shape.
You can make approximately 7 knitted sponges from two balls of Dishie Yarn. This makes it the perfect inexpensive gift to give everyone for Christmas or Valentines Day. Or knit yourself a full set and have one for every day of the week.
One size: 2.5″ x 4.75″
- Charted and written instructions
- Recommendations for alternative yarns
- Alternative color suggestions
- Resources for techniques used in pattern
Size 6US or 4MM, double pointed needles
- “Standard Size” Crochet Hook
- Row counter – optional
KNIT PICKS DISHIE
OR 50 yards – Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in two colors (25 yards for each color)