Several years ago, someone gave a pair of dishcloth britches to my daughter. I looked them over pretty well and figured out how to make them. No, it's not my original idea; I don't know who to give credit to for designing them, but I will try to explain how to make them.
Materials needed: 2 dishcloths (waffle weave is easiest to work with)
yarn scraps or small ribbon scraps (I found that yarn ravels easily)
a needle with a large eye (a needle threader helps too)
Run a piece of the yarn around the top to form the top of the britches, connecting the two dishcloths at the back.
Draw up slightly and tie the ends in front to make a bow.
Also run the yarn around each bottom to form the legs;
again draw up yarn and tie into bows.
Join the two dishcloths in the center with three bows, and you have britches.
I'm not so poor
Nor do I have riches
But I thought you'd like
This pair of britches.
Happy Days to you
and Best Wishes;
This will help you
Do your dishes.
Just untie the bows
And pull the stitches;
You will have two dishcloths,
But you lost your britches!
These make a cute addition to a shower gift or could be used as a hostess gift.