For a simple pattern just knit a square. Change colors on the last row. knit 2 together, knit to end. Repeat until you have one stitch left, and pull your yarn through. This will make a triangle roof shape. You'll need to play with your yarn/needle size combination to determine the # of stitches you need to cast on.
Embroidered windows, doors, chimney, etc... can be added if you are so inspired. A good base size of potholders: 7-8". Coasters ~4" square. Dishrags- vary greatly. If you use wool yarn for the coasters or potholders you can knit them on large needles and knit them BIG. They can be felted down to size and will be nice and thick. We'd probably start with worsted weight wool on size 10 or bigger needles. Or knit two strands of worsted on size 15 needles.
Our goal is to have hundreds knitted of felted houses, and we would love your help in making them!
Please turn in by June 1st.
The Little Knittery, in Atwater Village, Los Angeles has kindly offered to be a drop off (or send to) place for us:
The Little Knittery
3195 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039