Beatrice – Dishcloths are a quick, satisfying knit that doesn’t require a whole lot of yarn while allowing you to try out new stitches and build on your skills. Dishcloths also make a wonderful housewarming or holiday gifts! Wrap them up with some ribbon, and you’re good to go. If you’re feeling entrepreneurial, they’re great for craft fairs – low time, cost, & effort to make!
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Want more Dishcloth Madness? You’ll find more Dishcloth Patterns here.
- US7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (Either flat or circular needles will work)
- 80 yds (73 m) worsted weight yarn, preferably 100% cotton
- Tapestry needle
- Crochet hook (optional)
Yarn use for Beatrice
Knit Picks – Dishie
100% Cotton yarn
190 yds (174 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: Crème Brulee
15 stitches by 26 rows in pattern stitch = 4”/ 10 cm on US7 (4.5 mm) metal needles, unblocked. While gauge is not important, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the amount of yarn needed to complete the project.
10”/25.5 cm wide by 9”/23 cm in length, but adjustable should a different size be required.
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together.
Ssk: Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together through the back loops.
Yo: Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
Using your preferred cast-on, cast on 40 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): Knit across row.
Row 2 (WS): Knit across row.
Rows 3-4: Repeat rows 1-2 once more.
Row 5: K4, *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 6: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 7: K4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 8: Repeat row 6.
Row 9: K4, *k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 10: Repeat row 6.
Row 11: K4, *yo, ssk, k2; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 12: Repeat row 6.
Row 13: K4, *k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 14: Repeat row 6.
Row 15: K4, *k2, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 16: Repeat row 6.
Rows 17-52: Repeat rows 5-16 three more times.
Rows 53-63: Repeat rows 5-15 once more.
Row 64: Knit across row.
Row 65: Knit across row.
Rows 66-67: Repeat rows 64-65 once more.
Bind off your stitches using your preferred bind-off. If desired, do not cut your yarn and single crochet 15 chains to make a little loop for hanging your dishcloth. With your tapestry needle, weave in all your ends.
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