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Dishcloth Madness: Claribel

ClaribelDishcloths are a quick, satisfying knit that doesn’t require a whole lot of yarn while allowing you to try out new stitches and build up your knitting skills. 

 

Dishcloths also make a lovely housewarming or holiday gift! Wrap them up with some ribbon, and you’re good to go. If you’re feeling entrepreneurial, they’re great for craft fairs; they’re low time, cost, & effort to make!

 

Drop a photo of your dishcloth in the rhyFlower Knits Facebook Group or the #dishclothmadness tag on social media! ♥

 

Want more Dishcloth Madness? You’ll find more Dishcloth Patterns here

 

Choosing Yarn – For a dishcloth, you want a durable yarn that can withstand being exposed to a lot of water and friction since you will be scrubbing with it. It would be best if you stayed far away from wool, which will fall apart when soaked in water. 

 

Cotton, on the other hand, will lend to dishcloths that are durable and lasting. If using a 100% cotton yarn is out of budget or not available, your second option is to go for blends. Cotton and soy blends make soft and strong yarns, precisely what you want for a dishcloth. Strong for scrubbing and yet gentle on the hands. Just ensure that the combination has more cotton than the secondary fiber to ensure strong and soft factors.


Difficulty

Intermediate

Materials

  • US7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (Either flat or circular needles will work)
  • 75 yds / 68.5 m worsted weight yarn, preferably 100% cotton
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cable needle
  • Crochet hook (optional)

Yarn used in Claribel Sample

Knit Picks – Dishie
100% Cotton yarn
190 yds (174 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Crème Brulee

Gauge

18 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.

Finished Measurements

8.25” / 21 cm wide by 9.25” / 23.5 cm in length, but adjustable should a different size be required.

Stitch Glossary

1/1 LPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, p1, then k1 from cable needle.
1/1 RPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at the back of work, k1, then p1 from cable needle.
1/1/1 LPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, slip next stitch to second cable needle and place at the back of work, k1, p1 from back cable needle, then k1 from front cable needle.
1/1/1 RPC: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and place at the back of work, k1, slip left-most stitch from cable needle to LH needle, move cable needle with remaining stitch to the front of work, p1 from LH needle, then k1 from cable needle.
K: Knit.
P: Purl.
RS: Right side.
WS: Wrong side.


Claribel Directions

Using your preferred cast-on, cast on 41 stitches.

Rows 1 (RS): Knit across row.
Row 2 (WS): Knit across row.
Rows 3-4: Repeat rows 1-2 once more.
Row 5: K3, *1/1 LPC, p7, 1/1 RPC, p1; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, 1/1 LPC, p7, 1/1 RPC, k3.
Row 6: K2, *k2, p1, k7, p1, k1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 7: K3, *p1, 1/1 LPC, p5, 1/1 RPC, p2; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p1, 1/1 LPC, p5, 1/1 RPC, p1, k3.
Row 8: K2, *k3, p1, k5, p1, k2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 9: K3, *p2, 1/1 LPC, p3, 1/1 RPC, p3; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p2, 1/1 LPC, p3, 1/1 RPC, p2, k3.
Row 10: K2, *k4, (p1, k3) twice; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 11: K3, *p3, 1/1 LPC, p1, 1/1 RPC, p4; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p3, 1/1 LPC, p1, 1/1 RPC, p3, k3.
Row 12: K2, *k5, p1, k1, p1, k4; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 13: K3, *p4, 1/1/1 RPC, p5; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p4, 1/1/1 RPC, p4, k3.
Row 14: Repeat row 12.
Row 15: K3, *p3, 1/1 RPC, p1, 1/1 LPC, p4; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p3, 1/1 RPC, p1, 1/1 LPC, p3, k3.
Row 16: Repeat row 10.
Row 17: K3, *p2, 1/1 RPC, p3, 1/1 LPC, p3; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p2, 1/1 RPC, p3, 1/1 LPC, p2, k3.
Row 18: Repeat row 8.
Row 19: K3, *p1, 1/1 RPC, p5, 1/1 LPC, p2; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, p1, 1/1 RPC, p5, 1/1 LPC, p1, k3.
Row 20: Repeat row 6.
Row 21: K3, *1/1 RPC, p7, 1/1 LPC, p1; repeat from * to last 14 stitches, 1/1 RPC, p7, 1/1 LPC, k3.
Row 22: K2, *k1, p1, k9, p1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 23: K4, *p9, 1/1/1 LPC; repeat from * to last 13 stitches, p9, k4.
Row 24: Repeat row 22.
Rows 25-44: Repeat rows 5-24 once more.
Rows 45-61: Repeat rows 5-21 once more.
Rows 62-65: Knit across row.

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.


Copyright

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