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My Favourite Dishcloth Pattern

This pattern gives you a nice wide border of 4 stitches around the eyelet row. It looks nice in verigated yarn or solid colours.

2 1/2 ounces kitchen cotton

Size 6 m.m. knitting needles (larger or smaller as desired for nice tension)

Cast on 4 st

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Increase to 8 st by knitting in front and back of each stitch.

Increase Rows: Knit 4, YO, knit to end of the row.

Repeat this row until you have 44 - 48 st on your needle depending on the size cloth you want. (I make mine 44 st. on 6 m.m. needles)

Decrease Rows: Knit 3, K2 tog YO K2 tog, knit to end of row. Repeat this row until you have 9 st left on your needle.

Then: K3, K2 tog, K4 - 8 st

Next Row: K8

Next Row: K2 tog 4 times - 4 st

Bind off. Sew in loose ends.

Pull corners to shape dishcloth into a square.

For gifts, fold dishcloth in half, roll up and tie with yarn or ribbon.

To make Dishtowel:

Make the diagonal dishcloth as per the pattern and bind off. Leave last stitch on needle.

Turn work and pick up 27 st. along one side of square. K one row.

Next Row: *K2 tog., repeat from * across - 14 st. remain on needle.

K 24 rows.

K7 yo, K7 to make button hole.

K2tog., K to last 2 st. K2 tog.

Repeat until 5 st. remain. Cast off. Weave in ends.

Fold over and stitch button in place just above pick up row.

Diagonal Knit Pot Holder

Using Double strand of yarn and 7 - 8 m.m. needles, follow above pattern and increase until you have 20 - 22 stitches (depending on size prefered) on your needle. Decrease as per pattern and complete.


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Stitch Suggestions

You can also make dishcloths with a variety of interesting stitches.

Box Stitch Cloth Cast on 44 st. (or to size you prefer) Row 1: K2 P2 across row Row 2: K2 P2 across row Row 3: P2 K2 across row Row 4: P2 K2 across row

Repeat above four rows until your dishcloth is square. Cast off and bind in yarn ends.

Seed Stitch Cloth Cast on 44 st. (or to size you prefer) Row 1: K1 P1 across row Row 2: P1 K1 across row

Repeat above rows until your dishcloth is square. Cast off and bind in yarn ends.

Moss Stitch Cloth Cast on 44 st. (or to size you prefer) Row 1 & 2: K1 P1 across row Row 3 & 4: P1 K1 across row

Repeat above rows until your dishcloth is square. Cast off and bind in yarn ends.

Rice Stitch Cloth This is an interesting stitch. Front and back of cloth are a different pattern but both sides are very nice. Cast on 44 st. (or to size you prefer) Row 1: K1 P1 across row Row 2: K1 across row

Repeat above rows until your dishcloth is square. Cast off and bind in yarn ends.

Matching Pot Holders

Using double strands of yarn cast on 22 stitches on 7 or 8 mm. needles. Knit any stitch as above until you have a pot holder of the size you prefer.

A NICE GIFT IDEA

Two or three Dishcloths of matching or complimentary colours, folded in half, rolled and tied with yarn or ribbon. Two Pot Holders to match or compliment. One or two Towels to match or compliment.

For a special effect - arrange in a wicket basket, include washing & care instructions, wrap with cello and tie with a bow.

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