Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Bringing Out The Best" 10 1/2" Knit Dishcloth Pattern

I named this dishcloth the way I did because I think that the knitting and crochet really bring out each others best attributes in this pattern. The knitting makes such a nice body for a dish cloth and the crochet adds that fancy finishing touch.

This is the first time I’ve ever written out a pattern for a knit item and this design has not been tested. If you find an error please let me know and I’ll fix it ASAP.

"Bringing Out The Best" 10 1/2" Knit Dishcloth Pattern
By Julee A. Reeves

2 Ozs Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
Size 7 Knitting Needles
Size “G” Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Special Stitches:
Shell: Work 5 Dc in Specified Sp.

Cast On 18 Sts, being sure to leave a 14” tail for sewing later.
Row 1 and all uneven rows: Knit

Row 2: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K13, Turn.

Row 4: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K12, Turn.

Row 6: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K11, Turn.

Row 8: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K10, Turn.

Row 10: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K9, Turn.

Row 12: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K8, Turn.

Row 14: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K7, Turn.

Row 16: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K6, Turn.

Row 18: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K5, Turn.

Row 20: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K4, Turn.

Row 22: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K3, Turn.

Row 24: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K2, Turn.

Row 26: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K1, Turn.

Row 28: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, Turn.

Row 30: Knit 2, YO, K2tog, K14, Turn.

Repeat Rows 1-30 six (6) times.

Bind off but do not cut yarn (drop the loop). Use beginning end to weave through ends of rows (pulling snug after that is done) and sew first and last row together. Now you have a pretty circle.

With “G” hook, Pull up dropped loop. Ch1 and turn work. You will now be working in the end of each row (90 Rows)

Rnd 1: Sc in end of each row of dish cloth, working 2 Sc in the end of every 9th row,. Sl St in top of first Sc. (100 Sc)

Rnd 2: Ch1, Sc in same St as Sl St, Ch2, Skip next Sc, *Sc in next Sc, Ch2, Skip next Sc*, Repeat from * to * around. Sl St in top of first Sc. (50 Ch2 Sps)

If you like a 9” Dish cloth you can end it here and weave in your ends.
If you like a larger Dish cloth continue on with next Rnd.

Rnd 3: Sl St in next Ch2 Sp, Ch1, Sc in same Sp as Sl St, *Shell in next Ch2 Sp,
Sc in next Ch2 Sp*, Repeat from * to * around. Sl St in top of first Sc.
(25 Shells, 25 Sc) Fasten Off. Weave in ends