Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stash Buster Thursday - Knitted Round Dishcloth!

Last week I promised you the pattern for a knitted round dishcloth for this weeks Stash Buster Thursday.  Even though I have been under the weather this week, I really wanted to get this on here for you.

This is a very pretty dishcloth - I have given it as a gift many times, and it has always been a favorite.  Some people even said it was too pretty to use as a dishcloth, and they wanted it to be a doily... but it really is a dishcloth!  So make a bunch - Mother's Day is coming - great gift idea.  Also take some along as a hostess gifts to those summer BBQ's -  your hostess will be impressed with your generosity!

If you have never knitted something round, you will think this pattern is weird - but believe me, it is very easy and it works out beautifully.  I have included a picture of the results of the first 20 rows so you get an idea what it should look like as you work the pattern.  Repeating the first 20 rows  is what makes the tulip design of the dishcloth and what makes it round.

Happy Knitting!



KNITTED ROUND DISHCLOTH

Materials:

Handicrafter Cotton in colour of your choice
Size 6 or 7 needles (I used 7's)

Cast on 15 stitches.

ROW 1:  Knit 15 stitches.

ROW 2:  K3, yo, knit until 1 stitch remains on the needle, turn.

ROW 3:  Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 4:  K3, yo, knit until 2 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 5:  Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 6:  K3, yo, knit until 3 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 7:  Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 8:  Bind off 3 stitches, Knit 2, yo, knit until 4 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 9:  Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 10: K3, yo, knit until 5 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 11: Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 12: K3, yo, knit until 6 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 13: Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 14: Bind off 3 stitches, K2, yo, knit until 7 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 15: Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 16: K3, yo, knit until 8 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 17: Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 18: K3, yo, knit until 9 stitches remain on the needle, turn.

ROW 19: Knit back across all stitches.

ROW 20: Bind off 3 stitches.  Knit all the remaining stitches on the needle (including the last 9)

This is what your work should look like after the first 20 rows are done.


Starting with ROW 1 again, repeat the 20 rows, (7 times) to make seven patterns.

Here is five patterns (rows 1-20 five times)!  You can see each completed pattern on this piece.

When you have completed rows 1-20, 7 times, bind off all stitches.  Sew together, making sure you pull the center tight.



Isn't that pretty?




2 comments:

  1. I found your patten on Ravelry and made this as one of my first projects...after making a few square dishcloths. I'm SO tickled with the way it turned out, it's such a step up from my squares! Thanks so much. These will be around my home for generations now :).

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  2. Glad you like it - this is one of my favourite to make and give as gifts...

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