Category Archives: 52 weeks of dishcloths

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Golden Lattice Free Dishcloth Pattern

We're nearing the end of our installment of free dishcloths and I'm pleased to present the Golden Lattice Dishcloth, guaranteed to perk up your kitchen in the super bright Canary yellow CotLin! This is a quick project with tidy rows of triangle-shaped eyelets. Written instructions accompany a chart to make this pattern super accessible and the border consists of simple half double crochets for extra sturdiness. See the rest of the dishcloths in our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths here!

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

I've only worked at Knit Picks long enough to design a few dishcloths, but it's been a fun way not only to try new stitches, but to think of a story that goes along with each design. The story of Dorothy, known to almost everyone, was a great inspiration.

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Free Dishcloth Pattern: Woven Lines

I'm particularly excited about the free dishcloth pattern this week!  I was thinking about a scarf pattern I did several years ago, a two color striped scarf where each color was 1 row - to achieve this, you slid the project back & forth on circular needles to pick up the working yarn. I started playing around with some Dishie one day, trying to recreate it (I can't find the pattern anywhere, though this one is similar), playing with different stitch patterns, and I really loved how it looked in seed stitch.  So here's the Woven Lines Dishcloth!

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Misty Rose Dishcloth

Misty Rose is a fanciful version of a crocheted dishcloth to decorate your kitchen with as well as having a purpose. Pick two colors and create a blossom of your own.  The Misty Rose dishcloth was a fun project to design and crochet.  I have always loved the pink and grey combination, and the Dishie colors were perfect.  In this project I decided that the grey would be my pop of color. The soft ruffles gives it a feminine and a little dressy look.

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Some Pig Dishcloth

I had so much fun making Bear With Me that I knew I had to come up with another animal dishcloth. After some sketching and experimentation, I settled on an adorable pig.

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Custard Pie Dishcloth

I adore patterns that gives the illusion of complexity, but are actually astoundingly simple. This easy shell stitch center creates a delectable, textured effect, snugly framed by a chunky border. Download the free pattern now » P.S. I must always be hungry when I make my dishcloths, because I just realized I name many of them after foods. Case in point:

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Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth

Wonderfully sturdy and reliable, the knit Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth will work until the job is done, the tea is poured and the tea cakes are out of the oven! The two-tone effect of the two yarn colors creates a subtle depth to this stitch on both right and wrong sides. The right side features a smooth fabric, perfect for polishing while the wrongs side has rows of shimmering pearl bumps to give you extra scrubbing power. This woven linen stitch might be time consuming but that makes it all the better for an evening in front of the telly with your favorite program!

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Paige Family Dishcloth Pattern

Growing up, both my mom & my grandma were always knitting and crocheting - they had learned both so they didn't feel any need to keep projects to one or the other.  When I first got interested in yarn crafts, my mom showed me how to make the dishcloths she and my grandmother always made.  Of course I tried it and even though my newbie misshapen pieces were not works of art, I enjoyed making them and used them for years.  So I thought I'd share the pattern with everyone doing the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths!

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Little Projects

I always try to keep a small project on my hooks or needles as a sort of crafty "palate cleanser" while I'm working on intense, long-term projects. I've noticed that it helps to keep me motivated and excited about those big pieces if I can take a mini break and finish something else quickly. My newest favorite mini knit is Purl Soho's free Garter Flap Hat (teeny tiny baby sized).

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Staccato Dishcloth Pattern

I love experimenting with interesting textures and stitch patterns - and the dishcloth is simply the ideal blank canvas for projects like these. Plus, it's a great way to rediscover old favorites in your yarn stash, since you won't need too much yarn to make a dishcloth. For the Staccato Dishcloth pattern, a series of repeating and alternating slip stitches are used to create a fabric with subtle sculptural qualities. The slip stitches are also what create the slight ripple effect on the edges.

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