Friday, August 5, 2011


Dishcloths are quick and easy to knit and they are great sellers at the Farmer's Market. I have been addicted to the waffle dishcloths, but have discovered there is a lot of interest in: "the round one Grandma / Mama used to make." So, I set out to knit a few.

Here's the first, and so far, the only one:

You knew it would be purple, right??

Anyhow, the first pattern Went Just Fine, but then the pattern went all to slaw. I couldn't get it to match up. It looked like this:

Okay. You probably can't see it; the row is one stitch short. One. Only One. I couldn't find it. I looked at my yarn overs and such. Nothing. Nada. Then, I realized, I was ending the pattern one row too soon. Of course, it makes a lot more sense if you knit, I guess. If you don't, just trust me, it was like trying to tie your shoes with a knot in one side of the lace; it will tie a sort-of bow, but you still know it isn't right.

Are you brave enough to give it a go?

Round Dish Cloth Pattern

Materials: 4-ply cotton yarn, such as Peaches and Cream; knitting needles of appropriate size to match the yarn (I use size 8).

Cast on 15 sts.

Row 1: knit

Row 2: k3, YO, k until one st remains on left needle. DO NOT KNIT LAST ST, turn.

Row 3 (and all odd rows): knit

Row 4: k3, YO, k until 2 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 6: k3, YO, k until 3 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 8: Bind off 3 sts, k2, YO, k until 4 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 10: k3, YO, k until 5 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row12: k3, YO, k until 6 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 14: Bind off 3 sts, k2, YO, k until 7 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 16: k3, YO, k until 8 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 18: k3, YO, k until 9 sts rem on left ndl. Turn.

Row 20: Bind off 3 sts, knit across (15sts total).

Repeat rows 1-20 seven more times. Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing the seam. Sew cast on edge to bind off edge, and sew around center and pull to close hole.

Happy knitting!


  1. I dont knit but I LOVE those round dishclothes!! They are almost to pretty to use.. Okay they ARE to pretty use!Lol

  2. Pretty! Good for you with sticking to the problem and figuring it out. Bet they'll become best sellers.

  3. FYI I made 2 of these! Love them. Definitely going to be many more of these made in the future. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Matty, well...this is only the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love this dishcloth, thank you for including the pattern. It looks like a doily, it is so beautiful. This is definitely on my "to do" knitting list. Have a lovely evening and a great week ahead. Delisa :)


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