Meg Makes: Free pattern for a knitted chevron dishcloth

Meg Makes: Free pattern for a knitted chevron dishcloth

After I finished my first knitting project, a baby towel, I was eager to knit something else.

A knitting friend suggested dishcloths as a good way to get started. It was a great idea, and I decided to use Peaches and Creme striping yarn in Sail Away Stripes to try a couple.

I made one that used seed stitches to create a diamond pattern, and then went looking for another pattern.

(My personal observation: It seems like there are more modern, great-looking patterns out there for crochet than knitting. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, but I'm struggling to find current-looking knitting patterns. Feel free to point me to your favorite sources, if you think I'm wrong.)

The Peaches and Creme label included a fan and feather dishcloth pattern. I got about four rows in and realized that I liked how it looked. However, it was enormous, with a base of 58 stitches. That's a lot of dishcloth.

(You can also find the pattern on the Sugar'N Cream website by clicking here. You'll need to create a username and password to see it, though.)

Blog PhotoSo, I modified it to be smaller, which took a few false starts. My perfected pattern has a base of 36 stiches and can be finished in a couple of hours.

I have to say, I think the striping yarn makes the resulting dishcloth look almost like it has chevron stripes. Or, you could alternate 100 percent cotton yarn in two colors every three rows to make it chevron striped. I love how the finished product looks.

Knitted Chevron Dishcloth
Cast on 36 stitches using size 7 needles
Row 1: k2, yo, k3, k2tog twice, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog twice, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog twice, k3, yo, k2.

(This will result in three scallops. It takes a while to learn the pattern but once you do, you can knit it without much thought.)

Row 2: K2, purl across, k2.

Row 3: Knit across.

Repeat until dishcloth is your desired height. I think I ended up repeating it 12 times, at least.

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