Classic Chevron Knit Dishcloth


Classic Chevron Knit Dishcloth

Brighten up your kitchen with a Classic Chevron Knit Dishcloth, knit with a happy tangerine-colored yarn and in an exciting arrow pattern. There is no better way to teach yourself a stitch than with a dishcloth, so it's also a learning experience. Though we love the bold and vibrant orange color of this dishcloth pattern, it's basic enough that you can tailor the pattern to suit your needs, and knit it in any color of the rainbow. Make it match your kitchen, or make it a contrasting color for a striking detail in your home.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Willow Yarns™ Sudsy (85% cotton/15% polyester; 100g/175yd): 732189-0006 Tangerine - 1 ball
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers


Measurements: 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25cm)



BO: bind off

ch: chain

CO: cast on

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

m: marker

p: purl

pat: pattern

pm: place marker

rep: repeat/repeats

RS: right side

sc: single crochet

sk2p: slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together— 2 stitches decreased

sl: slip

sl st: slip stitch

ssk: slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together—a decrease is made

st/sts: stitch/stitches

WS: wrong side

yo: yarn over


Gauge:  16 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in Flying V Lace. Save time, check your gauge.


Stitch Guide


Flying V Lace: (multiple of 10 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *(yo, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1; rep from * across.

Rows 2 and 4 (WS): P.

Row 3: K1, *k1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.



CO 39 sts.

K 4 rows.

Next Row (WS): K4, pm, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Next Row: K4, sl m, work in Flying V Lace to m, k4.

Work as established until dishcloth measures 7" (17.8cm), ending with a WS row.

K 4 rows

BO all sts.



With crochet hook, join yarn in top right corner, (sc, ch 14, sc) in corner, sc around dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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This is cute. I love the lacy look. Would probably make a better washcloth than dishcloth, since the open weave doesn't seem great for scrubbing dishes, but perfect for a face cloth.

This is a pretty dish cloth, and I like the chevron pattern, although it might be a bit lacy for actual washing. One small mistake in the pattern "Next Row (WS) K4, pm, p to last 4 sts, k4." - this should say at the end "p to last 4 sts, pm, k4." This will give you a marker on each side that is 4 stitches away from the edge.

why does the pattern say cast on groups of 10 1, but in the instructions, they give an example of 39 st should it be groups of 10 - 1?

ask doesn't make sense. Why is it not knit 2 tog? The slipped stitches are now on the right needle and there are no instructions to do this any differently. Thanks!

You are right, the explanation for ssk is inadequate "ssk slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together" should read, "ssk Slip the next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together." It is ssk instead of knit 2 tog because of the slant.


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