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Color Block Knit Dishcloth Patterns

Color Block Knit Dishcloth Patterns

For the modern kitchen, you'll want to knit some Color Block Knit Dishcloth Patterns. There's an incredibly contemporary vibe to geometric colorwork that just seems to really work with these knit dishcloths. You can learn how to knit a dishcloth in six different ways with these patterns, so you'll have a variety in your kitchen that still wonderfully complement each other. Alternatively, you can pick your favorite dishcloth and make multiple of them in the colors that match your kitchen. You can even take these knit dishcloths as an opportunity to learn to a new stitch or two.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Willow Yarns™ Ripples (65% combed cotton/35% nylon; 50g/110yd)
    • 732107-0004 Peachy Keen (A) - 3 balls
    • 732107-0002 Jade Water (B) - 3 balls
    • 732107-0010 Milk (C) - 2 balls
  • US size 6 (4mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 8 (5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 8 (5mm) 24" circular needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

 

Measurements: Approx 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

 

Abbreviations:

Knitting abbreviations here.

 

Gauge:

22 sts x 36 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in Garter Blocks using smaller needle

22 sts x 64 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in Slip Stitches using larger needle

20 sts x 40 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in Garter Stitch using larger needle

Save time, check your gauge.

 

Stitch Guide:

 

Garter Blocks (Multiple of 4 sts + 3)

Row 1 and all RS rows: K.

Rows 2 and 4: K1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 6 and 8: *K3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep Rows 1-8 for pat.

 

Slip Stitches (Multiple of 2 sts + 7)

Rows 1-2: With B, k3, *k1, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Rows 3-4: With C, k3, *sl 1 wyif, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 1 wyif, k4.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.

 

Tweed Stitch (TS):

Insert needle into the next st 2 rows below and pull up a lp, k 1 st, pass the lp over the st just worked.

 

Bubble Stripes (Multiple of 4 sts + 9)

Row 1: With A, k3, *k3, TS; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 2 and all RS rows: With color just used, k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: With C, k4, *TS, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, TS, k4.

Row 5: With B, rep Row 1.

Row 7: With A, rep Row 3.

Row 9: With C, rep Row 1.

Row 11: With B, rep Row 3.

Rep Rows 1-12 for pat.

 

CDD (center double decrease):

Sl 2 sts tog k-wise, k1, pass 2 sl sts over— 2 sts dec’d.

 

Crazy Chevron (Multiple of 30 sts + 11)

Row 1 (RS): *Kfb, k3, CDD, k2, kfb, kfb, k8, CDD, k7, kfb; rep from * to last 11 sts, kfb, k3, CDD, k2, kfb, k1.

Row 2: K1, *k9, p21; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.

 

Instructions

 

Garter Blocks Dishcloth

With A and smaller needles, CO 59 sts.

K 3 rows.

Work 20 rows in Garter Blocks pat.

With B, work 8 rows in Garter Blocks pat.

With A, work in pat until dishcloth measures 9 1/2" (24.1cm) from CO edge.

K 4 rows.

BO all sts.

 

Slip Stitches Dishcloth

With C and smaller needles, CO 60 sts.

K 3 rows.

With larger needles, work 22 rows in Slip Stitches pat.

With C and smaller needles, work in garter st until dishcloth measures 10" (25cm) from CO edge.

BO all sts.

 

Bubble Stripes Dishcloth

With B and smaller needles, CO 57 sts.

K 5 rows.

Next Row (RS): K.

Next Row (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep above rows until dishcloth measures 2 1/2" (6.4cm) from CO edge.

Work 1 rep of Tweedy Stripes pat.

Next Row (RS): K.

Next Row (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep above rows until dishcloth measures 9 1/2" (24.1cm) from CO edge.

K 6 rows.

BO all sts.

 

Crazy Chevron Dishcloth

With A and smaller needles, CO 71 sts.

K 1 row.

With A, work 16 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

With B, work 4 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

With C, work 4 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

With B, work 4 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

With A, work 18 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

With B, work 4 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

With A, work 11 rows in Crazy Chevron pat.

Next Row (WS): With A, k.

BO all sts loosely.

 

Stair Steps Washcloth

With C and larger needles, CO 10 sts.

K 3 rows.

With A, k 20 rows.

With C, k 10 rows. Place sts on holder.

With B, pick up and k 17 sts along the left side.

K 9 rows. Place sts on holder.

With B, pick up and k 17 sts along the right side.

K 4 rows. Place sts on holder.

With C, along the top edge, pick up and k 2 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 5 sts.

K 9 rows. Place sts on holder.

With C, pick up and k 17 sts along the bottom edge.

K 4 rows. Place sts on holder.

With B, along the left side, pick up and k 5 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 2 sts.

K 9 rows. Place sts on holder.

With B, along the right side, pick up and k 2 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 3 sts.

K 3 rows. Place sts on holder.

With C, along the top edge, pick up and k 2 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 5 sts.

K 9 rows. Place sts on holder.

With C, along the bottom edge, pick up and k 5 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 2 sts.

K 3 rows. Place sts on holder.

Rep last 4 stripes 2 more times, then rep B stripes only once more.

With A and circular needle, along right side k sts from holder, along the top edge pick up and k 2 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 5 sts, along left side k sts from holder, along bottom edge pick up and k 5 sts, k sts from holder, then pick up and k 2 sts. Place marker.

P 1 rnd.

BO all sts.

 

Triangles Washcloth

 

Base Triangle

With A and smaller needles, CO 3 sts.

Row 1 and all WS rows: K.

Row 2: Kfb, kfb, k1—5 sts.

Row 4: Kfb, kfb, pm, kfb, kfb, k1—4 sts inc’d.

Inc Row: Kfb, k to 1 st before m, kfb, sm, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 4 sts inc’d.

Rep Inc Row every other row 16 times - 77 sts.

K 1 row.

 

Right Side Triangle

With B, k to m, remove m and k 1, turn. Place the rem 38 on a st holder.

Row 1 and all WS rows: K.

Dec Row: K1, k2tog, k to end - 1 st dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every other row until 2 sts rem.

K 1 row.

Next Row: K2tog.

Cut end and thread through rem st.

 

Left Side Triangle

Place sts from holder onto needle. With B, pick up and k 1 st from the point of the base triangle, k across sts from holder - 39 sts.

Row 1 and all WS rows: K.

Dec Row: K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 1 st dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every other row until 2 sts rem.

K 1 row.

Next Row: Ssk.

Cut end and thread through rem st.

 

Top Triangle

With A, pick up and k 77 sts along the inside edges of the side triangles.

Row 1 and all WS rows: K.

Row 2: K1, k2tog, k35, ssk, pm, k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 4 sts dec’d.

Dec Row: K1, k2tog, k to 2 before m, ssk, sm, k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 4 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every other row until 9 sts rem.

K 1 row.

Next Row: K2tog, ssk, sm, k1, k2tog, ssk - 5 sts rem.

K 1 row.

Next Row: K2tog, sm, k1, ssk.

Next Row: K3tog.

Cut end and thread through rem st.

 

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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This looks like a fun group of dish cloths to make. Certainly not your average patterns! In particular, I like the Crazy Chevron pattern. Since gauge really isn't important for something like a dish cloth, I'll just use whatever colorful cotton yarn I have in my stash to make them.

I'm getting a new apartment in August, and I have been looking for good kitchen supplies. This is a must-make.

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