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Flip Flop Dishcloth

Add a laid-back summer vibe to your next get-together with the Flip Flop Dishcloth! This amazingly cute knit dishcloth is a fun way to mix up your normal knitting routine. Featuring a stockinette stitch body with charming embroidered details, the Flip Flop Dishcloth is a whimsical kitchen accessory you'll love being able to take credit for. Knit a couple in different colors for a fun housewarming present or summer barbeque hostess gift.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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


  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream (56 g/2. oz;86 m/95 yds); Main Color (MC) Swimming Pool (02744) - 1 ball
  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds); Contrast A Yellow (00010) - 1 Ball
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
    • Note: 1 ball each of MC and A will make 2 dishcloths



18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.



Approx 3.5 ins x 9 ins [9 x 23 cm] long



K = knit
k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
pat = pattern
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
Sl1Pwyif = Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn at front.
st(s) = stitch(es)



With MC, cast on 14 sts.
1st row: (Inc1 in next st) 13 times. K1. 27 sts
2nd row: K1. *Sl1Pwyf. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: Sl1Pwyf. *K1. Sl1Pwyf. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 3" [7.5 cm], ending on a 3rd row.
**Next row: (Inc row). Inc1 in first st. *Sl1Pwyf. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sl1Pwyf. Inc1 in last st.
Next row: K1. *Sl1Pwyf. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: Sl1Pwyf. *K1. Sl1Pwyf. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more.**

Rep from ** to ** twice more. 33 sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 8" [20.5 cm].

Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. Sl1. K2tog. psso.
Next row: Sl1Pwyf. *K1. Sl1Pwyf. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 13 sts.
Next row: (Cast off row). Sl1. K2tog. psso. (K2tog. Pass first st over) 5 times. Fasten off.

With 2 strands of A, embroider Thong Strap using back st.
With 2 strands of A, work blanket st embroidery around outer edge of Flip Flop.

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Hi Knitters! Please find the updated abbreviations list above. Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

What does the definition S1PWYFmean and how to make the stitch

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