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Flower Basket Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Flower Basket Knit Dishcloth Pattern

If you're one of those ladies who doesn't do anything half-baked, this Flower Basket Knit Dishcloth Pattern is the next project for you. After all, why make a dishcloth of a single flower when you can make a whole basket of them? This knit dishcloth is so cute, and perfect for spring and summer. It will do nicely in just about any kitchen, but it's so pretty looking you might not even want to use it! Try making one or two as a gift for that friend of yours who's having a housewarming party.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 7 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

Materials:

  • Lily Sugar'n Cream (2.5 oz/70.8 g; 120 yds/109 m)
    • Contrast A: Warm Brown (01130) - 1 ball
    • Contrast B: Ecru (00004) - 1 ball
    • Contrast C: Sage Green (00084) - 1 ball
    • Contrast D: Hot Purple (01317) - 1 ball
    • Contrast E: Tea Rose (00042) - 1 ball
  • Sizes U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle

 

Measurements: Approx 6 x 8" [15 x 20.5 cm].

 

Abbreviations:

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximate(ly)

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

Inc = Increasing

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

P = Purl

Psso = Pass slipped stitch over

Pat = Pattern

RS = Right Side

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise

Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass themb ack onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong side

 

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

Instructions

With A and larger needles, cast on 19 sts.

1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: Knit.

3rd row: K4. P3. K5. P3. K4.

4th row: P4. K3. P5. K3. P4.

5th row: As 3rd row.

6th row: Inc 1 st in frist st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 21 sts.

7th row: P4 (K5. P3) twice. P1.

8th row: K4. (P5. K3) twice. K1.

9th row: As 7th row.

10th row: As 6th row. 23 sts.

11th row: P1. (K5. P3) twice. K5. P1.

12th row: K1. (P5. K3) twice. P5. K1.

13th row: As 11th row.

14th row: As 6th row. 25 sts.

15th row: K3. (P3. K5) twice. P3. K3.

16th row: P3. (K3. P5) twice. K3. P3.

17th row: As 15th row.

18th row: As 6th row. 27 sts.

19th row: P3 (K5. P3) 3 times.

20th row: (K3. P5) 3 times. K3.

21st row: As 19th row.

22nd to 27th row: Knit. Break A. Place markers at each end of last row.

28th row: With B, knit.

29th row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.

Rep last 2 rows until work from markers measures 2" [5 cm] ending with a WS row.

Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.

Work 5 rows even.

Rep last 6 rows twice more. 21 sts.

Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2. 19 sts.

Cast off knitwise (WS).

 

Handle: With A and larger needles, cast on 8 sts.

1st row: (RS). K8.

2nd and alt rows: K1. P6. K1.

3rd row: K1. C6F. K1.

5th row: K8.

7th row: As 2nd row.

Rep these 6 rows until Handle measures length to fit around outer edge of B section at top half of Dishcloth, ending on a 4th row of pat. Cast off. Sew in position.

 

Leaf: (make 6)

With C and smaller needles, cast on 2 sts.

Knit 3 rows, noting first row is WS.

Proceed in pat as follows:

1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. K1. 3 sts.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: (K1. yo) twice. K1. 5 sts.

5th row: K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. 7 sts.

7th row: K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. 9 sts.

9th row: K1. K2tog. K3. ssk. K1. 7 sts.

11th row: K1. K2tog. K1. ssk. K1. 5 sts.

13th row: K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. 3 sts.

15th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso.

Fasten off.

 

Flower: (make 2 with D and 3 with E).

With larger needles cast on 50 sts.

K1. *Cast off 7 sts, leaving rem st on right-hand needle. Rep from * 6 times more. 8 sts on right-hand needle. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem 8 sts for center of Flower. Arrange 'petals' evenly around center.

 

FINISHING

Sew Leaves and Flowers in position to B section of Dishcloth as shown in photo.

 

Hanging Loop: Cut 2 strands of A, each 12" [30.5 cm] long. Knot strands tog at one end. Hold one end of all strands and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold 2 ends tog and tie in a knot. Sew to top of Dishcloth.

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I am pretty sure I could knit it, but I would never use it to wash dishes! Maybe to hang on the wall. It would make a pretty cool decoration for the bathroom wall if the colors were a little different, although it would probably have to be stiffened to hang straight.

This is definitely too pretty to put into dishwater - but as a cheery decoration? or as a little gift? perfect.

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