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Lilypad Dishcloth Pattern

Lilypad Dishcloth Pattern

Bring some spring to your kitchen with this Lilypad Dishcloth Pattern. If your skill level is beyond that of simple square dishcloths and you want something more intricate and lovely, this is the dishcloth pattern for you. The layered, lacy floral pattern is to die for, and adds a clean and feminine touch to any kitchen. Though the pink color is delicate and gorgeous, it would look just as great in a regal purple, or a calm, serene blue. Try knitting a few of these and hanging them by your sink for a field-of-flowers effect.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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) 732189-0008 Pink Lemonade - (1 ball)
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) dpn or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • US size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook


Measurements: 11" (28cm)



BO: bind off

ch: chain

dpn: double pointed needles

k: knit

pm: place marker

rep: repeat/repeats

rnd/rnds: round/rounds

sc: single crochet

sc3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together

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

sl: slip

sl st: slip stitch

St st: Stockinette stitch

st/sts: stitch/stitches

yo/yos: yarn over/yarn overs


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


Note: This dishcloth starts on dpn, switch to circular needle when sts no longer fit easily on dpn.



Make a sl knot on a dpn. (K1, yo) 4 times into sl knot. Pm and join to work in the rnd.

Rnds 1-2: K.

Rnd 3: *Yo, k1; rep from * around - 16 sts.

Rnd 4 and All Even Rnds: K.

Rnd 5: *Yo, k1; rep from * around - 32 sts.

Rnd 7: *Yo, k2; rep from * around - 48 sts.

Rnds 8-10: K.

Rnd 11: *Sk2p, (yo) 3 times, sk2p; rep from * around.

Rnd 12: *K1, (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) into yos, k1; rep from * around - 72 sts.

Rnds 13-16: K.

Rnd 17: *Yo, k9; rep from * around - 80 sts.

Rnd 19: *Yo, k1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3; rep from * around - 80 sts.

Rnd 21: *Yo, k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2; rep from * around - 80 sts.

Rnd 23: *Yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, k1, sk2p, k1; rep from * around - 80 sts.

Rnd 25: *Yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, sk2p; rep from * around - 96 sts.

Rnd 27: *Yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, k1; rep from * around - 112 sts.

Rnd 28: K.


Crochet BO:

Working off of needles with crochet hook, sl 1 st to right needle, *sc in next st, ch 5, (sc3tog next 3 sts, ch 5) 3 times, sc in next st, ch 5, sc3tog over next 3 sts, ch 5; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.



Weave in ends.

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That is gorgeous! I don't think I could bring myself to wash dishes or anything else with it because it's so pretty. I don't know if I could do he crochet part, but maybe if I tried really hard. It looks simple, but I am not much of a crocheter. I think I would use it for a dresser scarf.

Help!! what do you mean in the 12th row. . . into yos. All those k1 and yo into one stitch?

It means that you are working into the yo's only to create those stitches, in this case you are working 7 into the yo's.

Gorgeous pattern, perfect for a hostess or bridal shower gift. Good thing I'm taking a crochet class because I wouldn't be able to do the bind off. This one's going on my list to try once I finish the class.

looks complicated therefore a challenge to many of us, but when it is finished, success indeed. But too pretty to use in the sink

A liilte tough to follow but try try try success!

For those also doing crochet, this is very similar to the Puritan bedspread pattern. You'd probably want to change the center. End format is a square rather than round.

Has anyone else found that on row 11 you had to do 4 yarn overs NOT 3 in order to get the row to come out correctly???

You are right lindakeeth!! I just rippped twice thinking it was me but it is not the pattern is wrong. You need to do 4 yarn overs in Row 11 to make Row 12 work and end up with 72 stitches at the end.


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