Lip Service Knit Dishcloth


If you're sick of classic, square-shaped knitted dishcloths, we've got your next project. This Lip Service Knit Dishcloth is fun, quirky, and anything but conventional. It's especially great as a gift. Try giving a set away for a friend's housewarming party, or for a bridal shower or bachelorette party. These dishcloths make great gag gifts, but they actually look really cute in the modern kitchen. Try making them in pink, red, and coral for a set of hilariously lipstick-colored dishcloths. Your daughter will probably want to take them with her when she moves out, so don't lose them!


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Solids: 2.5 oz/70.9 g; 120 yds/109 m); Hot Pink (01740) - 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Measurements: Approx 8 x 10" [20.5 x 25.5 cm]



Knitting abbreviations here.


Gauge: 16 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st.



Cast on 8 sts.

1st row: Knit.

2nd to 5th rows: Cast on 3 sts. Knit to end of row. 20 sts at end of 5th row.

6th and 7th rows: Cast on 2 sts. Knit to end of row. 24 sts at end of 7th row.

8th to 21st rows: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row. 38 sts at end of 21st row.

22nd row: Knit.

23rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 40 sts.

24th to 27th rows: Knit.

28th row: K17. P6. K17.

29th row: Knit.

30th row: P17. K6. P17.

31st to 34th rows: Knit.

35th row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 38 sts.

36th row: Knit.

37th row: As 35th row. 36 sts.

38th to 40th rows: Knit.

41st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 34 sts.

42nd row: Knit.

43rd to 50th rows: Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 26 sts at end of 50th row.

51st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 24 sts.


Divide Top Lip:

Next row: K11. Cast off 2 sts. K11.

Working each side separately, proceed as follows:


*Next row: K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Rep last row 4 times more. 6 sts. Cast off.*

Join yarn to rem 11 sts of opposite side.

Rep from * to *.

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