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The Most Patriotic Dishcloths

With The Most Patriotic Dishcloths, you can have kitchenware that you will use for years. Since each color is separate, they dont become irrelevant after Independence Day, and you can keep them around the use to use year-round. They look so fantastic as a set, Uncle Sam might be jealous of you. Bring them to your 4th of July barbecue, or cook your family a nice dinner on Americas birthday with them. Easy knit dishcloths these simple and sweet are hard to come by, so make sure to finish them up before the fourth!


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® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
    • White (00001) - 2 balls
    • Bright Navy (00009) - 2 balls
    • Red (00095) -2 balls
      • Note: 1 ball of yarn makes 2 dishcloths
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Button


Measurements: Approx 10" [25.5 cm] square, excluding hanging loop.



Approx = Approximately

Cont = Continue(ity)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

Pm = Place marker

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right side

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

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong side


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



Cast on 64 sts.

1st row: (RS). K32. Pm. K32.

2nd row: Knit.

3rd row: Knit to 2 sts before marker. K2tog. Slip marker. ssk. Knit to end of row.

4th and 5th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows.

6th row: (WS). Purl.

7th row: As 3rd row.

Rep 6th and 7th rows 6 times more.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 4 times more.

Rep 6th and 7th rows 7 times more.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until 6 sts rem.


Cont as follows for Hanging Loop:

Hanging Loop: Knit every row (garter st) across rem 6 sts until loop measures 4½" [11.5 cm].

Next row: K2. Cast off 2 sts. K2.

Next row: K2. Cast on 2 sts. K2. Buttonhole made.

Knit 2 more rows.

Cast off.

Sew button on RS to correspond to buttonhole.

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Very nice. I read the directions and they are very easy. It's so well written it will be easy to follow. I may make them for different times of the year. I can see orange, gold and brown for Fall. Green, red and white for Christmas. And pastels for Spring. It will suit every season.

I like dish cloths like this one that go beyond the usual square design. I really like the hanging loop at the top and the button - very practical and it looks great too. No doubt you could make these in almost any solid color, to match your decor, and they would look nice.


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