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Party Stripes Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Party Stripes Knit Dishcloth Pattern

To add some serious color to your kitchen, use this Party Stripes Knit Dishcloth Pattern to knit yourself a dishcloth with some crazy hues! This pattern is perfect for those just beginning knitting, as it's knit entirely in garter stitch. If you just learned the knit stitch five minutes ago, you can manage this cool dishcloth. The fuzzy texture of this dishcloth is to die for. It's hard to find good first knitting projects for beginners, but this is definitely the pattern you newbies are going to want to start with.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 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


  • RED HEART® Scrubby™
    • 709 Bubblegum: A - 1 ball
    • 241 Duckie: B - 1 ball
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle


Measurements: Cloth measures 7 x 7” (18 x 18 cm) square.



A and B = Color A, and Color B

st(s) = stitch(es)

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified


Gauge: 15 sts = 4” (10 cm); 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter st (knit every row). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.


Note: Color is changed to form stripes. Carry color not in use carefully up side of piece.




With A, cast on 26 sts.

Work in Garter st (knit every row), changing color as in the following sequence:

[Work 4 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B] 4 times, then work 4 rows with A. Bind off loosely.



Weave in ends.

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Has anyone used scrubby yarn? Is it easy or hard to knit with? Just curious, because when I felt it in the store it felt a little stiff to knit with. Thanks!

I haven't worked with Red Heart Scrubby, but I agree with you, it feels like it might be challenging to work with. Scrubby is 100% polyester, which I don't like so much. Red Heart now has Scrubby Cotton, which is 100% cotton. I'd be willing to try that because I like cotton yarn.

It can be a little difficult to work with and if you choose the wrong needles, they are ruined by the time you're done. It takes some getting use to to work it and it completely ruins bamboo needles because of the sandpaper effect it has on them but everything you make with it turns out great.


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