Patriotic Knit Scrubby
Show your American pride with the Patriotic Knit Scrubby. This easy free knitting pattern makes the perfect gift when you head to a 4th of July party, Olympics viewing party, or any other summer bash. The knit start-shaped scrubby is easy to work up and will make you smile all year long. After all, the all-American colors of red, white, and blue are always in style. Once you make one for the hostess with the mostest, you'll definitely want to make one for yourself too. Washing dishes has never been so festive or fun. This knitted dishcloth pattern is hard to beat.
NotesThis project is worked back and forth in rows. Side edges are sewn together when Star is finished.
kfb: Knit 1 front and back (increase) Knit next st, then knit it through back loop.
Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
GaugeGAUGE: 16 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge
Finished SizeStar measures 8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)
- RED HEART® Scrubby™: 1 ball each 905 Cherry A, 10 Coconut B and 870 Royal C
- Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
- 4 stitch markers, yarn needle
With A, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: [Kfb] 5 times – 10 sts.
Row 2: K2, place first marker, k2, place 2nd marker, k2, place 3rd marker, k2, place 4th marker, k2.
Row 3: [Kfb] 10 times – 20 sts; 4 sts between each marker.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Change to B, [kfb, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, slip marker] 4 times, kfb, knit to last st, kfb – 30 sts. Row 6: Knit.
Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 5-6 – 50 sts at end of last row; 10 sts between each marker.
Rows 11-12: Change to C and repeat Rows 5-6 – 60 sts; 12 sts between each marker.
Shape First Star Point
Rows 1-2: K12, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 3: K2tog, k8, k2tog – 10 sts.
Rows 4-5: Knit.
Row 6: K2tog, k6, k2tog – 8 sts.
Rows 7-8: Knit.
Row 9: K2tog, k4, k2tog – 6 sts.
Rows 10-11: Knit.
Row 12: K2tog, k2, k2tog – 4 sts.
Row 13: [K2tog] twice – 2 sts. Row 14: K2tog – 1 st. Fasten off last st.
Shape Second-Fourth Star Points
Join C in next unworked st of Star Center. Repeat Rows 1-14 of First Star Point.
Shape Fifth Star Point
Work as for Second Star Point until Row 13 has been completed.
Row 14: Change to B and k2. Repeat Row 14 until Hanger measures 3” [7.5 cm].
Bind off, leaving a long tail.
Sew side edges together to create Star. Fold bind-off row of Hanger to tip of point and, using long tail, sew in place.
Weave in ends.
- A, B, C
- Color A, B, C
- knit 2 sts together
- work directions in brackets the number of times specified
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