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Simple Eyelet Dishcloth

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Pretty and practical, the Simple Eyelet Dishcloth proves that cleaning up doesn't have to be boring. This darling knit dishcloth pattern features a charming eyelet and ridge stitch design and a basic crocheted hanging loop. Knit a few of the Simple Eyelet Dishcloths for a fun housewarming present or stick a few in a care package for a homesick college student.

Simple Eyelet Dishcloth
Simple Eyelet Dishcloth
This image courtesy of bernat.com

Easy

Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm

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

Materials:

  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Solids: 1.75 oz/50 g or Ombres: 1.75 oz/42.5 g) 1 ball
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook

 

 

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 5 mm needles in stocking st.

 

 

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 7 ins [18 cm] square

 

 

Note: 2 balls will make 3 dish cloths

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS


DISH CLOTH WITH EYELETS
Cast on 1 st.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yfwd. K1) all in st. 3 sts.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 5 sts.
4th row: Knit.
5th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
6th row: Knit. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 sts.
11th row: As 5th row.
12th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
13th row: As 5th row.
14th row: Knit.
15th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. *yrn. P2tog. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P1. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
16th row: Knit.
17th row: As 5th row.
18th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
19th row: As 5th row.
20th row: Knit.
21st row: As 5th row.
22nd row: Knit.
23rd row: As 5th row.
24th row: Knit. Rep 11th to 24th rows once more. 39 sts.
39th row: As 5th row. 41 sts.
40th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
41st row: As 5th row. 43 sts.
42nd row: Knit.
43rd row: K1. K2tog. *yrn. P2tog. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P1. K2tog. K1.
44th row: Knit.
45th row: K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
46th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
47th row: As 45th row.
48th row: Knit.
49th row: As 45th row.
50th row: Knit.
51st row: As 45th row.
52nd row: Knit.
53rd row: As 45th row.
54th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
55th row: As 45th row.
56th row: Knit. Rep 43rd to 56th rows once more. 15 sts.
71st row: As 43rd row. 13 sts.
72nd row: Knit.
73rd row: As 45th row. 11 sts.
74th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
75th row: As 45th row. 9 sts.
76th row: Knit.
77th row: As 45th row. 7 sts.
78th row: Knit.
79th row: As 45th row. 5 sts.
80th row: Knit.
81st row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
82nd row: Knit.
83rd row: K3tog. Fasten off.

 

SIMPLE RIDGE DISHCLOTH
Cast on 1 st.
1st row:(RS). (K1. yfwd. K1) all in st. 3 sts.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: K1. (K1. yfwd. K1) in next st. K1. 5 sts.
4th row: K2. P1. K2.
5th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 7 sts.
6th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
7th and 8th rows: Rep last 2 rows once more. 9 sts. 9th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Purl to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
11 sts.
10th row: Knit.
11th and 12th rows: Rep last 2 rows once more. 13 sts. Rep 5th to 12th rows 3 times more, then 5th to 10th rows once. 43 sts.
43rd row: K1. K2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 41 sts.
44th row: Knit.
45th row: K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 39 sts.
46th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
47th and 48th rows: Rep last 2 rows once more. 37 sts.
49th row: As 43rd row. 35 sts.
50th row: Knit.
51st and 52nd rows: Rep last 2 rows once. 33 sts. Rep 45th to 52nd rows 3 times more. 9 sts.
53rd row: As 45th row. 7 sts.
54th row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
55th row: (K1. K2tog) twice. K1. 5 sts.
56th row: K2. P1. K2.
57th row: K1. K3tog. K1.
58th row: Knit.
59th row: K3tog. Fasten off.


Hanging Loop:
With crochet hook, make a chain 2½ ins [6 cm] long. Sew in position to top corner as illustrated.

 

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I really like these diagonal patterns that go from corner to corner. They're easy to follow and seem to go so quickly. My family loves dishcloths for Christmas!

This looks like a good alternative to the dishcloths I usually make. I like the eyelet part especially and the size if just right. From the other comments it looks like there is some confusion with the pattern but guess I will have to try it first. Need to get some new cotton yarn first

I am in intermediate level knitter, but I don't recognize the abbreviations in this pattern. What does "ym" mean? The eyelet cloth looks beautiful and would be a good pattern for a beginner if the abbreviations were all well defined in the beginning.

Yrn means to wrap the yarn around the needle similar to a yo, but it's usually used between purl stitches to create a hole. Just wrap the yarn, purl wise until it comes back to the front so you can make the next stitch purl wise, too, or in this case, two stitches purled together.

I want to make the Simple Ridge Dishcloth and can't get the count of the rows right. 11th and 12th rows Rep last 2 rows once more. (13 14th rows) 13 sts. Rep 5th to 12th rows 3 times more (8 rows x 3 = 24...38 rows so far), then 5th to 10th rows once (38 rows these last 6 rows = 44 rows). 43 sts. 43rd row K1. K2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 41 sts. 44th row Knit. So is the next row 45 instead of 43 and will is mess things up? Signed-confused.

does yfwd also mean yo (yarn over) in your terms?

The yfwd (yarn forward) is often used as an alternative way to write yo in older patterns, which is what happened here. So yes, when you read this pattern the yfwd's are basically the same thing as yo. Thanks for asking! Editors of AllFreeKnitting

What does yfwd stand for?

yfwd stands for yarn forward. You bring the yarn to the front of the work, after you have completed or in order to complete/create the next stitch. hope this helps.

Inc 1 st in next st. What does this mean?

Inc 1 st in next stitch means to make a stitch in the next stitch in addition to the stitch that is already there-knit it front and back-its an increase to create 2 stitches out of 1 stitch. hope this helps.

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