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Sunflower Dishcloth Pattern

Sunflower Dishcloth Pattern

We have just the thing to brighten up that dreary kitchen. Try knitting this Sunflower Dishcloth Pattern for a cheery springtime addition to your cooking space. It's easy to forget about our kitchen when we're knitting, and you don't usually expect to learn how to knit flowers from a dishcloth tutorial. Better late than never, now you have an easy knitting project that will make you feel like you've stepped into warm sunlight every time you go to cook for the family. Make a few for your friends, as they make wonderful housewarming gifts.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials

  • Contrast A: Lily® Sugar'n Cream® Warm Brown (01130) - 1 ball or 30 m/33 yds
  • Contrast B: Lily® Sugar'n Cream® Yellow (00010) - 1 ball or 25 m/28 yds
  • Contrast C: Lily® Sugar'n Cream® Country Yellow (01612) - 1 ball or 25 m/28 yds
  • Note: 1 ball of each of A, B and C will make 3 Dishcloths.
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
     

 

Measurements: Approx 9" [23 cm] diameter, including petals.

 

Abbreviations:
Approx = Approximately
Inc1 = Increast 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
MB = [(K1. P1) twice. K1] all in next stitch. Turn. P2tog. P1. P2tog. Turn. Sl1. K2tog. psso.
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat(s)
RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
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).
Tog = Together

 

Instructions

Center
With A, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc1 in first st. Knit to last st. Inc1 in last st. 7 sts.
2nd row: Inc1 in first st. Purl to last st. Inc1 in last st. 9 sts.
3rd row: Inc1 in first st. K1. MB. K3. MB. K1. Inc1 in last st. 11 sts.
4th and alt rows: Purl.
5th row: Inc1 in first st. (MB. K3) twice. MB. Inc1 in last st. 13 sts.
7th row: Inc1 in first st. (K3. MB) twice. K3. Inc1 in last st. 15 sts.
9th row: Inc1 in first st. K2. (MB. K3) twice. MB. K2. Inc1 in last st. 17 sts.
11th row: Inc1  in first st. K1. (MB. K3) 3 times. MB. K1. inc1 in last st. 19 sts.
13th row: K1. (MB. K3) 4 times. MB. K1.
15th row: Inc1 in first st. K2. (MB. K3) 3 times. MB. K2. Inc1 in last st. 21 sts.
17th row: K2. (MB. K3) 4 times. MB. K2.
19th row: K4. (MB. K3) 4 times. MB. K4
21st row: As 17th row.
23rd row: ssk. K2. (MB. K3) 3 times. MB. K2. K2tog. 19 sts.
25th row: K1. (MB. K3) 4 times. MB. K1.
27th row: ssk. K1. (MB. K3) 3 times. MB. K1. K2tog. 17 sts.
29th row: ssk. K2. (MB. K3) tiwce. MB. K2. K2tog. 15 sts.
31st row: ssk. (K3. MB) twice. K3. K2tog. 13 sts.
33rd row: ssk. (MB. K3) twice. MB. K2tog. 11 sts.
35th row: ssk. K1. MB. K3. MB. K1. K2tog. 9 sts.
36th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. 7 sts.
37th row: ssk. K2. MB. K2. K2tog. 5 sts.
38th row: Purl. Cast off.

 

1st Group of Petals:With B, cast on 9 sts.
**1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K8. Inc1 in last st.
3rd row: K9. Turn. Leave rem st unworked.
4th row: Sl1. K8.
5th row: K2tog. K8.
6th row: K7. K2tog.
7th row: Cast off 7 sts. 1 st rem.***
8th and 9th rows: K1.
Cast on 8 sts. 9 sts in total.**
Rep from ** to ** 11 times more, then from ** to *** once. Fasten off. (13 Petals in total).

 

2nd Group of Petals: With C, work as given for First Group of Petals.

 

FINISHING
Twist 1st and 2nd Groups of Petals around each other. Sew side seams. Sew Petals around Center.

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This is an interesting dish cloth pattern, and it makes a lot of texture in the center. I am not sure I would call it "Easy" though, since it takes a lot of work to make the bumps and all the petals. Still, it would make a nice gift if you can make it. You could do yellow in the center and white for the petals too.

This is such a great way to bring some sunshine into a kitchen. Love it!

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