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V-Day Knit Dishcloths

Valentine's Day knitting patterns like this will get your heart thumping!

V-Day Knit Dishcloths
V-Day Knit Dishcloths
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It's easy to decorate your house for Valentine's Day with knitting patterns like the V-Day Knit Dishcloths! Each is a fast knit dishcloth pattern that will add some seriously cute (and lovable!) flair to your kitchen. This is also the best knit dishcloth pattern for gifts for fellow homeowners, or for your sweetheart if they're the one who takes care of the dishes! Even if they're not, they make great washcloths for facial care. Valentine's Day knitting patterns for the home are hard to come by, so these are top-notch.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge18 sts x 24 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st.

18 sts x 32 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in garter st.

Finished SizeApprox 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm). Approx 10" (25cm) across heart

Materials List

  • Willow Yarns™ Sudsy (85% cotton/15% polyester; 100g/175yd)

    • 732189-0008 Pink Lemonade (1 ball): A

    • 732189-0009 Sorbet (1 ball): B

    • 732189-0010 Lavender (1 ball): C

    • 732189-0017 Plum (1 ball): D


  • US size 8 (5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

Dishcloths

Stitch Guide

Duplicate st:

Right Leg: Slide the needle from back to front at the bottom of the V of k st, follow the right leg up to end of st, slide the needle through both legs of the st above the st you are duplicating.
Left Leg: Insert the needle from front to back where you first inserted the needle at the bottom of the st that you are duplicating.

Rep for each st that you want to duplicate going up, then work to the side for sts. Do not work duplicate st going down; always go up or work sideways.

Notes

  1. This pat makes a set of four washcloths—one Garter Heart, one Seed Heart, and two Square Washcloths. The Square Washcloths are k following a chart and then embellished with duplicate st messages.

  2. Sl st as if to p with working yarn to the WS.

  3. For duplicate st, each count of a st on chart is the same count on the washcloth.

Garter Heart Washcloth

  1. Heart Top (make 2)

    Using A, CO 8 sts.

    Row 1: Wyif sl 1, kfb, k to end, turn.
    Rows 2-15: Rep Row 1. At end of Row 15, cut yarn—24 sts. Place sts on holder

  2. Heart Midsection

    Slide both Heart Tops onto same needle.

    Row 16: Wyif, sl 1, k across all 48 sts, turn.
    Rows 17-32: Rep Row 16.

  3. Heart Bottom

    Row 33: Wyif, sl 1, k2tog, k to end, turn.
    Next Rows: Rep Row 33 until 4 sts rem. BO. Weave in ends

Seed St Heart Washcloth

  1. Heart Top (make 2)

    Using B, CO 8 sts.

    Row 1: Wyif, sl 1, kfb, (k1, p1) to end, turn.
    Rows 2-15: Rep Row 1. At end of Row 15, cut yarn—24 sts. Place sts on holder.

  2. Heart Midsection

    Slide both Heart Tops onto same needle.

    Row 16: Wyif, sl 1, (k1, p1) across all 48 sts.
    Rows 17-32: Rep Row 16, turn.

  3. Heart Bottom

    Row 33: Wyif, sl 1, k2tog, (k1, p1) to end.
    Next Rows: Rep Row 33 until 4 sts rem. BO. Weave in ends.

Square Washcloths

  1. Washcloth (make 1 with C and 1 with D)

    CO 47 sts.

    Row 1 (RS): Beg working Square Washcloth chart.

    Cont working chart. On last row, BO and weave in ends.

  2. Duplicate St Details

    Following the Be Mine Heart chart, use C to add duplicate st lettering on the D Square Washcloth.

  3. Following the U R Cute chart, use B to add duplicate st lettering on the C Square washcloth.

    Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

BO
bind off
CO
cast on
kfb
knit front and back of next stitch
k2tog
knit 2 stitches together
sl
slip
sl st
slip stitch
wyif
with yarn in front
St st
Stockinette stitch
rep
repeat
rem
remain/remaining
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