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Thanksgiving Touchdown Dance Dishcloth Pattern

This Thanksgiving dishcloth pattern is the perfect kitchen knit to make your Thanksgiving meal prep a breeze!

Use this easy knit dishcloth pattern to help you pull the turkey out of the oven on Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving Touchdown Dance Dishcloth Pattern is the perfect knit for your Thanksgiving day festivities. While everyone is on the couch watching football, tackle this adorable knit dishcloth.

Thanksgiving is all about food and football (and giving thanks, of course). Knit this fun dishcloth to combine the two. You'll want to do a touchdown dance after you finish this lovely knit. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving and the family football game or you just want to bring your own contribution for dinner, you'll love this Thanksgiving knit!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Materials List

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
  • Contrast A Warm Brown (01130) 1 ball (45 m/50 yds)
  • Contrast B White (00001) 1 ball (12 m/14 yds)
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch

Approx 8" [20.5 cm] wide x 10" [25.5 cm] long


With A, cast on 3 sts.

  1. 1st row: (RS). Knit.

  2. 2nd row: K1. P1. K1.

  3. 3rd row: K1. M1. K1. M1. K1. 5 sts.

  4. 4th and alt rows: K1. Purl to last st. K1.

  5. 5th row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 7 sts.

  6. 7th row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 9 sts.

  7. 8th row: As 4th row. Rep last 2 rows until there are 21 sts. Do not break A. Join B. With B, rep last 2 rows 3 times. 27 sts. Break B. With A, rep last 2 rows until there are 39 sts. Beg with a purl row, work 9 rows even in stocking st.

  8. Next row: (RS). ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.

  9. Next row: K1. Purl to last st. K1. Rep last 2 rows until 27 sts rem. Join B at end of last row. With B, rep last 2 rows 3 times. 21 sts rem. Break B. With A, rep last 2 rows until 3 sts rem. Cast off.

Stitching Panel

  1. With B, cast on 17 sts. Knit 1 row.  Cast off. Sew Stitching Panel to center of Football. With B, work ‘Stitches’ as shown in picture, using straight stitch embroidery.


Knit next 2(3) stitches together
make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
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I think I understand it now. That is what the diagram is, correct?

I don't understand m1. Is it similar to the bi doff stitch?

M1-is "make 1 stitch", you do this by picking up the horizontal strand lying between the next two stitches and knitting through the back of it. Hope this helps, happy knitting.


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