Clean your dishes, your body or your face with this diamond brocade knit dishcloth pattern. Easy knit pattern made in one piece and perfect for any knitter to make for a gift or for themselves.
Not everybody wants to use a dishcloth for actually doing dishes or cleaning the kitchen. I use my cotton knit dishcloths as facecloths because they help remove makeup more efficiently than the make-up remover wipes I’ve used. These are great for mother’s day gifts, bridal shower gifts, baby shower gifts, or for graduation gifts (especially when the graduate is a big make-up fan like I am).
This hand knit dishcloth pattern uses a rather traditional stitch pattern in the body and simple garter stitch around the border. An added i-cord just makes it easy to hang off the faucet to air-dry.
The time has come to use up that 100% cotton yarn stash you have accumulated and make some fun dishcloths or facecloths.
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8” [20.32cm] wide / 7.5” [19cm] tall does not include i-cord loop
17.5 and 26 rows = 4″/10cm in Diamond Brocade pattern Gauge is not essential for this project
YARN: 100% cotton [worsted weight/4-Ply, 2oz/56.7g, 102 yds/93m] — 1 ball
Sample used Peaches & Cream Stripey in Spring Blue Stripes colorway
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 size 7 (4.5mm)
NOTIONS: Yarn needle, stitch markers
K1fb: knit 1 front and back (increase 1 st) — Video Tutorial Help
PM: place marker
SM: slip marker
- First 5 and last 5 stitches are worked in garter stitch throughout the project.
- The stitch multiple of the diamond brocade is 12 sts + 1
DIAMOND BROCADE DISHCLOTH / FACECLOTH
Cast on 35 — Video Tutorial Help
Rows 1-9: Knit
*Updated PDF and pattern on May 8, 2020 @ 3:50pm
|Row 1 (RS): K5, PM, *k1, p1, k9, p1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k1, PM, k5.|
|Row 2: K5, SM, k1, *p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * to marker, SM, k5.|
|Row 3: K5, SM, *[k1, p1] twice, k5, p1, k1, p1; repeat from * to last st before marker, k1, SM, k5.|
|Row 4: K5, SM, p1, *[p1, k1] twice, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2; repeat from * to marker, SM, k5.|
|Row 5: K5, SM, *k3, p1, [k1, p1] 3 times, k2; repeat from * to last st before marker, k1, SM, k5.|
|Row 6: K5, SM, p1, *p3, k1, [p1, k1] twice, p4; repeat from * to marker, SM, k5.|
|Row 7: K5, SM, *k5, p1, k1, p1, k4; repeat from * to last st before marker, k1, SM, k5.|
|Row 8: K5, SM, p1, *p3, k1, [p1, k1] twice, p4; repeat from * to marker, SM, k5.|
|Row 9: K5, SM, *k3, p1, [k1, p1] 3 times, k2; repeat from * to last st before marker, k1, SM, k5.|
|Row 10: K5, SM, p1, *[p1, k1] twice, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2; repeat from * to marker, SM, k5.|
|Row 11: K5, SM, *[k1, p1] twice, k5, p1, k1, p1; repeat from * to last st before marker, k1, SM, k5.|
|Row 12: K5, SM, k1, *p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * to marker, SM, k5.|
Rep Rows 1-12 twice more
Row 1 (RS): K5, remove marker, k25, remove marker, k5.
Rows 2-9: Knit
Bind Off and I-Cord Loop
Bind off knitwise to the last two stitches, k1fb — 3 sts on the needle.
–another way to think of it is to knit 33 sts (you have 1 stitch on your right needle and 1 on the left hand needle), k1fb — 3 sts on the needle.
Row 1 (RS): * Slip stitches from right hand needle to the left hand needle, k3 sts. Do not turn.
Repeat row 1 nineteen more times .
Cut yarn leaving a 10” [25.4cm] tail.
Use the tail to seam together the remaining stitches on the needle to the first 3 stitches from the start of the i-cord.
Weave in all ends.
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I love to write out patterns in long spreadsheet format for myself and rarely offer that as a downloadable option to the public. But many of you have asked for my spreadsheet for this pattern. So, I am offering it to you here.
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*Updated PDF on May 8, 2020 @ 3:50pm