Diamond Brocade Knit Dishcloth Pattern
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.
BONUS FOR YOU
Get a free downloadable pdf of the pattern in spreadsheet format at the bottom of this post.
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.
DOWNLOAD SPREADSHEET OF PATTERN ????
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.
Click the image to get the downloadable spreadsheet of the Diamond Brocade Knit Dishcloth.
*Updated PDF on May 8, 2020 @ 3:50pm