Knitting Patterns

Frugal Homemade Gift Guide: Knitted Washcloth Edition

by Daisy Crafts

For when you really want to give a handknit gift but you’re running out of time: Washcloths Or dishcloths, dishrags, call them what you may. They’re quick and easy and still handknit. Here are a few of my favorites from our site: Honeycomb Dishcloth Hugs and Kisses Dishcloth (my favorite!) Good Grief! Dishcloth: My homage […]

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Irresistible

by Daisy Crafts

In Little House knitting news, I was halfway through knitting a second sock yesterday when I put down my needles and took up another set of needles.  Tiny ones, size 1. When I’m in second sock mode I sometimes need a little break, not from knitting, but from that pair of socks. I’d seen a […]

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Knitted Honeycomb Dishcloth #1

by Daisy Crafts

I think this is a sweet little cloth, perfect for a themed basket of honey-related items.  Tucked into a basket with a beeswax-rich lotion bar or some Clementine Honey Marmalade (recipe in our book, p. 137), or hand-dipped beeswax candles (in the book, too!), it makes a homey gift. Honeycomb Dishcloth Yarn: Your favorite dishcloth […]

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A Very Seedy Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

Another breeze of a knit.  Easy and fast.  This was done while the children were couch-jumping and trying their best to make off with my pattern book. This is a reversible seeded rib. I love the scrunchiness of the ribbing and how easy it is to memorize the pattern so I can knit this anywhere. […]

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Andalutheean Knitted Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

The latest in my so-easy-you-can-knit-with-swarming-kids dish/washcloth series.  If you can knit and purl, you can knit this hanging upside down from the monkey bars. The name . . . I have friends who speak Castilian Spanish and I love the way they pronounce some of their “s” sounds.  LOVE IT.  I could listen to them […]

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Good Grief! Knitted Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

Having grown up on a steady diet of Peanuts, I can’t help but see Charlie Brown’s shirt in this pattern. It’s a simple, knit and purl, good-for-beginners cloth. Good Grief! Knitted Dishcloth Yarn:  Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (or any worsted weight cotton) Needles:  Size 6 US or your preferred size for dishcloths CO: 31 sts. […]

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Ramen Noodle Knitted Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

This pattern is kid-tested. I don’t mean a child knitted it, or a child washed dishes with it.  I mean it’s easy enough that it can be knitted while kids are tugging on the tail of the knitting, trying to make off with the yarn ball, lying across your lap, and asking repeatedly why they […]

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Knitted Corded Rib Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

Another 36 stitch cloth, suitable for continuous knitting in strips and combining with other strips for a blanket. This pattern is subtly suggestive of cabling without any actual cabling. Yarn: Dishcloth cotton such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Needles: Size 6 or whatever gauges best for you and your dishcloths Pattern stitch: CR2F: K 2nd […]

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Knitted Trellis Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

This little cloth is an easy cable project, good to get your feet wet cabling-wise.  If you don’t have a cable needle, a bent paperclip, a spare knitting needle, or the like will do. Knitted Trellis Cloth Yarn:  Your favorite dishcloth cotton, such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, any color Needles: I use size 6 […]

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Knitted Pebble Wash/Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

I am loving this as a spa washcloth for the massaging quality of the “pebbles.”  Mmm. On a less indulgent note, the pebbles are also good for scrubbing dishes. *sigh* Pebble Cloth Yarn: Dishcloth cotton, e.g., Sugar ‘n Cream from Lily Needles: Size 6 or your favorite for dishcloths Cast on 36 sts. Knit all […]

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Patchwork Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

Needles: US size 6 Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cast on 36 sts. Rows 1-2: K Row 3:K 3, *P2, K2, rep from * to last 5 sts, P2, K3. Row 4: K3, *K2, P2, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5. Row 5: K3, [K2, P2] twice, *K4, P2, K2, P2, rep from […]

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Basketweave Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

This is a basic cloth in one of my favorite patterns. This is also the start of a dishcloths-to-blankets project I am working on–a series of dishcloths of the same dimensions (same number of cast on stitches) which can be knitted as individual dishcloths or knit in continuous strips of alternating patterns and sewn together […]

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Knitted Mini Wash Mitts

by Daisy Crafts

These are sort of fingertip wash mitts. Compared to the big, luxury mitts they dry more quickly and don’t drip as much while washing at the sink–you know that drip down to the elbows? The textured stitch makes for good scrubbiness. They measure about 4 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide at the top, […]

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Cabbage Patch Knitted Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

I think the hazelnut stitch from Super Stitches Knitting looks a lot like a field of cabbages. The green yarn helps complete the transformation from filbert to brassica. Shown in Lily Sugar’n Cream Hot Green. I used size 6 needles–use your preferred dishcloth cotton needle size. The first 4 sts and last 4 sts of […]

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Unnamed Dishcloth

by Daisy Crafts

I always reach for the smallest cloths in the drawer first. This one fits the bill and it’s scrubby, too. Knits up super fast, and there is a very simple crochet border to look forward to once you’re done knitting that even a knitter like me can do. I can’t think of a name for […]

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Knit Clog Re-sole

by Daisy Crafts

I heart Fiber Trends’ Felt Clogs.You know you have a useful item when you wear it out, reluctantly take it off in order to repair it, and immediately put it back on again.Due to some irresponsible usage (wearing them outside to grab sprigs of herbs, etc.), after two winters’ use the outer sole of my […]

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Knitted Felted Beads

by Daisy Crafts

Felted beads are sort of irresistible– soft, colorful, versatile. Fuzzy. String them, embellish them with tiny embroidery and I-don’t-know-what-all else, but whatever it is it’s bound to be cute.The usual way to make felted (or fulled) beads is to begin with wool roving, felt a snake of it, cut them into small pieces, and felt […]

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Hugs and Kisses Knitted Washcloth Pattern

by Daisy Crafts

I can’t stop knitting these. I think it is the sweatery-ness of the cables and ribbing. The chunkiness. The x’s and o’s. All that. Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, colors shown in the photos are Natural and Hot GreenNeedles: US Size 6 circular or straights; cable needle As you begin your pattern stitches, begin and […]

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Knitted Dishcloth Pattern #1: Blackberries

by Daisy Crafts

This pattern is inspired by our first decent year for blackberries. Now, I know blackberries aren’t exactly purple, but I found this shade of Soft Violet (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream) particularly fetching, and it is in the arena of blackberry-color. It looks blue in the photos, but it is violet in person. The “blackberries” are […]

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