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Christmas Tree Dishcloth



Make your kitchen festive this holiday season with this wonderful knitting pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream. An engaging knit project with beautiful lacy texture, the tree's trademark ridges are created using a simple pleating technique. You're going to love it.

Christmas Tree Dishcloth


  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
  • Contrast A (00016 Dark Pine) 1 ball
  • Contrast B (00001 White) 1 ball
  • 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 st. gauge

Stitch Glossary
Approx = Approximately.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat(ing).
RS = Right side.
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.


  1. With B, cast on 52 sts.
  2. 1st row: (RS). Knit. Place marker at end of row.
  3. 2nd and 4th rows: Purl.
  4. 3rd and 5th rows: Knit.
  5. 6th row: Purl. Break B.
  6. 7th row: (Make pleat-RS). With A, *Pick up horizontal loop at WS of st from marked row directly below next st and place on left-hand needle. Knit this st tog with next st on needle. Rep from * to end of row.
  7. 8th row: Purl.
  8. 9th row: K1. *(M1. K1) twice. K2. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K3. (M1. K1)twice. Rep from * twice more.
  9. 10th row: Purl.
  10. 11th row: K1. *M1. K4. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K4. M1. K1. Rep from *twice more. 46 sts.
  11. 12th row: Purl.
  12. 13th row: K1. *(M1. K1) twice. K1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K2. (M1. K1)twice. Rep from * twice more.
  13. 14th row: Purl. Break A.
  14. 15th to 21st rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
  15. 22nd row: Purl.
  16. 23rd row: As 13th row.
  17. 24th row: Purl.
  18. 25th row: K1. *M1. K3. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K3. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. 40 sts.
  19. 26th row: Purl.
  20. 27th row: K1. *(M1. K1) twice. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K1. (M1. K1) twice. Rep from * twice more.
  21. 28th row: Purl. Break A.
  22. 29th to 35th rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
  23. 36th row: Purl.
  24. 37th row: As 27th row.
  25. 38th row: Purl.
  26. 39th row: K1. *M1. K2. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K2. M1. K1. Rep from *twice more. 34 sts.
  27. 40th row: Purl.
  28. 41st row: K1. *M1. K1. M1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. (M1. K1) twice. Repfrom * twice more.
  29. 42nd row: Purl. Break A.
  30. 43rd to 49th rows: With B, as 1st to 7th rows.
  31. 50th row: Purl.
  32. 51st row: As 41st row.
  33. 52nd row: Purl.
  34. 53rd row: With A, K1. *M1. K1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K1. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. 28 sts.
  35. 54th row: Purl.
  36. 55th row: K1. *M1. K2. K2tog. ssk. K2. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more.
  37. 56th row: Purl. Break A.
  38. 57th to 63rd rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
  39. 64th row: Purl.
  40. 65th row: As 55th row.
  41. 66th row: Purl.
  42. 67th row: K1. *M1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. M1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 22 sts.
  43. 68th row: Purl.
  44. 69th row: K1. *M1. K1. K2tog. ssk. K1. M1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
  45. 70th row: Purl. Break A.
  46. 71st to 77th rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
  47. 78th row: Purl.
  48. 79th row: K1. (K1. K2tog. ssk. K2) 3 times. 16 sts.
  49. 80th row: Purl.
  50. 81st row: K1. (M1. K2tog. ssk. M1. K1) 3 times.
  51. 82nd row: Purl.
  52. 83rd row: K1. (K2tog. ssk. K1) 3 times. 10 sts.
  53. 84th row: Purl.
  54. 85th row: K1. (ssk) twice. (K2tog) twice. K1. 6 sts.
  55. 86th row: Purl.
  56. 87th row: K1. ssk. K2tog. K1. 4 sts.
  57. 88th row: Purl.
  58. 89th row: ssk. K2tog. 2 sts.
  59. Break yarn. Draw yarn through rem 2 sts and fasten securely.

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Aug 15, 2012

Please explain 7th row. what does "stfrom" mean? Having a difficult time understanding any of 7th rows directions. Thank you. Also, in 9th row, what does "M1" mean?


Aug 13, 2012

Do you ever notice that the comments with questions regarding patterns never get responses?


6 Ratings

Aug 13, 2012

I agree with a few others about wanting a crocheted version of this patter. The instructions did start of saying this was a "wonderful Christmas crochet" pattern, turns out it is a knit pattern. I was disappointed.


Aug 13, 2012

I don't knit, any chance I could get the crocheted pattern emailed to me?


Jan 6, 2012

I am so glad that you did post the knit pattern as I do not crochet. The tree is very cute and I hope to make several. But it was posted incorrect. Thank You Very Much.


Jan 6, 2012

Need to proof read your introductions. The project is described as: "Make your kitchen festive this holiday season with this wonderful crochet pattern." Than goes on to give knitting instructions. I was disappointed as I expected a holiday crochet dish cloth to make for next season. Not everyone who crochets also knits. I have enjoyed many of your other projects. If you do have a crochet pattern similar to the knit tree dish cloth I would appreciate it. Thank you.


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