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Daisy Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern

By: Lynn Spencer from nourishandnestle.com
Daisy Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern

Learn how to knit the perfect dishcloths with this adorable free knitting pattern that utilizes knit and crochet techniques to make a project you adore. The Daisy Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern creates a 10.5 square inch DIY dish cloth that can be given as a gift or utilized in your own kitchen. The daisy stitch is a fun, quick knit and the simple crochet border adds a nice finished edge. Make this pattern cool and tranquil in muted colors or make something to brighten up your kitchen.

* There is a quick video on the site, www.nourishandnestle.com, which shows how to do the daisy stitch.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

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

Gauge16 sts = 4” in Stocking Stitch.

Materials List

  • 1 skein worsted weight medium , 100% cotton. 200 yards made 2 washcloths.
  • Size 6 knitting needles, or to fit your gauge
  • 3.75 MM crochet hook

How to Knit the Daisy Stitch Washcloth

Instructions

  1. Cast on 49 stitches

  2. Row 1: Knit all

  3. Row 2: Knit 1 *Purl the next 3 stitches together, but dont drop them off of the the needle. Bring your right hand needle from the back to the front, Yarn Over and purl the same 3 stitches together again and drop them from the left needle. Knit One.* See the video at the end of the directions for an illustration of this repeat.

  4. Row 3: Knit all

  5. Row 4: Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 *Purl the next 3 stitches together, but dont drop them off of the the needle. Bring your right hand needle from the back to the front, Yarn Over and purl the same 3 stitches together again and drop them from the left needle. Knit One.* This row will end with a a Purl 1, Knit 1.

  6. Row 5: Knit all

  7. Repeat rows 2-5 until you reach 9 inches.

  8. Bind off, but dont cut yarn

  9. With your crochet hook, work approximately 25 (about half the number of stitches cast on and the rows worked) evenly spaced single crochet stitches into each side of the washcloth, working 2 single crochet stitches into each corner stitch.

  10. Single Crochet 2 more rows around the washcloth, working 2 more stitches at the corner of the next row and then 3 stitches in the corner of the last row.

  11. Bind off and weave in all your loose ends.

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I make lots of dishcloths and this is one of the prettiest. The daisy stitch is a good one to add once you know how to knit and purl. Dishcloths or washcloths are the perfect project to use to tryout new stitches and gain proficiency. I love that a video is included. There is no substitute for seeing how it is done no matter how clear the directions.

I have been trying to increase my stitch repertoire and this will be a very pretty and practical way to add the daisy stitch! I'll also be able to add it to the gift collection I'm making for my children's house warming package. It will be inexpensive as well because I often find cotton yarn at my local charity shoppes.

The daisy knit stitch Washcloth is one for all beginners to try. The pattern is easy and simple. Cotton yarn is the preferred choice of yarn and it really works up beautifully. These are great for gifts and you can make them in all sorts of colors. There is a lot of different cotton yarns out available at different craft stores. Have fun and enjoy.

Pretty washcloth to practice both knitting and crochet. The author includes a video tutorial on knitting the daisy stitch and it couldn't be easier. For people new to pattern knitting, this simple project is a great way to get your feet wet and to practice your newly learned skills. For experienced knitters, the repetition of the pattern keeps it from becoming boring. Happy knitting.

This pattern is called easy...it is not. It is cumbersome and time consuming. Many other pretty patterns that are truly easy!

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