Knitted Locomotive Dishcloth

Imagine a charming dishcloth that features a locomotive design, all intricately knitted with care and attention to detail. This unique and whimsical dishcloth adds a touch of personality to your kitchen, making the mundane task of washing dishes a little more enjoyable. The combination of the cozy knit material and the playful locomotive motif creates a fun and functional addition to your home decor. Whether you're a train enthusiast or simply appreciate handcrafted items, this knitted locomotive dishcloth is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you use it. Whether you're using it to wipe down countertops, clean dishes, or simply display it as a decorative accent, the knitted locomotive dishcloth is a versatile and charming addition to any home. Add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your kitchen with this delightful and unique dishcloth that combines the art of knitting with a playful locomotive motif. 


CO: cast on

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

st: stitch

k: knit

p: purl


– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.

– Continue working as follows:

4 garter sts, LOCOMOTIVE pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts (55 rows).

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.


Garter Stitch

k all sts, all rows.

LOCOMOTIVE dishcloth knitting pattern – Row by row

Row 1) and every following odd row (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 6) p9, k3, p10, k4, p9

Row 8) p8, k5, p8, k6, p8

Row 10) p7, k21, p7

Row 12) p7, k21, p7

Row 14) p3, k4, p1, k5, p7, k8, p1, k3, p3

Row 16) p4, k4, p1, k3, p1, k6, p1, k8, p1, k3, p3

Row 18) p5, k4, p3, k8, p1, k6, p1, k4, p3

Row 20) p6, k15, p1, k4, p1, k5, p3

Row 22) p8, k14, p4, k4, p5

Row 24) p5, k25, p5

Row 26) p4, k26, p5

Row 28) p4, k26, p5

Row 30) p4, k17, p6, k3, p5

Row 32) p4, k17, p6, k3, p5

Row 34) p4, k17, p6, k3, p5

Row 36) p5, k16, p6, k3, p5

Row 38) p7, k15, p4, k4, p5

Row 40) p9, k4, p4, k6, p2, k5, p5

Row 42) p9, k4, p4, k13, p5

Row 44) p8, k6, p3, k13, p5

Row 46) p8, k6, p3, k13, p5

Row 48) p17, k14, p4

Row 50) p17, k14, p4

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

LOCOMOTIVE dishcloth knitting pattern – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

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