Knitted Elephant Dishcloth

Behold the charming and delightful Knitted Elephant Dishcloth! This unique and practical kitchen accessory is not your ordinary dishcloth. Crafted with love and care, this adorable elephant-shaped dishcloth brings a touch of whimsy and fun to your daily chores. Made from soft and absorbent yarn, it is perfect for tackling all your dishwashing needs while adding a playful element to your kitchen decor. With its charming elephant shape and practical functionality, the Knitted Elephant Dishcloth is a delightful and useful item that will bring joy to your kitchen routine. It also makes a thoughtful and unique gift for friends and loved ones who appreciate the beauty of handmade crafts. So why settle for ordinary dishcloths when you can add a touch of whimsy and personality to your kitchen with this adorable knitted elephant?


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, ELEPHANT 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.

ELEPHANT 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) p6, k3, p4, k3, p3, k3, p4, k3, p6

Row 8) p5, k7, p1, k4, p1, k4, p1, k7, p5

Row 10) p4, k7, p1, k3, p1, k6, p1, k8, p4

Row 12) p3, k8, p1, k3, p1, k7, p1, k8, p3

Row 14) p3, k8, p1, k4, p1, k6, p1, k8, p3

Row 16) p3, k9, p1, k4, p1, k14, p3

Row 18) p4, k3, p1, k5, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k3, p4

Row 20) p9, k5, p1, k4, p1, k6, p9

Row 22) p10, k5, p1, k4, p1, k4, p10

Row 24) p10, k5, p1, k5, p1, k3, p10

Row 26) p7, k3, p1, k3, p1, k6, p1, k2, p1, k3, p7

Row 28) p6, k5, p1, k11, p1, k5, p6

Row 30) p5, k5, p1, k13, p1, k5, p5

Row 32) p5, k5, p1, k13, p1, k5, p5

Row 34) p4, k6, p1, k13, p1, k6, p4

Row 36) p4, k6, p1, k3, p1, k5, p1, k3, p1, k6, p4

Row 38) p3, k7, p1, k13, p1, k7, p3

Row 40) p2, k8, p1, k13, p1, k8, p2

Row 42) p2, k9, p1, k11, p1, k9, p2

Row 44) p2, k9, p1, k11, p1, k9, p2

Row 46) p2, k10, p1, k9, p1, k10, p2

Row 48) p3, k8, p4, k5, p4, k8, p3

Row 50) p4, k5, p17, k5, p4

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

ELEPHANT knitting pattern – CHART

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

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