Knitted Heart and Paw Dishcloth

The Knitted Heart and Paw Dishcloth is a charming and practical addition to any kitchen. Made with love and care, this dishcloth features a delightful pattern of hearts and paw prints that will bring a touch of whimsy to your daily chores. The soft and absorbent texture of the dishcloth makes it perfect for wiping down countertops, drying dishes, or even using it as a hot pad to protect your hands from hot pots and pans. The intricate knitting technique used to create this dishcloth ensures its durability, so you can enjoy its beauty and functionality for years to come. Whether you're a dog lover, a cat enthusiast, or simply appreciate the beauty of a well-crafted dishcloth, the Knitted Heart and Paw Dishcloth is a must-have item for your kitchen.

ABBREVIATIONS

CO: cast on

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

st: stitch

k: knit

p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS

– 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, HEART and PAW 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.

STITCH GLOSSARY

Garter Stitch

k all sts, all rows.

HEART and PAW 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) p17, k2, p16

Row 8) p16, k4, p15

Row 10) p15, k3, p1, k2, p14

Row 12) p13, k3, p4, k2, p2, k3, p8

Row 14) p11, k3, p8, k6, p7

Row 16) p10, k3, p5, k10, p7

Row 18) p8, k3, p6, k10, p2, k2, p4

Row 20) p7, k3, p8, k9, p1, k4, p3

Row 22) p6, k3, p10, k8, p1, k5, p2

Row 24) p5, k3, p13, k5, p3, k4, p2

Row 26) p4, k3, p11, k3, p6, k2, p1, k3, p2

Row 28) p3, k3, p11, k5, p1, k3, p1, k4, p4

Row 30) p3, k3, p11, k5, p1, k3, p1, k5, p3

Row 32) p2, k4, p12, k3, p1, k4, p1, k5, p3

Row 34) p2, k4, p13, k1, p2, k5, p1, k4, p3

Row 36) p2, k4, p16, k5, p2, k2, p4

Row 38) p2, k4, p9, k2, p6, k3, p2, k2, p5

Row 40) p2, k6, p6, k3, p10, k3, p5

Row 42) p3, k12, p1, k2, p8, k4, p5

Row 44) p4, k10, p3, k3, p4, k5, p6

Row 46) p6, k6, p6, k10, p7

Row 48) p19, k8, p8

Row 50) p21, k4, p10

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

HEART and PAW dishcloth knitting pattern – CHART

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

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