Knitted Upside Down Dishcloth

Create a unique dishcloth by knitting it in an unconventional way - upside down! This technique adds a fun twist to a traditional knitting project, allowing you to experiment with different textures and patterns. By starting from the bottom edge and working your way up, you can achieve a distinct look that will stand out in your kitchen. The upside-down method also offers a new challenge for experienced knitters looking to expand their skills and try something out of the ordinary. Knitting a dishcloth upside down can be a refreshing change from the usual top-down approach. It requires a bit of adjustment in your knitting technique, but the end result is well worth the effort. You can play around with various stitches and color combinations to create a one-of-a-kind dishcloth that will impress your friends and family. So grab your needles and yarn, and get ready to knit a unique and eye-catching dishcloth that will add a touch of creativity to your kitchen! 

Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream in Colorways: Country Red (for the single crochet border)
Knitting Needles: US #8 and US #7
Crochet hook: US size 7 or 4.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: Not needed for this project

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • Kfb: Knit front and back (knit one stitch first in the front and then knit the same stitch in the back before slipping it off the left needle – 1 stitch increase)
  • rm: remove marker
  • sm: slip marker
  • wyif S1: with yarn in front slip one stitch purlwise
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side

The Upside Down Dishcloth*:

  • Cast on 5 stitches with US #8 needles
  • With US #7 knit
    • Row 1 (RS): K1, pm, Kfb, pm, K1, pm, Kfb, pm, wyif S1
    • Row 2 (WS): K1, sm, K2, sm, P1, sm, K2, sm, wyif S1
    • Row 3: K1, sm, knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K1, sm, Kfb, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
    • Row 4: K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, P1, sm, knit to the marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat Rows 3 and 4 till the desired dishcloth length is reached.
  • Bind off stitches loosely with US #8 knitting needles.
  • Crochet edging: Starting at the cast on edge to the right of the center knit stitch, pick up and single crochet around the dishcloth edge. At the two non-mitered corner single crochet twice into the same corner edge stitch. Slip stitch into the first single crochet border stitch and crochet 10 chain stitches. Slip stitch into the single crochet stitch on the other side of the center knit stitch.
  • Weave in the ends.
  • Wash and block the dishcloth.
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