Chevron Seed Dishcloth - Knitting Pattern
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The Chevron Seed Dishcloth is a fun knit dishcloth pattern using the chevron seed stitch with I-cord side edging. These dishcloths are super quick to make and practical in your home/kitchen. I love that these dishcloths are a great way to add long lasting, quality products to your home! You can pop them in the washer and dryer and they will last for years! These are knit using the soft, squishy Knitpicks Dishie yarn, or any other worsted weight cotton yarn you can achieve gauge with!
I used my all time FAVOURITE cotton yarn, KnitPicks Dishie cotton yarn in the color Blue! The other tester shots in this post are Dishie in Conch, Dewdrop and Mint. I have been making tons of dishcloths with this cotton Dishie yarn! It is a really soft and flexible cotton yarn, while still having enough structure, and it doesn't split while working with it!
You can use any weight 4 worsted cotton yarn for these patterns, but I definitely recommend Dishie yarn for dishcloths if you haven't tried it before!
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- 5 mm needles (US 8)
- ~48 yards / 25 grams of worsted weight (4) cotton yarn. Click here for my favorite cotton yarn.
- Measuring tool
- Tapestry needle
- Optional: 2 stitch markers
This pattern makes a dishcloth that is approx. 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm).
RS right side of work
WS wrong side of work
sl slip stitch (purlwise)
wyib with yarn in back
*…* repeat the instructions within the *…* as specified
Note: Gauge is not super important for this design, as the sizing of the finished items does not need to be exact. I recommend using a needle size that will get you fairly close to this gauge, but can be a little off. You can adjust the size of the dishcloth if needed as well!
Gauge swatch should be in the chevron seed stitch pattern, and blocked.
4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 18 sts x 24 rows
- Keep track of row counts and any sizing modifications so that you can replicate it if you make more!
- I use a digital row counter to keep track of my rows.
- You could use stitch markers to mark between the I cord edging and the body stitch pattern to make it clear where to switch.
- Pay careful attention to the beginning and end of each row for the I-cord edge. The first two stitches will always be slipped with yarn in back, and the last two stitches will always be purled.
- knitting the 3rd stitch (after the 2 slipped stitches), pull the yarn fairly snug to ensure your I-cord edge isn’t too loose. Note: the first few rows the I-cord edge will look loose no matter what, it tightens up as you progress.
- In this pattern, even rows are the wrong side, odd rows are the right side.
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Using the Long Tail Cast On (or any other preferred cast on method), cast on 37 stitches. (or a multiple of 8 + 5)
Row 1 (RS): sl 2 wyib, *p1, k3* repeat until you have 3 sts left, p3
Row 2 (WS): sl 2 wyib, p1, *k1, p5, k1, p1* repeat until you have 2 sts left, p2
Row 3 (RS): sl 2 wyib, *k2, p1, k3, p1, k1* repeat until you have 3 sts left, k1, p2
Row 4 (WS): sl 2 wyib, p1, *p2, k1, p1, k1, p3* repeat until you have 2 sts left, p2
Rows 5 - 44: repeat rows 1 - 4, 10 more times
(Note: add/subtract repeats of rows 1 – 4 if you find your row gauge is off and your length is not equal to your width)
Row 45: repeat row 1
Bind off all stitches. For the cleanest edge, I recommend binding off purlwise, as you are binding off on a WS row.
Weave in ends and block your piece to straighten out the edges and corners!
I often add a removable rivet style thin label to a corner of my dishcloth as a hanging loop. You could also tie a couple strands of leather as a hanging loop, or crochet a chain loop.
Remember to tag me on Instagram @perfectlyknotted and use the hashtags #ChevronSeedDishcloth so I can see what you make!
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