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Monday, August 12, 2013

Basket-Weave Knit Dishcloth with Crochet Border

I wanted to try knitting again and found this simple Basket-Weave Dishcloth pattern not only fun, but it was very rewarding to see the pattern start to come together in no time at all!  

I used cotton yarn, #10 needles, cast on 28 stitches as suggested and it ended up about 7"x6". I found that size more fitting for a pot holder so added a single crochet border then one round of double crochet. I'll use 36 stitches the next time.  
The pattern can be found HERE. I used the speckled Bernat "Holly Jolly Prints" for the basket weave and Sugar and Cream "Pine" for the border. It's never too early to practice for Christmas gifts:@)

Have a happy day!


  1. Oh, Lynnie! I'm so impressed that you can knit! This looks so good. I can crochet my head off but never have been able to knit! Keep that yarn rolling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  2. I'ts so pretty, it looks like little flowers woven in between the white!

  3. It looks so complicated! How do you get it to go two different directions?

  4. Hi Lynn,
    amazing, what such an easy pattern has a great look. And the yarn is fabulous, too. Thank you for sharing this great idea. You have so many talents.
    best greetings, Johanna

  5. Very nice, Lynn! I used a similar pattern to make a scarf posted here

  6. I think your dishcloth looks like little rosebuds!!! These are my absolute favorite for dishes and kitchen clean-ups!

  7. Very pretty, Lynn! Enjoy making Christmas gifts; they will be much loved by the lucky recipients.

  8. I wish I could knit. My MIL did the most wonderful things. I do know how to crochet (at least I did a long time ago.) I would love to make pretties like that.

  9. I love that yarn...I thought it looked like rosebuds, but I can see it could be holly, too :)

  10. Love the basketweave Lynn! Someone will have a Holly Jolly Christmas :)

  11. Such a pretty pattern, Lynn. I love the cotton yarn you chose. Thanks for sharing.


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