Picture of Knit a Round Purple Dish Cloth
Over 10 years ago a friend brought me a pattern for a round, knitted dish cloth, and challenged me to figure it out.  I was already love to the idea of knitted dish clothes so I accepted the challenge.  It took me a while to figure out what the pattern was trying to get me to do.  When the first one was done, it was lovely and I started to make them exclusively.  This pattern is an easy pattern, that works from the center to the outer edge and a seam is sewn to close the circle. Since I already had purple 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, this one will be purple.    So onward to knitting a lovely purple dish cloth.

Step 1:

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30 gr. 100% cotton worsted weight yarn
Size 7 knitting needles
Yarn needle (Not shown)

k – knit
co – cast on
bo – bind off
T – turn
k1f&b – knit one front and back (a form or increase, you end up with 2 stitches from the one stitch)
R – right needle
L– left needle
st – stitch
JCat131 month ago
What method of casting on do you use so that the tail and working yarn are on the same side?
JCat13 JCat131 month ago
Nevermind. All cast ons have the yarn on the same side. I think I just skipped a step. Embarrassing.
aurora12 months ago

i like the shape.but could you tell me me how i can do it bigger to shape a shawl? thank you.

aurora12 months ago
craftknowitall (author) 3 months ago

CorrinaT1 This is what it looks like cut down a little.

Smaller dish cloth.jpgSmaller dish cloth1.jpg
CorrinaT13 months ago
How can I make it smaller? Can teach me the no of stitch to cast n subsequent counts,please
craftknowitall (author)  CorrinaT13 months ago
The easiest way would be to use thinner yarn and smaller knitting needles same numbers. It would take more time than I have right now to figure out how to change the count. I won't be free until after June 18th, when I get back from my trip. If I happen to get it done earlier I will get it to you. Thanks for asking.
Thanks So So much.. greatly appreciate it.. I m looking at making it into a 6" circle.. using the same yarn tt i made one at 8".. my aunt loves it a lot.. and I m actually a first timer doing this...so happy to b able to knit something for her.. have a great trip..
nnacky noo made it!6 months ago
Figured out where to repeat the pattern from. Went wrong a couple of times but not bad for my second time following a pattern!
craftknowitall (author)  nnacky noo6 months ago
It looks great! This is my favorite dish cloth. Thanks for sharing.
Can I make the size smaller? How many stitches I need go reduce to make it smaller

I found someone on Etsy selling this pattern. I've bookmarked it if you want to find them.

nnacky noo6 months ago

At the end of the first section, it says repeat from *-*. I can't find the first asterix.

craftknowitall (author)  nnacky noo6 months ago
Try it now, in step 4. Thanks for commenting.
If you only do 4 sections, bind it off and sew it together, it make a very cute baby hate
And I still ended up with 14 at the end
craftknowitall (author)  thatcraftygirl2 years ago
I don't under stand where you are in the pattern. At any one time you will have a total of 15, or 16 or 17 or 18 stitches on both needles. If you only have 14 either you started out with 14 instead of 15 stitches or your lost a stitch somewhere.
I keep getting 8 on the right instead of 9
Mihsin2 years ago
Could be used as coasters.
craftknowitall (author)  Mihsin2 years ago
A lilttle large for coasters, so use the same pattern, but thinner yarn and smaller needles- smaller result =coaster. Enjoy!
foobear2 years ago
Very cute! Sounds like a fun pattern to try out :)