Monday, April 20, 2009

Peace Washcloth Pattern

I recently have fallen in love with KrisKnits washcloths. She has a great blog and many free patterns on ravelry. My mother's birthday took my by surprise this year and I needed something quick, inexpensive, and personalized to make for her. What better than a handmade washcloth. She happens to be a little bit of a hippy child :) and loves the phrase/motto "Peace, Love, & Happiness". The idea was born using KrisKnits desings as inspiration, and also keeping in mind the finished sizes of her washcloths, I came up with this design. It it the first in the series for my mother. I hope they bring a smile to her face when she is doing the dishes and the same for those who try the patterns.

Needles: Size 4
Yarn: Sugar'n Creme Cotton - Bright Green
Finished Size Approx. 5" x 5" (28stitches x 53 rows)
Pattern: Use the chart below and the instructions following.
* I knit very tightly so adjust needles size to get appropriate gauge*
Odd rows = right side (all knit)
Even rows = wrong side
Knit all stitches except purls on wrong side.

Cast on 29 stitches.

Row 1-5 knit across all stitches.

All odd rows knit.

R6: K10, P3, K3, P3, K10

R8: K8, P5, K3, P5, K8

R10: K7, P6, K3, P6, K7

R12: K8, P5, K3, P5, K8

R14: K9, P4, K3, P4, K9

R16: K5, P1, K4, P3, K3, P3, K4, P1, K5

R18: K4, P3, K4, P2, K3, P2, K4, P3, K4

R20: K4, P4, K4, P1, K3, P1, K4, P4, K4

R22: K3, P6, K11, P6, K3

R24: K3. P7, K9, P7, K3

R26: K3, P8, K7, P8, K3

R28: K3, P9, K5, P9, K3

R30 & 32: K3, P10, K3, P10, K3

R34 & 36: K4, P9, K3, P9, K4

R38 & 40: K5, P8, K3, P8, K5

R42: K6, P7, K3, P7, K6

R44: K7, P6, K3, P6, K7

R46: K8, P5, K3, P5, K8

R48: K10, P3, K3, P3, K10

R49-53: Knit across all

Bind off on wrong side.

Sew up tails.

( I like to split the yarn in two, then sew up 4 tails)


KnitchPearls said...

Great pattern! Thanks!

LisaM said...

I tried your Peace washcloth and I love it!! I have made two so far. Thank you so much for sharing. Lisa : )

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Sarah said...

this looks awesome! i am trying to figure out something to love for my peace lovin hippie mom and her birthday is on sunday... this may be the one!

Lori Matteson said...

I am a very crafty person also. I love your peace dish cloth and am also in love with krisknits cloths. I would like to design some of my own as I have a bunch of charts I have mad up for tapestry crochet. Were did you get this graph paper? I have looked high and low for the paper like this with the very thin row for the knit back row. I would love to get my hands on some so I can make up some of my own charts. Please let me know, you can e-mail me at
Thank you so much, Lori

niennaseregon said...

Hi! I think this is such a fantastic pattern, I'm just dying to make it! I just have one question: How many grams does it take? I have a ball that's just over 42 grams, and I just want to make sure that it will be enough (seeing as how I only have one in the color I want to use LOL)
Thanks so much!

Mrs Mountain said...

Lori M - Thanks so much! The graph paper is actually in excel. I created it myself because I could not find anything I liked. I wish I could easily explain how to create your own but its hit or miss and quite complicated. :)
niennaseregon - honestly I am not sure on the exact grams but I bought lilys sugar and creme and I can easily get 2 cloths out of one ball.

Sheila said...

Wow, this is such a neat pattern! I cant wait to try your others! You rock!
Thank you for sharing your "artsy fartsy" creativity with us...

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stinkylizzy said...

I love your peace, love and happiness collection. So incredibly cute. Are they copyrighted? Sometimes I sell my knitted items, but I always check with the creator first to see if that is allowed. Thank you!

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alex said...

Great idea. I love it!!! Would you mind if I share a link to your blog post on my crochet blog and on my FaceBook page? People are always looking for different shapes for a pattern stitches.

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Skeins Of Dreams said...

I love this pattern and the love pattern as well i think im going to make myself a patchwork blanket with these! thank you

TheSchraderProject said...

What a simply great project! Mine turned out beautifully and will make the perfect gift for a friend. Thank you! I'm excited to try some of your other patterns now!

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