I’m still knitting dishcloths this summer. So far, I have knit dishcloths in garter stitch, waffle stitch, seed stitch and reverse garter stitch. Now, I’m adding the moss stitch dishcloth to the collection.
Like the seed stitch dishcloth, the moss stitch dishcloth features a series of alternating knit and purl stitches on the same row. Unlike the seed stitch dishcloth, you knit the opposite stitch that you see on the odd-numbered (right side) rows and the same stitch that you see on the even-numbered (wrong side) rows.
Knit a few of these for your kitchen, or knit sets of these to give as gifts. As always, please wash and block the finished dishcloths before gifting them.
Here are the instructions:
Moss Stitch Dishcloth
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100% cotton; 2.5oz/70.9g; 120yds/109m) in Light Blue
US 8 (5 mm) needles (straight or DPN)
tapestry needle or crochet hook
gauge: 5 stitches/1″ (6 rows/1”) in moss stitch pattern
dimensions: 9” square
CO- cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
K – knit
P – purl
CO 41 stitches using long tail method
Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1, *continue to end of row
Row 2 (WS): P1, *K1, P1, *continue to end of row
Continue until dishcloth is approximately 9” from the beginning.
Bind off on WS in pattern.
Cut excess yarn. Weave in ends with either the tapestry needle or the crochet hook.
Wash in water with a capful of white vinegar. Squeeze excess water in towel. Dry flat.
Your dishcloth should look like this:
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If you like this project, then check out my other dishcloth projects.
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Spinster Simone 🙂