Another week, another dishcloth! This time, it’s a waffle stitch dishcloth

waffle stitch dishcloth flat on table

I was going to post this dishcloth project on the 4th of July as a companion to the striped garter stitch dishcloth project, but I decided to wait until today.

Like the striped garter stitch dishcloth in my previous post, the waffle stitch dishcloth has a patriotic, nautical feel. The red and blue stripes jump off the white background.

waffle stitch dishcloth folded lengthwise

I knit this dishcloth in a day without any problems, so you should be able to knit a couple of these in a day if you are a fast knitter.

You could knit a set of waffle stitch dishcloths featuring a different color as the main color and two other colors as the stripes. You could also knit a dishtowel in the same waffle stitch pattern to go with the dishcloth. Just continue the pattern until you reach the desired length.

Don’t forget, this dishcloth makes a great hostess gift or holiday gift. Why not knit a set of dishcloths in the garter stitch and waffle stitch patterns.

waffle stitch and garter stitch dishcloths

As with the striped garter stitch dishcloth, please remember to carry the main color (in this case, color A or White) along the side while knitting the dishcloth. You may cut the excess yarn for colors B and C when you’re done knitting each stripe.

Here are the instructions:

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth

Materials

materials for waffle stitch dishcloth

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100% cotton; 2.5oz/70.9g; 120yds/109m) in the following colors:

White (color A)

Red (color B)

Hot Blue (color C)

US 9 (5.25 mm) needles (straight or circular)

tapestry needle

scissors

dimensions: 9 square inches

gauge: 4 stitches/inch (4 rows/inch) in waffle stitch pattern

Instructions

CO 37 stitches with color A using long tail method

Row 1 (RS): K1, P2, K1continue to end of row

Row 2 (WS): P1, K2, P1continue to end of row

Row 3: Knit all stitches

Row 4: Purl all stitches

Switch to color B

Knit Rows 1 and 2 of the pattern

Switch to color A

Knit Rows 3 and 4 of the pattern, then knit the entire pattern once

Switch to color C

Knit Rows 1 and 2 of the pattern

Switch to color A

Knit Rows 3 and 4 of the pattern, then knit the entire pattern once

Switch to color B

Knit Rows 1 and 2 of the pattern

Switch to color A

Knit Rows 3 and 4 of the pattern, then knit the entire pattern once

Switch to color C

Knit Rows 1 and 2 of the pattern

Switch to color A

Knit Rows 3 and 4 of the pattern, then knit the entire pattern once

Switch to color B

Knit Rows 1 and 2 of the pattern

Switch to color A

Knit Rows 3 and 4 of the pattern, then knit the entire pattern once

Bind off on WS knitwise.

Cut excess yarn. Weave in ends.

Soak in cold water with a capful of white vinegar. Squeeze excess water in towel. Dry flat.

I would love to know if you tried making this project. Please contact me through the Comments section below.

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