Hand Knit Daisy Stitch Washcloth Pattern
I’m a sucker for funny commercials, and for that matter, tear-jerker commercials. The one of the male nurse who sings the Name Game song with his patient has been out for years, but gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eyes every time.
And the Geico commercial with the camel asking ‘Guess what day it is?’ is one that now has a permanent place in the lexicon of our country. So, with homage to the Geico Camel…’Guess what day it is?”…It’s ‘A New Knitted Washcloth Pattern’ Day!!
This pattern is the latest of four knitted and crocheted washcloths that I’ve posted, and my second favorite after the Knot Another Washcloth pattern. Here’s the rundown of all the other washcloths:
This latest pattern uses the daisy stitch, which to me is an easier version of the lotus flower stitch. If you’ve never done these stitches, the key is not to knit too tightly.
What you need to make 2 hand knit washcloths, finished measurement of 10.5 inches by 10.5 inches:
- I skein worsted weight , 100% cotton. 200 yards made 2 washcloths. I use Lily Sugar’n Cream
- Size 6 knitting needles, or to fit your gauge
- 3.75 MM Crochet Hook
- Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
Directions to make hand knit washcloth
- Cast on 49 stitches
- Row 1: Knit all
- Row 2: Knit 1 *Purl the next 3 stitches together, but don’t drop them off of the the needle. Bring your right hand needle from the back to the front, Yarn Over and purl the same 3 stitches together again and drop them from the left needle. Knit One.* See the video at the end of the directions for an illustration of this repeat.
- Row 3: Knit all
- Row 4: Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 *Purl the next 3 stitches together, but don’t drop them off of the needle. Bring your right hand needle from the back to the front, Yarn Over and purl the same 3 stitches together again and drop them from the left needle. Knit One.* This row will end with a a Purl 1, Knit 1.
- Row 5: Knit all
- Repeat rows 2-5 until you reach 9 inches.
- Bind off, but don’t cut yarn
- With your crochet hook, work approximately 25 (about half the number of stitches cast on and the rows worked) evenly spaced single crochet stitches into each side of the washcloth, working 2 single crochet stitches into each corner stitch.
- Single Crochet 2 more rows around the washcloth, working 2 more stitches at the corner of the next row and then 3 stitches in the corner of the last row.
- Bind off and weave in all your loose ends.
I ‘produced’ the following video because you know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Bear in mind, I ‘produced’ this video with my iphone attached by a large binder clip to my mini tripod, so please be gentle in your judgement.
You can hear the tightness of the stitches…don’t let that trouble you. While they are tight-ish, the video makes it sounds worse than it is. Once you get in the groove, it is really an easy pattern.
These really knit up pretty quickly. If you get started, you could make quite a gift stash for the holidays!
You could easily put together a little basket with your washcloths, maybe some lovely soap or other spa items. I’m going to be putting together some ‘packages’ for some friends and family and have included some of my finds for your convenience.
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And I’m absolutely in love with this copper wire basket! Copper with those white washcloths and the beautifully colored soap wrapping?…bliss!
This silver basket combination is so soothing and spa-like.
And for a more ‘natural look’, a seagrass basket with the almond soap bar would be lovely.
However you decide to ‘gift’ your washcloths, I know the recipient will be thrilled. Pin the following image so that you can refer back to this page for all the patterns for your future washcloth knitting projects!
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