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:

Handknit Washcloth #1

partially folded washcloth-1

 

Knot Another Washcloth!

Knot Another Washcloth!at www.NourishandNestle.com

 

Woven Lattice Cable Stitch Washcloth with Crochet Edge

lattic washcloth with soap and lavender

 

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.

Nothing better than hand knit, spa washcloths, to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. Instructions for this DIY , daisy stitch, knit washcloth with crochet edge | craft

What you need to make 2 hand knit washcloths, finished measurement of 10.5 inches by 10.5 inches:

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.  

These are affiliate links and I will earn a small commission off of the sale of these products, but the price you are charged is not affected.  For my full disclosure policy, see here.

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!

Nothing better than hand knit, spa washcloths, to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. Instructions for this DIY , daisy stitch, knit washcloth with crochet edge | craft

Thanks for stopping by to visit today, I appreciate more than you’ll ever know.  And when you leave a comment…ah, it makes my heart sing!

I have published printable PDFs of several of my most popular knit patterns and printables and have made those available to all of my subscribers.  I will also continue to add patterns and printables to this page as we go along, so come back and check every now and again. So, if you’d like to get in on the ‘subscriber benefit’ action, simply subscribe to Nourish and Nestle using the form on the right sidebar, towards the top a bit, or by clicking the box right below.  I have sent all my subscribers the link to the Subscriber Benefits Library, but if you missed it or misplaced it, drop me a line.Subscriber Resource Link

Until next time, 

 Lynn2

 

 

 

 


 

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Comments

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    jenny
    September 22, 2015

    Lynn you are so impressive! I can imagine planning to knit a washcloth but never actually executing it, let alone creating a gorgeous blog about it 😉

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      lynn
      September 22, 2015

      Oh Pshaw! You’re the published author of many great books who also has a great blog about the books! Kisses!??

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      LaVerne
      October 31, 2015

      I am confused: The text says to pearl three stitches together 2 times before dropping the three stitches from left needle. The video says to pearl three stitches together 3 times before dropping the three stitches from the left needle. Which is correct?

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        lynn
        November 1, 2015

        Hi Laverne. Sorry for any confusion. You pearl the 3 stitches together 2 times before you take them off the needle.
        Please do let me know if you have further questions. I’m happy to answer them.

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      Dee Thompson
      July 8, 2016

      Simply lovely! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to whip some up for me, family, and gifts!

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        lynn
        July 11, 2016

        So glad to share! It’s not too early to be thinking about the upcoming holiday! Crazy as that is to say. Believe it or not, our local Michaels Art/Craft store had their Halloween stuff before the 4th of July this year!
        Thanks for swinging by.
        Hugs, Lynn

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        lynn
        July 11, 2016

        Hi Dee…happy knitting! So glad to help you add to your stash! 😉

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 23, 2015

    My grandmother makes and sends these too me. They are irreplaceable… but good to know how to make them if I ever need too! Over from the NC Blog Network!

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      lynn
      September 23, 2015

      Hi Julie, you’ve clearly been blessed with a great grandmother! Thanks for visiting today!

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    Andrea B.
    September 24, 2015

    I wish I knew how to knit beyond the single knit stitch – though maybe I need to watch this video and see if that is close enough. My aunt taught me that years ago, but I never got the hang of much else. Visiting from NCBN, too! *waves*

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      lynn
      September 24, 2015

      Hi Andrea, thanks for stopping by to visit. It’s really not much different, if you can knit and purl, you could probably do this! Give it a whirl and see.

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    Looks great can't wait to make these ...quick for Christmas coming up.
    October 5, 2015

    Can’t wait to knit these..looks quick and easy…gifts for Christmas.

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      lynn
      October 5, 2015

      So glad to contribute to your Christmas stash!Happy Kntting!

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    David
    October 12, 2015

    Your pattern calls for 49 sts, by my count you end with 2 sts. Am I missing something?

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      David
      October 12, 2015

      I’m specifically looking at row 2….should this towns the same as row 4?

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        lynn
        October 12, 2015

        I’m not sure I understand your question…think there’s a typo. But if you’re asking if row 2 and row 4 should be the same, the answer is no. On Row 4 the repeat starts a few stitches later than row 1 so that you get the diagonal. I hope I’m answering your questions. If not, please do let me know and I’ll keep trying!

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      lynn
      October 12, 2015

      Hi David, Are you putting the Knit in before you start the repeat? You’ll have a knit at both ends of each row.

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    Cynthia
    December 2, 2015

    Hi Lynn, This washcloth is absolutely beautiful, but could you tell me what the multiple is? I don’t like really large washcloths. I only like them about 7–7-1/2 inches large so I would need to CO less stitches but can’t figure out how many less. Can’t wait to get this on my needles! Thanks so much!

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      lynn
      December 2, 2015

      Hi Cynthia, I’m so glad you’re ready to get knitting. You will want to use a multiple of 4 plus 1. Have fun!

      Lynn

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    Diana
    January 27, 2016

    Hello Lynn,I have printed a copy of 2 different patterns and I think the one thats in the basket seems a different pattern then the daisy stitch one that I also have printed also.. Please help me with figuring out what the one is thats in the basket. Thank you Diana

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      lynn
      January 27, 2016

      Hi Diana, the washcloths that are in the wire mesh basket were knit using the Daisy Stitch. It probably looks different from different angles. Hope this helps. Lynn

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      lynn
      February 20, 2016

      You are so welcome! Hope have enjoyed knitting them!

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    Mandy
    February 23, 2016

    So pretty, thanks for the pattern, I love the crocheted edge!

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      lynn
      February 24, 2016

      Thanks Mandy…I do think the crocheted edge finished the washcloth perfectly! Hope you enjoy making them. Hugs, Lynn

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    Michelle
    February 26, 2016

    Hi Lynn,

    I am trying to scale the size down a bit… can you confirm that it’s 4plus 1?

    When I count using the CO 49 method I get that Row 1=49 stitches and Row 2=48 stitches, is it supposed to be like that?

    Thanks for your help! Love this pattern.

    Michelle

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      lynn
      February 26, 2016

      Hi Michelle, I just did a quick cast on and worked a couple of rows. I keep the 49 stitches on each row. I’m wondering if you aren’t doing one of the yarn overs. You never lose the 49 because when you purl the three together you get one stitch, then you yarn over for another stitch, then you purl the three together again for the 3rd stitch, so you never lose a stitch. Does that make sense? Try it again and let me know how it works out.

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        Michelle
        February 26, 2016

        Thanks, Lynn! Yes I was neglecting a YO I suppose!? Third time was a charm… my problem was also in the math, I was overthinking it by trying to scale it down. My gauge was much larger so 49 stitches was way too big, so I scaled it down to 33 (which now is a big small -lol) But it’s all making sense now. Also wanted to thank you for the video tutorial, that REALLY helps us visual learners. Great stuff! Keep up the great projects. Thanks again. – Michelle

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          lynn
          February 26, 2016

          Hey Michelle…so glad it worked! I know that frustrated feeling. And I’m glad the video helped. Often a picture is worth a thousand words…hey, I ought to coin that phrase! ? In any event, I really appreciate you stopping back by to tell me it’s working for you. And thanks for visiting.

          Have a great weekend, Lynn

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    Ashley Tukiainen
    March 11, 2016

    These are so pretty! What a great stash buster project. I have tons of half skeins sitting around waiting for something. Thanks for joining us at From The Archives Friday!!

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      lynn
      March 15, 2016

      Hi Ashley…get busting that stash! These are great for stash busting and for gift giving. Hope you enjoy knitting them. See you next week at From The Archives!
      Thanks for swinging by.

      Hugs, Lynn

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        Ashley Tukiainen
        March 16, 2016

        Just a heads up, April’s theme week is going to be Spring Cleaning. This would be a great post for that if you want to share it again. I wanted to choose this post for a featured favorite but one of the other bloggers picked your other post before I had the chance to put this one up, so I’d love the chance to have the opportunity to pick this again 😉

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          lynn
          March 19, 2016

          I’ll definitely pop in the week of Spring Cleaning, but will plan to see you before then too. Thanks for the heads up!

          Hugs, Lynn

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    Christina
    May 14, 2016

    Hi Lynn,
    Thank you for your post!! I absolutely love the dishcloths! I’ve even talked my husband into making them with me! 🙂 They are going to make wonderful gifts for myself and our loved ones.

    We’re novice knitters and we’re kinda stuck…I’m having a bit of difficulty with Row 4.

    I Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl the 3 stitches, Knit 1 as instructed, however my row did not end with a Purl 1, Knit 1

    Any advice? Do you happen to have a video tutorial for this particular row?

    Kind regards.

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      lynn
      May 14, 2016

      Hi Christina…I love that you have your hubby knitting with you! And I’m very glad to help you. After you purled the 3 stitches together for the last time, how many stitches do you have left on your needle? You should have 3 for the last K1 after the purl 3 and then the next P1 K1. If you don’t, count your stitches to make sure that you do have 49 stitches on your needle. Does this help at all? If not, let me know. We’ll figure it out.

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        Christina
        May 14, 2016

        Hi Lynn,
        Thank you for your response! I have one stitch left after my last purl 3.
        I K1, P1, K1, Purl 3, not dropping then YO and Purl the same stitches.

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          lynn
          May 15, 2016

          Hmmm…Do you still have 49 stitches? Did you K1P1K1 at the beginning of the 4th row? The fourth row is really the same as the 2nd row, you just move it in 2 stitches (the additional P1K1) so that the daisies will be offset from the ones on the second row. We’ll figure it out.

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    Elizabeth
    May 22, 2016

    Thank-you! I am just learning to knit. I have wanted to for years…LOl I didn’t have craftsy back when i first wanted to learn! I already crochet. These are so nice and will be great to practice on. Thank-you so much!

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      lynn
      May 24, 2016

      Hi Elizabeth, I am so glad you have picked up knitting needles to learn this craft. I have been knitting for close to 30 years, but have only just begun to crochet! (just the opposite of you!) I hope you enjoy my knit washcloth patterns, which should be perfect for new knitters. Let me know if you do have any questions and I will surely try to help.
      Wishing you a lovely week.
      Hugs Lynn

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    Erica
    July 19, 2016

    Hi! I love this pattern and the daisy stitches! Thanks so much for posting it! I am not a crocheter, unfortunately, and I was wondering if I could finish the edges by incorporating a seed stitch instead (maybe 4 rows and an additional 8 stitches per row, or is that too large)? I’d love to know your thoughts!

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      lynn
      July 20, 2016

      Hi Erica, I think 4 extra stitches on each side, done in a seed stitch, would actually look very similar to the crochet edging and about the same size! I say go for it! If you’re so inclined, I’d love for you to send a photo of the washcloth with the seed stitch edging to show how lovely I know it will look.
      Thanks for visiting and happy knitting.
      Hugs, Lynn

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    Ditte
    September 23, 2016

    I just knitted one of these – of course it wasn’t nearly as pretty as yours on the picture, but I’m still satisfied with the result, especially because I’m still a beginner at knitting and I had never crochet before. I just have one question though – I usually knit in what you would call either the continental or European style, and I was wondering if it is possible to do this purl in that way? I can’t for the life of me figure out how to the knit in the English style, so I keep having to throw the yarn over and switch it to the other hand.

    Anyway, I love this pattern and I will definitely knit one of these again, so thank you so much for sharing it!

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        Ditte
        September 30, 2016

        Thank you so much for your answer, Lynn. I think I will make this one again soon, so I will let you know. 🙂

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          lynn
          September 30, 2016

          You are so welcome Ditte! Have a great weekend.

          Lynn

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