a dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

As I told you in the article “2019 Projects at a Glance“, one of my goals for this year is to design and share patterns for Alphabet dishcloths, all 26 capital letters. So… here’s the first one!  


PS: you can also use this pattern as a blanket block. It has the same number of stitches and rows as my “52 square pickup” ones 😉

If you want to add this pattern to your Ravelry library, click here.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $1 HERE.


a dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana


  • 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • Approx. 70 yds (64 m) of DK yarn (8 ply). OR 140 yds (128 m) of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.


21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn =  4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

NOTE: the gauge / tension is not particularly important to make dishcloths. The final measure of my square, with my tension, is 8.5” x 8.5” (22 cm x 22 cm).


  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl


– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

– Continue working for 55 rows as follows:

4 garter sts, A Pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts.

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

a dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana


Row 1) and every following odd row (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 6) p1, k10, p13, k10, p1

Row 8)  p1, k10, p13, k10, p1

Row 10)  p1, k10, p13, k10, p1

Row 12) p3, k6, p17, k6, p3

Row 14)  p3, k6, p17, k6, p3

Row 16)  p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 18) p5, k6, p13, k6, p5

Row 20) p5, k6, p13, k6, p5

Row 22) p6, k23, p6

Row 24) p7, k21, p7

Row 26) p7, k21, p7

Row 28) p8, k6, p7, k6, p8

Row 30) p9, k6, p5, k6, p9

Row 32) p9, k6, p5, k6, p9

Row 34) p10, k6, p3, k6, p10

Row 36) p11, k13, p11

Row 38) p11, k13, p11

Row 40) p12, k11, p12

Row 42) p13, k9, p13

Row 44) p13, k9, p13

Row 46) p11, k13, p11

Row 48) p11, k13, p11

Row 50) p11, k13, p11

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts


  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

A KNITTING Pattern alphabet dishcloth pattern free dishcloth pattern ohlalana


Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

7 thoughts on “ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: A – OhLaLana!

    1. Hello Mary,
      There are 35 sts in the center (where the letter is) and 4 garter sts at each side to make the borders.
      Happy knitting!

  1. There was an AD that stated you could purchase the complete alphabet fir $7.50 in a PDF prgram, is that true? If so I might as well do that—I have 9 Grandchildren and I am making them all Afghan’s and putting there initials in the middle—of course some have the same first initial—but they all like different colors🤣🤣🤣—will I have the option to print a hard copy in case I screw up my iPad or misplace is somewhere—iOS always like to have a hard copy in case I run out of power😳🤪🤣🤣

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