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!  

Cecilia

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 😉

ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: A

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MATERIALS

  • 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.

GAUGE / TENSION

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).

ABBREVIATIONS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

– 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.

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A PATTERN: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

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

A PATTERN – CHART

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

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STITCH GLOSSARY  

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

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