Y dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana Y letter knitting pattern



We’re almost there, one square away of the finishing line 🙂

If you are making an alphabet blanket, you’ll probably be 2 blocks short. At least I am, because I’m joining them into 4 strips! So, I will be using the heart (here‘s the post for the free pattern) for one of the vacant spots and I’m designing a smiley for the other one (I’m on it!). I thought those could be fun aditions to the project. I’ll share the smiley pattern too, as soon as I finish it.

For now, grab your needles and yarn, and I hope you enjoy the pattern below 🙂



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

Y dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana Y letter knitting pattern


  • 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, Y 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.


Y letter knitting 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) p14, k7, p14

Row 8) p14, k7, p14

Row 10) p14, k7, p14

Row 12) p14, k7, p14

Row 14) p14, k7, p14

Row 16) p14, k7, p14

Row 18) p14, k7, p14

Row 20) p14, k7, p14

Row 22) p14, k7, p14

Row 24) p13, k9, p13

Row 26) p12, k5, p1, k5, p12

Row 28) p10, k6, p3, k6, p10

Row 30) p10, k6, p3, k6, p10

Row 32) p8, k6, p7, k6, p8

Row 34) p8, k6, p7, k6, p8

Row 36) p6, k6, p11, k6, p6

Row 38) p6, k6, p11, k6, p6

Row 40) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 42) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 44) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 46) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 48) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 50) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

Y letter knitting pattern: CHART

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



Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

4 thoughts on “ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: Y

  1. Knitted the Y last night and a heart also so thank you so much, now got to decide how to join all the squares so they look their best, ideas? Fiona x

    1. You’re welcome, Fiona! At first I thought about crocheting a white border around each block before the final assemble, but I decided against it to save some time.
      Here’s my plan: join them into 4 strips with invisible horizontal seam, crochet one or two rows of SC in the side between strips, and then join the strips with single crochet seam. I have an article on joining methods here:
      I also plan to crochet a border around the entire blanket. I’ll share photos of the entire process here, in FB, IG and in Ravelry 🙂

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