ASTERISK knitting pattern for dishcloths or blocks

ASTERISK knitting pattern for dishcloths or blocks


The entire ASTERISK knittin pattern is written and charted below, ready to be used to make dishcloths, washcloths, blanket or rug blocks… 🙂

Happy knitting!


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

Row 2) p all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 6) p all sts

Row 8) p all sts

Row 10) p all sts

Row 12) p all sts

Row 14) p10, k2, p11, k2, p10

Row 16) p7, k6, p9, k6, p7

Row 18) p6, k9, p5, k9, p6

Row 20) p8, k8, p3, k8, p8

Row 22) p10, k7, p1, k7, p10

Row 24) p12, k11, p12

Row 26) p13, k9, p13

Row 28) p4, k27, p4

Row 30) p2, k29, p2

Row 32) p3, k9, p3, k5, p3, k9, p3

Row 34) p4, k4, p7, k5, p7, k4, p4

Row 36) p14, k7, p14

Row 38) p14, k7, p14

Row 40) p14, k7, p14

Row 42) p14, k7, p14

Row 44) p all sts

Row 46) p all sts

Row 48) p all sts

Row 50) p all sts

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

ASTERISK dishcloth 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.

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