Toward Center Mitered Dishcloth

Toward Center Mitered Dishcloth

This mitered dishcloth is knitted in the round from the cast on edge, and then through a series of decreases moves towards the center. The seed stitch pattern is similar to the previous dishcloth pattern (July 2020 post) except that this one is knitted in the round and has four smaller mitered squares that merge in the center.

Toward Center Mitered Dishcloth Pattern*

The seed stitch pattern:
Round 1: *K1, P1*; repeat from *…* to end of the row
Round 2: *P1, K1*; repeat  from *…* to end of the row
Knit in seed stitch pattern: Knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches

Yarn: PREMIER HOME® COTTON CONE YARN Colorway: Jelly Dots
Knitting Needles: US #7 circular needles
Crochet hook: US size 7 or 4.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: Not needed for this project
Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2tog: Knit two stitches together
  • ssk: slip slip knit (slip 2 stitches to right hand needle then insert the left needle in front of the two slipped stitches and knit them together).
  • sm: slip marker
  • BOR: beginning of round

1. Cast on 128 stitches using the cable cast on method (several tutorials available on Youtube) with US #7 size knitting needles placing stitch markers after every 32 stitches till all 128 stitches are cast on. Place a BOR marker at the end of the row. 

2. Join the round making sure the stitches are not twisted and knit the following:

  • Round 1: ssk, *K1, P1* (or knit in seed stitch pattern) till 2 stitches before first maker, K2tog, sm, ssk, knit in seed stitch pattern till 2 stitch before second marker, K2tog, sm, ssk, knit in seed stitch pattern till 2 stitch before third marker, K2tog, sm, ssk, knit in seed stitch pattern till 2 stitch before BOR marker, K2tog, slip BOR marker.

  • Round 2: K1, knit in seed stitch pattern till 1 stitch before first maker, K1, sm, K1, knit in seed stitch pattern till 1 stitch before second marker, K1, sm, K1, knit in seed stitch pattern till 1 stitch before third marker, K1, sm, K1, knit knit in seed stitch pattern till 1 stitch before BOR marker, K1, slip BOR marker.

  • Repeat rounds 1 and 2 till 8 stitches left on the needles

  • K2tog 4 times removing all markers.
  • Cut yarn and with a darning needle thread tail through the 4 stitches, pull tight and fasten off.

  • Weave in the ends, wash and block the dishcloth. 

  • To crochet the hanging loop, insert a size 7 crochet hook at one side of the BOR mitered corner and chain 15 stitches. Slip stitch into the other side of the same mitered corner, cut yarn and weave in the end.

*Pattern text and photo for personal use only.

~coffeeteaknits

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