An Eggsquisite Knitted Washcloth Pattern

An Eggsquisite Knitted Washcloth Pattern

I love knitted washcloth patterns; people are so inventive — you can find a washcloth pattern for just about anything that interests you. I wondered if I could knit an actual egg-shaped washcloth. So I did! It’s so cute, and the purple, pink, and blue yarn I chose help make it look like an Easter egg. Very spring-ish! Use this little egg-shaped washcloth for dishes, in the shower, or give it as a gift. It’s perfect for the chicken or egg-lover in your life!

This is an easy knitted washcloth pattern, but you will use five different increase and decrease stitches, so you’ll be practicing or expanding your skills. I’ve included a video showing four of the increases and decreases. I hope that helps you.

The pattern is below, and you can print it via PDF.

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Materials

Yarn: Lily Sugar & Cream (100% cotton, 120 yards [109 meters], color 00201 (Jewels), 1 ball
Needles: Size 6 U.S.
Notions: Markers, tapestry needles

Finished Measurements
5¾” wide x 6¾” tall

Gauge
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

Instructions

Cast on 15 stitches.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Increase Rows

Row 5: K2, pm, m1r, knit to 2 sts before end, m1l, pm, K2.

Row 6: K2, sl m, P to end, sl m, K2.

Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Straight Rows

Row 19: K2, sl m, K to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 20: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Rows 21-34: Repeat Rows 19 and 20.

Decrease Rows

Row 35: K2, sl m, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 36: K2, sl m, P to end, sl m, K2.

Row 37: K2, sl m, K to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 38: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 39: K2, sl m, K2tog, K to last 4 sts, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 40: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 41: K2, sl m, K to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 42: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 43: K2, sl m, K2tog, K8, CDD, K8, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 44: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 45: K2, sl m, K to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 46: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 47: K2, sl m, K2tog, sl m, K6, CDD, K6, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 48: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 49: K2, sl m, K2tog, K4, CDD, K4, sl m, K2.

Row 50: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 51: K2, sl m, K2tog, K2, CDD, K2, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 52: K2, sl m, P to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 53: K2, sl m, K2tog, K1, CDD, K1, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 54: K2, sl m, K to marker, sl m, K2.

Row 55: K2, sl m, K2tog, CCD, SSK, sl m, K2.

Row 56: K2tog, remove marker, K3, remove marker, K2tog.

Row 57: K2tog, K1, K2tog.

Bind off.

knitted-dishcloth-pattern

Finishing
Weave in ends and block. I got my washcloth completely wet, wrung it out, and smoothed it out to dry. It has a tendency to curl a bit at the top and bottom, but it will flatten out with use.

Abbreviations
CDD: Centered double decrease: Slip two stitches together knitwise from the left to right needle. Knit the next stitch and then pass the slipped stitches over the knitted stitch and off the right needle.
K: Knit
k2tog: Knit 2 stitches together: Insert the right needle into two stitches at the same time and knit them together.
m: Marker
P: Purl
m1l: Make 1 left: Insert left needle from front to back under the ladder between the two needles. Knit the strand through the back loop.
m1r: Make 1 right: Insert left needle from back to front under the ladder between the two needles. Knit the strand through the front loop.
sl: Slip
SSK: Slip, slip, knit: Slip two stitches individually knitwise from left to right needle. Insert the left needle into the front loops of slipped stitches and knit them together through the back loop.

© Kathleen Cubley, The Craftermath, 2018.


I love the size of this knitted washcloth pattern; it fits nicely in your hand and isn’t heavy when it’s wet. When I first designed this washcloth, I cast on 21 stitches, and it turned out really big. It kind of flopped around when I used it, so I started over and I’m much happier with the smaller cloth.

These make wonderful gifts, especially for Easter, or anytime for people who raise chickens! I have a chicken farmer in my knitting group, and she’s going to love it.

I hope you love this eggie knitted washcloth pattern, too!

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