Lily® Apple Dishcloth

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by Lily® Sugar'’n’Cream® Design Team

Lily® Apple Dishcloth

Use a clever series of yarn-overs and centre decreases to create the leaf that tops off this easy knit apple dishcloth. A perfect gift for a teacher or as an addition to a country kitchen!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 19 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Seed St Pat. to create an approximately 8" x 8” dishcloth.
  • 2
    To start the Apple, With Country Red, cast on 8 sts. (See Chart).
  • 3
    Right Bottom Apple: With Country Red, cast on 8 sts. 1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. 2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 3rd row: Cast on 2 sts. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. Break yarn. Leave these 10 sts on spare needle.
  • 4
    Left Bottom Apple: 1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. 2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 3rd row: As 1st row.
  • 5
    Join Left and Right Bottoms: 4th row: (WS). Working across Left Bottom sts, cast on 2 sts. (P1. K1) 5 times. Cast on 6 sts. Working across Right Bottom sts from spare needle, (P1. K1) 5 times. 26 sts. 5th row: Cast on 2 sts. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. 6th row: Cast on 2 sts. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. Last 2 rows form Seed St Pat.
  • 6
    Keeping cont of Seed St pat, proceed as follows: 7th to 14th rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row. 15th and 16th rows: Work even in pat. 17th and 18th rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row. 19th and 20th rows: Work even in pat. 21st and 22nd rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row. 23rd to 26th rows: Work even in pat. 27th and 28th rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row. 29th to 39th rows: Work even in pat. 40th and 41st rows: Cast off 1 st. Pat to end of row. 42nd and 43rd rows: Work even in pat. 44th to 52nd rows: Cast off 1 st. Pat to end of row. 53rd row: Cast off 2 sts. Pat across next 12 sts. Cast off 6 sts. Pat to end of row.
  • 7
    Left Top: 54th row: Cast off 3 sts. Pat across 10 sts. Turn. 55th row: Cast off 4 sts. Pat to end of row. Cast off rem 6 sts.
  • 8
    Right Top: 54th row: With WS facing, join Country Redto rem 12 sts of Right Top. Cast off 3 sts. Pat to end of row. 55th row: Cast off 3 sts. Pat to end of row. Cast off rem 6 sts.
  • 9
    To create the Leaf, With Country Green, cast on 3 sts. 1st row: (RS). (K1. yo) twice. K1. 5 sts. 2nd and alt rows: Purl. 3rd row: K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. 7 sts. 5th row: K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. 9 sts. 7th row: K4. yo. K1. yo. K4. 11 sts. 9th row: K5. yo. K1. yo. K5. 13 sts. 11th and 13th rows: Knit. 15th row: K5. Center dec. K5. 11 sts. 17th row: K4. Center dec. K4. 9 sts. 19th row: K3. Center dec. K3. 7 sts. 21st row: K2. Center dec. K2. 5 sts. 23rd row: K1. Center dec. K1. 3 sts. 25th row: Center dec. Fasten off. Sew Leaf to top of Apple.
  • 10
    To create a Hanging Loop, With Warm Brown, cast on 15 sts. Cast off. Fold Loop in half and sew to top of Apple.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Country Red 104465873 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Country Green 104462431 (1 skein)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Warm Brown 104213079(1 skein)
  • Clover® Takumi Single Point 13 inch Size 7 Bamboo Knitting Needles 104236575
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