Heart Washcloth

  • 01 of 02

    Heart Washcloth

    Heart washcloth.
    Eileen Casey

    Even a simple washcloth can be Valentine-themed! The Double Moss Stitch heart makes a plain cloth more interesting, and is great as a spa-inspired gift when paired with the Loofah Scrubbing Strap.

    Materials:

    • 1 ball Lily Sugar'n Cream in shade 228 Natural Ombre, or about 65 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn of your choice.
    • pair of size 7 US (4.5 mm) knitting needles
    • Scissors, tape measure, yarn needle

    Gauge:

    4 stitches and 6 rows to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch

    Size:

    About 9.5 inches square

    Sample...MORE knit by Eileen Casey

    Knitting the Cloth:

    1. Cast on 43 stitches.
    2. Work in Moss Stitch for 6 rows as follows: *K1, P1, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.(Note: If you want to make a really clean edge on both sides, try slipping the first stitch knitwise and knitting the last stitch on right side rows, and slipping the first stitch purlwise and purling the last stitch on wrong side rows. If you do it, just remember that you are, and don't include it in the Moss Stitch).
    3. Starting at right side, work 5 stitches in Moss Stitch, 33 stitches of Heart Chart, starting at Row 1, and 5 in Moss Stitch.
    4. Continue to work the chart, keeping 5 stitches in Moss Stitch at either edge throughout.
    5. When you have completed the chart, work 6 more rows in Moss Stitch.
    6. Bind off, and weave in ends.
    Continue to 2 of 2 below.
  • 02 of 02

    Knit the Heart

    Heart Washcloth chart.
    Eileen Casey

    For those who prefer written patterns to charts - here is the chart transcribed:

    Row 1 (RS): k33
    Row 2 (WS): p33
    Row 3: k33
    Row 4: p33
    Row 5: k16, p1, k16
    Row 6: p16, k1, p16
    Row 7: k15, p1, k1, p1, k15
    Row 8: p15, k1, p1, k1, p15
    Row 9: k14, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k14
    Row 10 (WS): p14, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p14
    Row 11: k13, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k13
    Row 12: p13, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p13
    Row 13: k12, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k12
    Row 14: p12, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p12
    Row 15:...MORE k11, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k11
    Row 16: p11, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p11
    Row 17: k10, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k10
    Row 18: p10, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p10
    Row 19: k9, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k9
    Row 20: p9, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p9
    Row 21: k8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8
    Row 22: p8, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p8
    Row 23: k7, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k7
    Row 24: p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7
    Row 25: k6, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k6
    Row 26: p6, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p6
    Row 27: k5, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5
    Row 28: p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5
    Row 29: k4, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4
    Row 30 (WS): p4, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p4
    Row 31: k5, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5
    Row 32: p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5
    Row 33: k4, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4
    Row 34: p4, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p4
    Row 35: k5, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5
    Row 36: p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5
    Row 37: k6, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k6
    Row 38: p6, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p6
    Row 39: k7, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k7
    Row 40: p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7
    Row 41: k8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8
    Row 42: p8, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p8
    Row 43: k33
    Row 44: p33
    Row 45: k33
    Row 46: p33

     

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