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October 4, 2019

Loom Knit Dewdrop Washcloth Makes a Luxurious & Affordable Gift

Inside: Loom knit Dewdrop Washcloth pattern with free instructions, chart and video for 2 sizes!

Washcloths. They’re humble. They have a humble job to do cleaning up. But that doesn’t mean they can’t look fabulous while they’re hard at work.

Washcloths make a quick, easy and economical addition to include in a spa set, bridal shower gift or a “just because” for a good friend. But they can be a bit boring.

Loom knit an entire spa set with these great patterns:

Loom Knit Scrubby
Mesh Soap Bag

Sure garter stitch is easy, but it’s just so, so… garter-y. (Yup, I’m making up words here.) Washcloths are the perfect size for trying out new stitch patterns. They’re just big enough to get the hang of the stitch, but you’re not stuck working on it for next 65 inches.

It’s time to add a little flair to your next washcloth with the dewdrop stitch.  This lightly textured stitch makes a beautiful washcloth that is easy to loom knit.    

The pattern includes written instructions, charts and, of course, a video link for both the Classic Dewdrop stitch (blue washcloth) and the Dewdrop Variation (cream washcloth).  

loom knit dewdrop washcloth
Instructions for 2 sizes: Medium and Large

Loom Knit Dewdrop Stitch Washcloth Pattern

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

Yarn: Medium weight (#4) cotton yarn 
Premier Yarns Home Cotton in colors Pastel Blue and Cream

Loom: ⅜” small gauge (SG) loom with at least 37 (43) pegs 
Kiss Looms Small Gauge Adjustable loom used in sample.

Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

loom knit dewdrop washcloth
This is the dishcloth you pull out when you have guests over.

ABBREVIATIONS
k = u-knit stitch
K2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl stitch
sl = slip stitch
yo = yarn over
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over
ssk = slip, slip, knit
sssk = slip, slip, slip knit

GAUGE
1 repeat (6 sts x 8 rows) = 1.25” x 1.4” in dewdrop stitch pattern

SKILL LEVEL Easy+

MEASUREMENTS
Medium: 8.25” x 8.25” (21 x 21 cm)
Large: 9.5” x 9.5” (24 x 24 cm)

NOTES 

Instructions listed are for medium size washcloth.  Adjustments for larger size are listed in parentheses ().

Cast on:  I recommend using either the crochet or long tail cast on.

Bind off: I recommend using either the crochet or super stretchy bind off.

Slipped stitch edge: In the video I work Rows 1-7 and slip the first stitch of the row. The chart I included shows the first stitch as knit/purl, but if you prefer to slip those you may.

Chart: The charts are given for the medium size washcloth only.  To make the large washcloth work one additional pattern repeat (shown in the red box on the charts). 


dewdrop classic header image

DEWDROP CLASSIC INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 37 (43) stitches.

Rows 1-3: p2, *k3, p3. Repeat from * to last 5 sts. k3, p2.
Row 4: ssk, *yo, sssk, yo, k3. Repeat from * to last 2 sts. k2tog
Rows 5-7: k2, *p3, k3. Repeat from * to last 5 sts. p3, k3.
Row 8: ssk, yo, k3, *yo, sssk, yo, k3. Repeat from * to last 2 sts. k2tog.

Repeat Rows 1-8 4 (5) more times.  Repeat Rows 1-7 once more.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Classic Dewdrop Washcloth Chart

classic dewdrop washcloth chart
classic dewdrop washcloth chart key

dewdrop washcloth variation header

DEWDROP VARIATION INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 37 (43) stitches.

Rows 1-3: sl1, p1, *k3, p3. Repeat from *. End last repeat with p2 instead of p3.
Row 4: sl1, k1, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3. Repeat from *. End last repeat with k2 instead of k3.
Rows 5-7: sl1, k1, *p3, k3. Repeat from *. End last repeat with k2 instead of k3.
Row 8: k2 tog, yo, k3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3. Repeat from *. End last repeat with k2 (after the final k3).

Repeat Rows 1-8 4 (5) more times.  Repeat Rows 1-7 once more.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Variation Dewdrop Washcloth Chart

dewdrop washcloth variation chart
dewdrop variation chart key

PIN IT!

loom knit dewdrop washcloth pin image

Dewdrop Stitch Tutorial Video

Comment below and shore your Dewdrop Washcloth gift giving ideas!

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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