Diagonal Dishcloth Knitting Pattern : Happy Thoughts

Dishcloths make great Christmas gifts for anyone. This pattern spices up the standard garter stitch dishcloth pattern.


Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Bonus: Video



Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Increase Stitches

Decrease Stitches



Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yardage: 50 – 60 yards {45 – 54 meters}

Suggested Yarn: BirdiesKnits {Etsy} Worsted Organic Cotton Yarn {Tutti Fruity}

Needle Size: US 6 {4mm} Knitting Needles



Measurements: 7 1/2″ square {19cm}

Gauge: 22 STS & 40 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 1.1oz {30g}




Knit diagonally.

Knit using the garter stitch.




Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:


Row 1: K1, INC1, K1

Row 2: K3

Row 3: K1, INC1, K1, INC1, K1

Row 4: K5

Row 5: K1, INC1, K3, INC1, K1

Row 6: K7

Row 7: K1, INC1, K5, INC1, K1

Row 8: K9

Repeat rows 7-8 until you have 55 STS on your needles


Row 1: K1, SKP, *K* K2TOG, K1

Row 2: *K*

Repeat rows 1-2 until you have 5 STS remaining on your needles

Next row: K1, SKP, K2TOG

Next row: K3

Next row: SK2PO {1 stitch remaining}

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

INC1 – make 1 stitch {I use a backwards loop}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

SKP – slip 1 stitch purl-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch

SK2PO – slip 1 stitch purl-wise, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the 2 stitches knitted together, decreasing 2 stitches

STS – stitches




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