FREE PATTERN #8 - Go 'ROUND THE BARN One-Ounce Dishcloth


Like grandma's favorite quilt block.
Don't like counting stitches? Insert marker before the "K1, psso" and work to the corner.
Use self-striping yarn or make it a scrap project.

Size: approx. 7.5 x 7.5 in.
Needles:  U.S. Size 6  (4 mm)
Yarn:  1 oz. kitchen cotton, 44-46yds.  (Lily, Sugar 'n Cream, Country Stripes)
Gauge:  approx. 16 sts x 32 rows = 4 in.

Stitch guide:
Cable cast on - makes smooth cast on edge (Need help?  Video)
Sl 1 purlwise - makes even loop at edges  (Need help?  Video)

Cast on 60 sts in cable cast on.

Row 1 (RS):  Sl 1 purlwise, K27, K2tog, K1, sl 1, psso, K28.
Row 2 and all WS rows:  Sl 1 as to P, K to end.
Row 3:  Sl 1 purlwise, K 26, K2tog, K1, sl 1, psso, K27.

Cont in pattern, dec 2 sts at the center of every RS row until 3sts remain.
K 3sts tog.

Fasten off yarn.  Weave in ends.

As with other dishcloth patterns, you may need to adjust your needle size to accommodate your knitting tension and still use only one ounce of yarn.