Saturday, March 15, 2008

Dragonfly Dishcloth

Finished size: 8" X 9"

(US) size 7 needles, 2 ounces Worsted Weight Cotton in desired color (Example was made using Sugar ‘n Cream’s Hot Purple)

Cast on 39.

Row 1: k1 (p1, k1) across.

Row 2-5: Repeat row 1.

Row 6: (k1, p1) twice, k31, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p33, k1, p1, k1.

Row 8: (k1, p1) twice, k15, p1, k15, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p16, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1.

Row 10: Repeat row 8.

Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p15, k3, p15, k1, p1, k1.

Row 12: (k1, p1) twice, k14, p3, k14, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 13-28: Repeat rows 11 and 12 eight times.

Row 29: k1, p1, k1, p4, k7, p4, k3, p4, k7, p4, k1, p1, k1.

Row 30: (k1, p1) twice, k2, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, k2, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 31: k1, p1, k1, p3, k10, p2, k3, p2, k10, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 32: (k1, p1) twice, k3, p10, k1, p3, k1, p10, k3, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 33: k1, p1, k1, p6, k21, p6, k1, p1, k1.

Row 34: (k1, p1) twice, k6, p19, k6, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 35: k1, p1, k1, p15, k3, p15, k1, p1, k1.

Row 36: (k1, p1) twice, k7, p17, k7, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 37: k1, p1, k1, p5, k23, p5, k1, p1, k1.

Row 38: (k1, p1) twice, k3, p25, k3, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 39: k1, p1, k1, p3, k27, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 40: (k1, p1) twice, k2, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, k2, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 41: k1, p1, k1, p4, k5, p6, k3, p6, k5, p4, k1, p1, k1.

Row 42: (k1, p1) twice, k13, p5, k13, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 43: k1, p1, k1, p14, k5, p14, k1, p1, k1.

Row 44: Repeat row 42.

Row 45: k1, p1, k1, p15, k1, p1, k1, p15, k1, p1, k1.

Row 46-47: Repeat row 6 and 7.

Row 48: Repeat row 6.

Row 49-52: Repeat row 1.

Row 53: Bind off in established pattern.

Finish off. Weave in ends. Block as desired.

Designed and written by April Moreland
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  1. Wow, is this ever nice. I'm just learning to crochet, but will definitely try this out sometime. Thanks.

  2. must be a I am so I think I get this. Anyway, I will try this pattern...Do you happen to have a dragon fly pattern for a knit throw?

    Thanks Becky

  3. Lol...I'm a lefty so I think I get this since my crochet never comes out right. I'm going to make this wash cloth asap. Would you happen to have a dragon fly pattern for a throw?

  4. Hi Becky, yup, I'm a lefty!

    Sorry, I don't have any patterns for anything bigger than the dishcloths. I'm such a slooow knitter I don't think I'd ever be able to finish something as big as a throw! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  5. Love the dragonfly cloth. Thanks for sharing, April. :)

  6. i tried this pattern. what does bind off in the established pattern mean? i looked at a video on youtube and it said bind off by knit 2, pull 1 over 2 and drop 1. that didn't work it unraveled from corner.

  7. Hi John, thank you for using the dragonfly pattern! Working in established pattern means to continue with the same pattern that you've been doing. The last 4 rows are done in seed stitch (k1, p1) so you would bind off in seed stitch. This video might help. She is only binding off 2 sts, but it will give you the basic idea to continue across the row.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. :)


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