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Wishing All a Happy Mothers Day with a Free Knit Dress Dishcloth Pattern

Happy Mother’s Day.  To celebrate, I wanted to share this Dress Dishcloth pattern with you.  I originally published this in the Spring of 2014 as a fund raiser for Chicks and Ducks for Heifer International.  For another free knit dishcloth dress pattern, sign up for my newsletter and you’ll receive the Friends and Family Dress Dishcloth pattern.  The dress is featured on the right side of the blog.




Size 7 U.S. Knitting Needles (4.5 mm)

Crochet Hook U.S. Size G6/4.00 mm

1 Skein Worsted Weight Cotton in Main Color (A)

Sample used Sugar and Cream Soft Violet #00093 and Country Yellow #01612

Small Amount of coordinating solid Color (B)



Cast on 34 stitches


Using Main Color (A) Knit one row


Row 1-(A) Knit

Row 2-(A) Purl

Row 3-(B) K1, *YO, k2tog, k2* Repeat ** ending last repeat

with k3

Row 4-(B) Knit

Row 5-(A) Knit

Row 6-(A) Purl

Row 7-(B) K3, *YO, k2tog, k2* Repeat ** ending last repeat

with k1

Row 8-(B) Knit

Row 9-(A) Knit

Row 10-(A) Purl

Row 11-(B) K1, *YO, k2tog, k2* Repeat ** ending last repeat with k3

Row 12-(B) Knit


Change to Color (A) work in stockinette stitch starting with a knit row and knitting first and last stich on purl rows until piece measures 4 inches from cast on edge


Waist– change to color (B) for waistband


Row 1-K1, SSK 8 times, K2tog 8 times, K1 (18 stitches remain)

Row 2-Knit across

Row 3-K1, SSK 4 times, K2tog 4 times, K1 (10 stitches remain)

Row 4-Knit across


Change to (A) main color for Bodice


Row 1- K3, M1, K4, M1,K3

Row 2- k1, p10, k1

Row 3- k3, m1, k6, m1, k3

Row 4- k1, p12, k1

Row 5- knit across

Row 6- k1, p12, k1

Row 7- knit across

Row 8- k1, p12, k1


Neckline & Shoulders


Row 1- k4, cast off center 6, k3


Work on 4 stitches on one side


Row 1-K1, p3

Row 2-Knit

Row 3K1, p3

Bind off 4 stitches


Reattach solid yarn to other side at center of neckline (WS) facing


Row 1-P3, k1

Row 2-Knit

Row 3-P3, k1


Bind off leaving last loop to begin crochet chain and neckline trim

Starting with the loop from bind off – chain 12 and attach to the other side of neckline


Slip Stitch crochet around neck opening, slip stitch crochet in each chain for hanger and Fasten Off


Weave in ends



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