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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.




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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