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Christmas Tree Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

xmas tree cloth

This pattern knits up as a holiday dish or face cloth if knit with a cotton or delicate yarn. Use a bulky yarn for a hot pad. Enlarge the surrounding purl area for a dish towel. Knit the background in red instead of green utilizing intarsia.

The motif is 16 sts by 32 rows.

Use any worsted weight yarn and needles appropriate to the yarn. It was knit at 4 stitches to the inch but gauge is not vital. Both sides look nice; if you use the side where the tree is knit in stockinette, it appears raised.

A chart is available here.

CO 25 st.
Row 1: k1, p1 to end; end k1.
Row 2: Rep Row 1.
Row 3: k1, p1, k across; end p1, k1.
Row 4: k1, p1, p across; end p1, k1.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Row 6: k1, p10, k3, p10, k1.
Row 7: k1, p1, k9, p3, k9; end p1, k1.
Row 8: Rept Row 6.
Row 9: Rep Row 7.
Row 10: k1, p4, k15, p4, k1.
Row 11: k1, p1, k3, p15, k3; end p1, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 10.
Row 13: Rep Row 11.
Row l4: k1, p5, k13, p5, k1.
Row 15: k1, p1, k4, p13, k4; end p1, k1.
Row 16: Rep Row 14.
Row 17: Rep Row 15.
Row 18: k1, p6, k11, p6, k1.
Row 19: k1, p1, k5, p11, k5; end p1, k1.
Row 20: Rep Row 18.
Row 21: Rep Row 19.
Row 22: k1, p7, k9, p7, k1.
Row 23: k1, p1, k6, p9, k6; end p1, k1.
Row 24: Rep Row 22.
Row 25: Rep Row 23.
Row 26: k1, p8, k7, p8, k1.
Row 27: k1, p1, k7, p7, k7; end, p1, k1.
Row 28: Rep Row 26.
Row 29: Rep Row 27.
Row 30: k1, p9, k5, p9, k1.
Row 31: k1, p1, k8, p5, k8; end p1, k1.
Row 32: Rep Row 30.
Row 33: Repeat row 31.
Row 34: k1, p10, k3, p10, k1.
Row 35: k1, p1, k9, p3, k9; end p1, k1.
Row 36: k1, p11, k1, p11, k1.
Row 37: k1, p1, k10, p1, k10; end p1, k1.
Row 38: k1, p1, p across; end p1, k1.
Row 39: k1, p1, k across; end p1, k1.
Row 40: Rep Row 38.
Row 41: Rep Row 1.
Row 42: Rep Row 1.


©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.

Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter