Apple Dishcloth

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Apple Dishcloth

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Use a clever series of yarn-overs and centre decreases to create the leaf that tops off this easy apple dishcloth.

Single Size
Approx 8" x 8" [20.5 cm x 20.5 cm].
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The materials for this project cost $11.42

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  • Single Size

Approx 8" x 8" [20.5 cm x 20.5 cm].

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Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Country Red, 01530Edit Color
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Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Country Green, 01222Edit Color
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Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Warm Brown, 01130Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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The materials for this project cost $11.42

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Center dec (worked over 3 sts) = slip next 2 sts as if to K2tog, K1, then pass slipped sts over knit st – center of 3 sts should be on top of decrease (2 sts have been decreased)

K = knit

P = purl

P2sso = Pass 2 slipped stitches over

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 8" x 8" [20.5 cm x 20.5 cm].

MATERIALS

Dishcloth
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Country Red (01530) 1
Contrast A Country Green (01222) 1
Contrast B Warm Brown (01130) 1
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE

19 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Seed St Pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

Apple
With MC, cast on 8 sts.
(See Chart on page 2).

Right Bottom: With MC, cast on 8 sts.
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: Cast on 2 sts. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Break yarn. Leave these 10 sts on spare needle.

Left Bottom: 1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.

Join Left and right Bottoms: 4th row: (WS). Working across Left Bottom sts, cast on 2 sts. (P1. K1) 5 times. Cast on 6 sts. Working across Right Bottom sts from spare needle, (P1. K1) 5 times. 26 sts.
5th row: Cast on 2 sts. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
6th row: Cast on 2 sts. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Last 2 rows form Seed St Pat.

Keeping cont of Seed St pat, proceed as follows:
7th to 14th rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row.
15th and 16th rows: Work even in pat.
17th and 18th rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row.
19th and 20th rows: Work even in pat.
21st and 22nd rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row.
23rd to 26th rows: Work even in pat.
27th and 28th rows: Cast on 1 st. Pat to end of row.
29th to 39th rows: Work even in pat.
40th and 41st rows: Cast off 1 st. Pat to end of row.
42nd and 43rd rows: Work even in pat.
44th to 52nd rows: Cast off 1 st. Pat to end of row.
53rd row: Cast off 2 sts. Pat across next 12 sts. Cast off 6 sts. Pat to end of row.

Left Top: 54th row: Cast off 3 sts. Pat across 10 sts. Turn.
55th row: Cast off 4 sts. Pat to end of row.
Cast off rem 6 sts.

Right Top: 54th row: With WS facing, join MC to rem 12 sts of Right Top.
Cast off 3 sts. Pat to end of row.
55th row: Cast off 3 sts. Pat to end of row.
Cast off rem 6 sts.

Leaf
With A, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yo) twice. K1. 5 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. 7 sts.
5th row: K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. 9 sts.
7th row: K4. yo. K1. yo. K4. 11 sts.
9th row: K5. yo. K1. yo. K5. 13 sts.
11th and 13th rows: Knit.
15th row: K5. Center dec. K5. 11 sts.
17th row: K4. Center dec. K4. 9 sts.
19th row: K3. Center dec. K3. 7 sts.
21st row: K2. Center dec. K2. 5 sts.
23rd row: K1. Center dec. K1. 3 sts.
25th row: Center dec.
Fasten off. Sew Leaf to top of Apple.

Hanging Loop
With B, cast on 15 sts. Cast off.
Fold Loop in half and sew to top of Apple.