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Easy Easter Egg Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

This colorful Easter Egg Dishcloth Knitting Pattern is a fun project to make in a variety of sizes. You can get really creative with your knitted Easter decor by making these garter stitch egg shapes into pennant banners, table decor, drink coasters, party trivets, potholders, and hot pads. It’s an easy quick-knit, so it’s a perfect last-minute holiday knitting pattern.

Design your own Easter Eggs with different colored stripes and embroider some, too. Cotton is my yarn of choice when knitting up items that will get wet like dishcloths or washcloths. This pattern includes two different sizes created on straight knitting needles and I demonstrate all of the basic knitting techniques from my free written pattern in my video tutorial further below in this post. Let’s knit it up!

Two knitted Easter Egg Dishcloths in purple, white, yellow, and green stripes atop green backdrop.

KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any sized yarn and appropriately sized needles for this project. To achieve my sample sizes, I used size 7 US knitting needles with worsted weight yarn.

• Yarn in cotton worsted weight – I knitted my samples with Sugar N Cream cotton yarn in colors White, Soft Violet, Hot Yellow, and Hot Green. This yarn works perfectly for projects that will get wet because it is absorbent, lightweight, and easy to wash out when using as a dishcloth.
• Knitting Needles, size 7 US
• Crochet Hook (optional)
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle
• Blocking Mats

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TECHNIQUES TO KNIT AN EASTER EGG DISHCLOTH

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• Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• KFB = Knit Front and Back (increase)
• SSK and K2Tog = Slip Slip Knit and Knit 2 Together (decreases)
• Change Yarn Color
• BO = Bind Off
• Weave In Ends

Easy Easter Egg Dishcloth Pattern by Studio Knit

HELPFUL TIP FOR CHANGING YARN COLORS

Changing yarn colors: Always change yarn colors at the beginning of the right side (odd numbered rows) of your work. This will allow all of the purl dash lines to be on the wrong side of your knitted piece.


ADDING AN OPTIONAL CROCHET CHAIN BORDER

Using a crochet hook of comparable size to your knitting needles, you may wish to finish your work with a pretty little crochet chain border around the perimeter of your knitted piece. I find that it helps define the edges and gives it a more polished look.

How to Crochet Chain Easter Egg Dishcloth Pattern by Studio Knit

HOW TO BLOCK YOUR KNITTED PIECE

The Easter Egg shape really comes to life when you block it into shape. I like telling my yarn how to behave and wet blocking really helps establish the proper curves of your piece.

How to Block Easter Egg Dishcloth Pattern by Studio Knit

WATCH VIDEO FOR FINISHING HELP


Easter Egg Dishcloth Knitting Pattern by Studio Knit

HOW TO KNIT EASTER EGG DISHCLOTH
Click to Watch Video Tutorial

Two knitted Easter Egg Dishcloths in purple, white, yellow, and green stripes atop green backdrop.

Easter Egg Dishcloth Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Easter Egg Dishcloth
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

This colorful Easter Egg Dishcloth Knitting Pattern is a fun project to make in a variety of sizes.

Materials

  • Yarn in cotton worsted weight – I knitted my samples with Sugar N Cream cotton yarn in colors White, Soft Violet, Hot Yellow, and Hot Green. This yarn works perfectly for projects that will get wet because it is absorbent, lightweight, and easy to wash out when using as a dishcloth.

Tools

  • Knitting Needles, size 7 US
  • Crochet Hook (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Blocking Mats

Instructions

SMALLER VERSION – 5″ x 6″
COASTER SIZE EASTER EGG

Cast On 11 Stitches

Row 1: (right side) K11

Row 2: (wrong side) KFB, K9, KFB (13 sts)

Row 3: K13

Row 4: KFB, K11, KFB (15 sts)

Row 5: K15

Row 6: KFB, K13, KFB (17 sts) 

Row 7: K17

Row 8: KFB, K15, KFB (19 sts)

Row 9: K19

Row 10: KFB, K17, KFB (21 sts)

Row 11: K21

Row 12: KFB, K19, KFB (23 sts)

Row 13: K23

Row 14: KFB, K21, KFB (25 sts)

Rows 15 – 22: K25

Row 23: SSK, K21, K2Tog (23 sts)

Row 24: K23

Row 25: SSK, K19, K2Tog (21 sts)

Row 26 – 28: K21

Row 29: SSK, K17, K2Tog (19 sts)

Rows 30 – 34: K19

Row 35: SSK, K15, K2Tog (17 sts)

Row 36: K17

Row 37: SSK, K13, K2Tog (15 sts)

Row 38: K15Row 39: SSK, K11, K2Tog (13 sts)

Row 40: K13

Row 41: SSK, K9, K2Tog (11 sts)

Row 42: K11

Row 43: SSK, K7, K2Tog (9 sts)

Row 44: K9

Row 45: SSK, K5, K2Tog (7 sts)

•BIND OFF AND WEAVE IN ENDS

•CROCHET CHAIN EDGES

•WET BLOCK FOR SHAPE

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LARGER VERSION – 8″ x 9″
TRIVET SIZE EASTER EGG

Cast On 16 Stitches

Row 1: (right side) K16

Row 2: (wrong side) KFB, K14, KFB (18 sts)

Row 3: K18

Row 4: KFB, K16, KFB (20 sts)

Row 5: K20

Row 6: KFB, K18, KFB (22 sts) 

Row 7: K22

Row 8: KFB, K20, KFB (24 sts)

Row 9: K24

Row 10: KFB, K22, KFB (26 sts)

Row 11: K26

Row 12: KFB, K24, KFB (28 sts)

Row 13: K28

Row 14: KFB, K26, KFB (30 sts)

Row 15: K30

Row 16: KFB, K28, KFB (32 sts)

Row 17: K32

Row 18: KFB, K30, KFB (34 sts)

Rows 19 – 30: K34

Row 31: SSK, K30, K2Tog (32 sts)

Rows 32 – 34: K32

Row 35: SSK, K28, K2Tog (30 sts)

Row 36: K30

Row 37: SSK, K26, K2Tog (28 sts)

Rows 38 – 44: K28

Row 39: SSK, K24, K2Tog (26 sts)

Rows 40 – 44: K26

Row 45: SSK, K22, K2Tog (24 sts)

Row 46: K24

Row 47: SSK, K20, K2Tog (22 sts)

Row 48: K22

Row 49: SSK, K18, K2Tog (20 sts)

Rows 50 – 52: K20

Row 53: SSK, K16, K2Tog (18 sts)

Row 54: K18

Row 55: SSK, K14, K2Tog (16 sts)

Row 56: K16

Row 57: SSK, K12, K2Tog (14 sts)

Row 58: K14

Row 59: SSK, K10, K2Tog (12 sts)

• BIND OFF AND WEAVE IN ENDS

•CROCHET CHAIN EDGES

•WET BLOCK FOR SHAPE

Notes

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

Lies Flat

Looks best when lightly blocked

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

• Slip Knot 

• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method

• K = Knit Stitch • KFB = Knit Front and Back (increase)

• SSK and K2Tog = Slip Slip Knit and Knit 2 Together (decreases)

• Change Yarn Color

• BO = Bind Off• Weave In Ends

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