Create a colorful Knitted Fruit Dishcloth in cotton yarn. Wedge-by-wedge, enjoy seeing your fruit slice knitted up as a perfectly round circle. These slices are great year-round as a dishcloth, washcloth, trivet, or sweet home decor. Our pots and pans stay scratch-free in our cupboard with these bright and cheerful trivets.
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Round Knitted Dishcloth
Measuring at 8 inches in diameter, this is a fun little quick knit that is sure to challenge and obsess you! Although this design is a rounded shape, we are knitting on straight needles, not on circulars… and no decreasing nor increasing stitches either!
Wedge by wedge, our citrus shape appears by knitting twelve little triangles with the magic of turning short rows. Make sure to watch my step-by-step video tutorial below… let’s knit it up!
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Pot & Pan Protectors
Along with dishcloths, these fruit slices make great knitted Pot and Pan Protectors. Knit up various sizes to protect against your cookware’s scratches and scrapes. The sweet, cheerful fruit design is perfect to brighten up your kitchen cupboards!
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• Yarn in cotton worsted weight – I knitted my fruit citrus slices with Sugar N Cream cotton yarn in colors Hot Green, Hot Pink, Hot Orange, Hot Yellow, and Hot Green. This yarn is perfect because it is absorbent, lightweight, and easy to wash out when using as a dishcloth.
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Printable Knitting Instructions
- Yarn in cotton worsted weight - Recommend Sugar N Cream cotton yarn in colors Hot Green, Hot Pink, Hot Orange, Hot Yellow, and Hot Green.
- Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
- Cast On 2 Stitches in Main Color (MC)
- On the same needle, CO 12 Sts in White Color
- Starting Row: Knit 12 White, K2 MC
WEDGE PATTERN KNITTING ROWS
Row 1: (right side) K2 MC, K1 White, K10 MC (13 sts)
Leave 1 St remaining on the needle - Turn
Row 2: (wrong side)
Bring MC strand front, Take White strand back
Bring White strand front, Take MC strand back
Row 3: K2 MC, K1 White, K8 MC (11 sts) - Turn
Row 4: K8 MC, K1 White, K2 MC
Row 5: K2 MC, K1 White, K6 MC (9 sts) - Turn
Row 6: K6 MC, K1 White, K2 MC
Row 7: K2 MC, K1 White, K4 MC (7 sts) - Turn
Row 8: K4 MC, K1 White, K2 MC
Row 9: K2 MC, K1 White, K2 MC (5 sts) - Turn
Row 10: K2 MC, K1 White, K2 MC
Row 11: K2 MC, K12 White (14 sts)
Row 12: K12 White, K2 MC
REPEAT Rows 1-12 to create 11 (of 12) fruit wedges
On last (12th) fruit wedge, Knit Rows 1-10, then
Row 11: K2 MC, K1 White, K12 MC
Row 12: Bind Off
Tack Edges of Wedges 1 and 12 together with yarn and a tapestry needle
Weave in ends and enjoy!
Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern
Looks best when lightly blocked
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