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Knitted Fruit Dishcloth Pattern

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.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Learn How to Knit Fruit Citrus Slices with Easy Free Pattern + Knitting Video Tutorial with Studio Knit.
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Knitted Dishcloth and Pat & 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!

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! Make sure to watch my step-by-step video tutorial below… let’s knit it up! 

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Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

My ad-free printable pdf pattern fo this dishcloth is available in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop. Also available on Etsy. A great way to support my knitting work!

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Knitting Supplies

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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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Knitting Techniques

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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• B = Bind Off
Weave In Ends

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Knitting Instructions


  • 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



Row 1: (right side) K2 MC, K1 White, K10 MC (13 sts)

Leave 1 St remaining on the needle – Turn

Row 2: (wrong side)

K10 MC

Bring MC strand front, Take White strand back

K1 White

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!

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