Patterns for Putzes

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Pinwheel Dishcloth

Here is my other creation from February 2000. Thank you Mary Mort, for finding it for me since mine had disappeared!

Pinwheel Dishcloth

The eyelet triangle used for this pattern is from the Magical Mitered Vest Pattern copyright Jill Vosburg 1998, all rights reserved. http://www.justonemorerow.com/ The triangle is used here with her permission. This dishcloth pattern may be shared freely if this entire copyright notice is included.

As for the rest of the pattern, it was developed by Janine Tinklenberg (JanTink@sbcglobal.net), who gives you permission to share it freely as long as this copyright notice is included.

Four triangles make up the dishcloth. The long (right) sides of the triangle become the outside edges of the dishcloth.

1 skein worsted weight cotton, such as Sugar 'n Cream
size 7 or 8 needles
crochet hook size G

Cast on 21 sts.
Row 1: (Wrong side) Sl 1, k to end of row (ridge).
Row 2: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end of row.
Row 3: Sl 1, work (p2tog, yo) to last 3 sts, p2, k1
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 1 (ridge made).
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Sl 1, p to last st, k1.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.
Repeat rows 1-8 until 4 sts remain, ready to work a wrong side row next.

Sl 1, p2, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn.
Sl 1, p1, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, turn.
Sl 1, p1, turn.
K2tog.

First triangle made.


Pick up stitches along straight (left) edge of triangle until you have a total of 21 sts. Work a 2nd triangle the same way as the first. Repeat for a 3rd triangle. (You are adding the triangles in a counter-clockwise direction.)



Pick up 21 stitches for the 4th and final triangle. Work 4th triangle as follows:

Row 1: (Wrong side) Sl 1, k to end of row (ridge).
Row 2: Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, k2tog, k to end of row.
Row 3: Sl 1, work (p2tog, yo) to last 3 sts, p2, k1
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 1 (ridge made).
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Sl 1, p to last st, k1.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1-8 until 4 sts remain, ready to work a wrong side row next.

Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, p2, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn.
Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, p1, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, turn.
Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, p1, turn.
K2tog.

You should have enough loops on the cast on edge of the first triangle to attach the 4th triangle by picking up stitches and purling them with the first stitch in the row. Periodically eyeball and smooth it to make sure it is laying flat and that you aren't crowding the rows or spacing them too far apart.

After you have finished knitting the 4th triangle, sc around the outside, doing 3 sc in each corner. Cut yarn and weave in ends. If you are a crochetophobe, you may substitute applied i-cord, but this is a dishcloth for petesakes!

For a lacy looking face cloth (yes it's that pretty!), do a nice crocheted shell stitch around the edge.For a different look make two opposing triangles one color and the other two triangles a different color (helps use up those leftover bits from other dishcloths!). Or make every triangle a different color for a really great look!

9 Comments:

Blogger Barbara said...

You know I love dishcloths and this one is beautiful -- so glad you found it and showed it to us!! Thank you.

Barbara Collins
Dishcloths "R" Us

6:46 PM  
Blogger Nan Williams said...

Thanks for sharing. I cannot wait to try this one.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Dianne R in Pinellas Park, FL said...

That is neat, Jan, I'll have to try it. Don't know if you remember me, but we tried to meet and knit at your lys on a day they were closed. It was when I was visiting my son up there. The Squatter was only a few months old, as I recall.

2:30 PM  
Blogger LAURIE ANN said...

Hi Janine!
Thanks so much for sharing such a fun and lovely pattern. I'm a newbie knitter; I tried it, and I love the results! Here is the link where I feature your pinwheel dishcloth: http://stampinspots.blogspot.com/2007/07/pinwheel-dishcloth.html. Now, do I clean up the stamp room or knit a twin?
--Laurie Ann Woo

7:56 PM  
Blogger stmprdee said...

Thank you Janine for your pattern! I was looking for a new thing to knit and this looks like fun! THANK YOU! = Dianne Shiozaki aka stmprdee

9:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Great pattern! I can't wait to try it out.

4:16 AM  
Blogger Christmas Angel said...

Makes me think of KNIGHTS that go tilting at PINWEHEELS! lol, I LOVE it!

10:38 AM  
Blogger midgeling said...

I've made one of these! I think it was sometime in 2006. It turned out very nice in a dark green. Thanks again for the pattern.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Please solve a mystery: On the 4th triangle beginning of the second row I can't figure out how one could possibly pick up a st on the side of triangle #1. Row #2 is started on the outer end.

Here is what I did. First of all I picked up 21 + 1 from triangle #1. Row 1: k2tog, k to end. Row 2: sl1, k2tog, k up to last st, pick up 1 st on triangle #1 and then k the last st, sl the picked up st over the last st. (20 sts) Do this on rows 2,4,6,&8. The pick ups on Triangle #1 come out perfectly.
Nancy Ostergaard 6-18-2010
nangrd@gmail.com

10:32 AM  

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