Show your American pride by knitting this cloth with the American flag. This knit dishcloth pattern has a picture of the flag on it. The flag has 13 stripes and uses moss stitch to create stars in the upper corner — although there are not quite 50 of them. This design uses a variety of techniques to create the picture, including garter stitch, reverse stockinette, and moss stitch.
The design is symmetrical, so no adjustments need to be made for lefty knitters.
As mentioned, this cloth is different than my others. For those of you familiar with my garter stitch technique of every-other design rows, please note that this cloth is quite different. I have used garter stitch, reverse stockinette, and moss stitch to create the picture. The cloth requires careful attention to the pattern as every row is a design row. The border is seed stitch, but the pattern is written so that you may substitute a preferred border if you wish.
Chart Included: No
Knitting Information: This square casts on 37 stitches and is 55 rows tall.
To make dishcloths: 100% Cotton yarn (worsted weight), such as Sugar ‘n Cream, Peaches ‘n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, or KnitPicks Dishie.
To make afghan squares: Any worsted weight yarn.
Note: A lighter weight yarn, such as a DK, may be used, but the dishcloth will come out smaller; about 8 inches square.
9 in. X 9 in.
Approximately 1.5 oz. of 100% cotton dishcloth yarn, worsted weight.
Size 7 US (4 mm) or size to obtain guage
18 st and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette