This cute armadillo looks ready to scurry off the dishcloth! They are truly unique — the only mammals to have a shell. You can easily see the design of the armadillo by the shape of his body, his legs, and the bands in his shell.
The design is not symmetrical so adjustments might be needed for lefty knitters if it matters which way he faces.
The picture is created in garter stitch on a stockinette background. The border is seed stitch, but the pattern is written so that you may substitute a preferred border if you wish.
Chart Included: Yes
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