Bring a touch of the southwest to your kitchen! This Prickly Pear in a Pot Knit Dishcloth Pattern is the perfect project for any experienced or novice knitter. Featuring a prickly pear cactus in a pot, this pattern provides all the instructions necessary to create a useful and beautiful knit dishcloth. Knitting this pattern is a great way to increase your knitting skills, while adding a practical and decorative item to your kitchen.
The design is not symmetrical, so adjustments may be needed by lefty knitters if it matters about the orientation of the cactus’s arms.
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