April Washcloth – Hurdle Stitch Knitting Pattern

Welcome to the 4th of this series of wash or dishcloth patterns. These are great ways of practising new techniques, or knitting quick projects. I also like to include them with a handmade soap as a quick gift idea. Cleaning cloths also make terrific gag gifts.

For this you need:

  • 4mm knitting needles
  • DK cotton yarn
  • Darning needle
  • Optional – crochet hook

Cast on 40 stitches

This is a 4 row repeating pattern
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 1, purl one – repeat over the whole row
Row 4: Knit 1, purl one – repeat over the whole row

Hurdle stitch detail

Repeat these 4 rows 12 times (48 rows)
Cast off.

You can now either darn in your tails, or take one of the tails, and chain 15 stitches with a crochet hook. Fold this over into a loop and stitch it to the corner to create a hanging loop.

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