Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wild Rose Textured Dishcloth

As of April 28, 2013 this pattern has had some errors fixed up.  Hopefully all is now perfect!

Wild Rose Textured Dishcloth

The wild rose is the provincial flower of the province of Alberta (Canada) and that is where I grew up.  This dishcloth pattern is dedicated to my mother, Marcella Schwenk, for showing me both how to 'smell the roses' and to 'do the dishes' when I lived out in Alberta.  Thanks Mom!

Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream Cotton

Needles: Small, use size 4 mm for 9-inch square; Medium, use size 4.5 mm for 10-inch square; Large, use size 5 mm for 11-inch square

Cast on 45 stitches.

Rows 1 to 7: Knit across.

Row 8: K4, P37, K4.

Row 9: K23, P4, K18.

Row 10: K4, P14, K1, P3, K1, P18, K4.

Row 11: K13, P3, K5, P1, K5, P1, K17.

Row 12: K4, P13, K1, P5, K1, P3, K2, P2, K1, P9, K4.

Row 13: K12, P1, K5, P3, K7, P1, K16.

Row 14: K4, P11, K1, P8, K1, P7, K1, P8, K4.

Row 15: K12, P1, K6, P1, K9, P1, K15.

Row 16: K4, P10, K1, P10, K1, P7, K1, P7, K4.

Row 17: K11, P1, K6, P1, K12, P1, K13.

Row 18: K4, P8, K1, P13, K1, P6, K1, P7, K4.

Row 19: K10, P1, K7, P1, K14, P1, K11.

Row 20: K4, P6, K1, P16, K1, P6, K1, P6, K4.

Row 21: K9, P1, K7, P1, K16, P1, K10.

Row 22: K4, P5, K1, P1, K3, P13, K1, P7, K1, P5, K4.

Row 23: K8, P1, K8, P1, K10, P2, K5, P2, K8.

Row 24: K4, P4, K1, P8, K1, P9, K1, P9, K1, P3, K4.

Row 25: K7, P1, K10, P2, K6, P1, K8, P1, K9.

Row 26: K4, P5, K1, P9, K1, P3, K2, [P1, K1] twice, P8, K1, P3, K4.

Row 27: K6, P1, K8, P1, K1, P1, K4, P3, K10, P1, K9.

Row 28: K4, P5, K1, P10, K1, P9, K1, P7, K1, P2, K4.

Row 29: K6, P1, K7, P1, K9, P1, K11, P1, K8.

Row 30: K4, P4, K1, P11, K1, P10, K1, P6, K1, P2, K4.

Row 31: K6, P1, K6, P1, K11, P1, K10, P1, K8.

Row 32: K4, P3, K1, P11, K1, P11, K1, P6, K1, P2, K4.

Row 33: K6, P1, K6, [P1, K11] twice, P1, K7.

Row 34: K4, P2, K1, P12, K1, P10, K1, P6, K1, P3, K4.

Row 35: K7, P1, K5, P2, K9, P1, K13, P1, K6.

Row 36: K4, P2, K1, P11, K3, P9, K1, P1, K2, P2, K1, P4, K4.

Row 37: K8, P3, K4, P1, K8, P1, K2, P2, K9, P1, K6.

Row 38: K4, P2, K1, P8, K1, P5, [K1, P6] twice, K1, P5, K4.

Row 39: K8, P1, K7, P1, K5, P1, [K7, P1] twice, K6.

Row 40: K4, P3, K1, P5, K1, P9, K1, P3, K1, P8, K1, P4, K4.

Row 41: K8, P1, K9, P3, K11, P1, K4, P1, K7.

Row 42: K4, P4, K1, P2, K1, P13, K1, P11, K1, P3, K4.

Row 43: K7, P1, K10, P1, K14, P1, K1, P1, K9.

Row 44: K4, P6, K2, P14, K1, P11, K1, P2, K4.

Row 45: K6, P1, K11, P1, K14, P1, K11.

Row 46: K4, P8, K1, P13, K1, P10, K1, P3, K4.

Row 47: K7, P1, K10, P1, K13, P1, K12.

Row 48: K4, P7, K1, P14, K1, P10, K1, P3, K4.

Row 49: K7, P1, K11, P1, K13, P1, K11.

Row 50: K4, P7, K1, P13, K1, P11, K1, P3, K4.

Row 51: K7, P1, K11, P1, K12, P1, K12.

Row 52: K4, P8, K1, P12, K1, P11, K1, P3, K4.

Row 53: K8, P1, K10, P2, K10, P1, K13.

Row 54: K4, P10, K1, P8, K1, P2, K1, P6, K4, P4, K4.

Row 55: K12, P2, [K3, P1] twice, K7, P1, K15.

Row 56: K4, P12, [K1, P5] twice, K3, P10, K4.

Row 57: K23, P1, K3, P1, K17.

Row 58: K4, P14, K3, P20, K4.

Row 59: Knit across.

Row 60: K4, P37, K4.

Rows 61 to 66: Knit across.

Cast Off.

This pattern can be used to make dishcloths for craft sales meant for charity. Please do not resell the pattern or use it for personal profit. It is copyrighted to me (Anne Goodwin), January 15, 2012.


  1. This is beautiful, but I'm afraid I never did master knitting. Being the anti-change personality I tend to be, I just stick to crocheting more than anything else.. some scrapbooking, and art journaling, or crafting now and then; but crocheting's been my biggest love, ever since I was a young girl! You DO remind me, however, that I could stand to whip up at least a couple new dishcloths myself, though!!.. Just not today! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter! Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you all! ~tina

    1. Thank you very much Tina. You are very kind. I love looking at crocheted work and patterns. I love it enough that I am beginning to learn to crochet even though I will always mainly be a knitter. Thank you for friending me and have a very nice day! ~Anne P.S. You have some BEAUTIFUL crochet patterns and are very talented!

  2. Sorry if you get comment from me twice (i typed, and it disappeared).
    Anyways, I wanted to say Thank you so much for this pattern.
    I'm 47 and just started knitting. My mom has been knitting all her life (since childhood), and I finally just got the bug!
    I have so many projects in my head I want to do, but I have to finish the scarf she has me knitting for her for practice, but then I saw your Rose Dishcloth, and it was perfect. We grew up in Alberta (north of Grande Prairie), and itching to start making these :-).
    Just out of curiosity, can I make placements in the same design? would it be hard to adjust?

  3. Lovely Christmas presents this year to add to my Christmas bags! Thank you!